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Hundreds Attend Hypercube Weekend Startup Workshop

  • Gibbs Dube

Hundreds of people are attending Zimbabwe’s first-ever weekend startup workshop organized by Hypercube Hub of Harare in conjunction with the United States Embassy.

Hypercube operations manager Tapfumaneyi Murove says many young people are showing interest in starting their own businesses.

Murove says people with workable startups will get technical support to launch their projects.
Guest of honour, prominent United States entrepreneur Fahad Hassan, is set to officially open the event which ends Sunday.

Hassan runs Always Prepped, a dashboard which identifies trouble spots for teachers and uses easy data collection methods to help teachers pay attention to every child.

Always Prepped is tackling the big data problem in education by aggregating and analyzing the most important elements of a student's classroom performance on a single dashboard.

It provides a free tool for teachers to connect existing web-based accounts such as Khan Academy, Engrade and others in to one centralized location.

The weekend workshop is expected to bring together developers, designers, marketers, product managers, and startup enthusiasts.

The event, which will be held at Hypercube Hub premises, has in the past been convened by Startup Weekend at Strathmore University iLab in Nairobi and several other nations.

Startup Weekend has hosted over 1,000 events in over 110 different countries to date, reaching over 100,000 entrepreneurs and creating 13,000 startups.