According to www.wikipedia.org. A startup or start-up is a company or project undertaken by an entrepreneur to seek, develop, and validate a scalable economic model. While entrepreneurship refers to all new businesses, including self-employment and businesses that never intend to become registered, startups refer to new businesses that intend to grow large beyond the solo founder. At the beginning, startups face high uncertainty and have high rates of failure, but a minority of them do go on to be successful and influential. Some startups become unicorns; that is privately held startup companies valued at over US$1 billion. In Zimbabwe we have a lot Start Ups companies that were founded and are led by young people and below are 10 of these Startups that are doing very well. (Please note this list is not in any particular order)
Biggest straight from the farm marketplace in Zimbabwe. It is an online platform whose mission is to disrupt the food supply systems across Africa. It is led by young vibrant entrepreneurs and has grown rapidly during the course of the year.
#2) Need Energy
Need energy is an energy tech startup company that leverages innovation, data and modern technologies relevant with times as its core values are to provide sustainable and clean energy solutions.
An innovative next generation logistics solutions provider built for enterprises.
#4) Phenomenon Tech
Works on creating virtual reality experiences that help learners to travel and explore various career paths. Recently made a state or the art online laboratory that helps ordinary and advanced level students.
An agricultural solution startup which aims in making Zimbabwe the bread basket of Africa again by promoting smart farming technologies.
Tuverl is a new way to travel by road is African countries. Tuverl makes travel to various destinations cheaper, faster and more convenient.
#7)The housing Hub
An online service platform that links tertiary students to decent and affordable off campus accommodation.
#8) The Wheel Magazine
A full colour magazine containing articles, patterns and projects for the fibre artist written by knowledgeable and inspirational spinners, weavers, dyes, knitters and filters from around the world.
#9) Virtual Recycling
An online recycling startup.
#10) Shumba Money
A startup that helps send money across the world in real time at affordable rates.
By Zvikomborero Claire Duri