After hosting of a live panel session at #Leaderex2019 in Sandton, Johannesburg themed, Accelerating Zimbabwean Entrepreneurial Ventures, Andile Masuku sat down with Zimbabwean businessman and presidential advisor Dr Shingi Munyeza and South African entrepreneur Allon Raiz for a relaxed podcast taping.
Before making his mark as an entrepreneur, Dr Munyeza built a storied corporate career that saw him grow from being a clerk at Ernst & Young to a heavy-hitting advertising industry executive, and later, and perhaps most famously, to being the CEO of African Sun, one of Zimbabwe’s leading hospitality groups. Dr Munyeza has since evolved into one of his country's most respected serial entrepreneurs and, on this podcast, he shares his motivation for joining forces with Allon Raiz to launch a business incubator in Zimbabwe.
Allon Raiz has come to be regarded globally as a pioneer and maverick in the business-incubation industry. An industry which is, for the most part, notorious for being anything but pragmatic and profitable. He is the CEO of Raizcorp, a business which, has provocatively been dubbed by The Economist as “the only genuine incubator in Africa”.
Listen in for exclusive insight regarding these men's decidedly different entrepreneurial approaches and for practical wisdom on backing early-stage entrepreneurial progress in Zimbabwe a la Raizcorp Zimbabwe.
First published by AfricanTechRoundup.com.
Side-note: A big thank you to those of you who attended our #ZIT2019 live fireside chat with Dr Shingi and Allon at #Leaderex2019, and thank you to African Tech Roundup and Henley Business School Africa for supporting the event.