A few days before 2018 came to a close, African Tech Roundup's Andile Masuku, sat down two bright, young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, Simanga Madhlabuta and Wisdom Gakaka, to learn what it takes to engineer business success in Harare.
Just days before 2018 came to a close, Executive Producer at African Tech Roundup, Andile Masuku, sat down two bright, young Zimbabwean entrepreneurs to learn what it takes to engineer business success in Harare. Since then, Zimbabwe has taken an economic joyride that validates many of the insights featured in this very podcast.
This conversation features Co-Curator and Head of Partnerships at Zimbabwe Investment Tours, Simanga Mdhlabuta, a commercial sales and business development professional and Wits MBA who gained invaluable corporate experience working for leading Zimbabwean entrepreneurial giants such as Innscor, Econet and Africom. Simanga has also made meaningful entrepreneurial plays of his own in the investments and property industries, and in doing so, gained an enviable grasp of the nuances of Zimbabwe’s investment potential.
Also on the episode is, Wisdom Gakaka, Co-founder and CEO of Cyrex Business, a group of companies which spans high-end corporate branding, flatpack furniture manufacturing and serviced office operations. In just over ten years, Wisdom and his co-founder Annabelle have grown a modest branding solutions brokerage into a profitable business with impressive in-house production capabilities.
This podcast offers invaluable insight into the pragmatic realities of leveraging long-term entrepreneurial investment strategies to crack one of Southern Africa's most promising markets.
Image credit: Henry Hakulandaba
First published in AfricanTechRoundup.com.