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Up-Skilling

Stimulus Innovation Center provides business training and consulting services.

Techniques and Tools

Equiping entrepreneurs through coaching of project management tools and techniques.

Networking

Providing entrepreneurs with the tools necessary for establishment and growth int the market.

Networks

Stimulus Women

Stimulus Africa has a vibrant women’s  network which runs various programmes designed to support women’s economic empowered. Its flagship project is the Women Empowered Program[WEP] empowers women through capacity development acceleration in entrepreneurship, leadership and mentorship training...

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Project Management

The PM network aims to equip entrepreneurs through coaching and training of project management tools and techniques in a networking environment. The networking also seeks to recruit and work with Project Management consultants on projects coming through Perspective Consultants- The consultancy arm...

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Green Business

As part of this vision, our aims are: to be known as influencers of the market in all areas of sustainability, to develop the largest bank of peer-generated and peer-reviewed information on green enterprise innovation on green enterprise innovation and development for young people in Africa and to create a new generation...

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Latest News

CREATIVE ENTERPRISE SKILLS (CES) PROGRAMME

Stimulus Africa and the British Council Southern Africa Cluster partnered with the view of developing the business skills and knowledge of creatives entrepreneurs through, the Creative Enterprise Skills (CES) programme. The creative entrepreneurs who participated in the CES programme managed to develop business skills and knowledge needed to run their business effectively and profitably. Those who did not have clear businesses, were  motivated to turn their talent into a viable business. The CES programme for South Africa was delivered in three cities; - Cape Town, Pretoria, and Durban. The CES programme was adapted from the Stimulus PAP Business Modelling tool with influence from the NESTA creatives enterprises training programme.

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IMPACT INVESTMENT DIALOGUE 

On the 1st of June 2018, Stimulus hosted an information session on impact investment with representatives of financial institutions and the donor community. The aim of the session was to get the perspectives of financial institutions and donors on impact investment as an innovative solution for financing SME’s.

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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY

Stimulus Africa and UNWOMEN partnered to commemorate the International Women’s day on the 8th of March under the theme, Time is now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives. A panelist from different backgrounds with women empowerment portfolios were engaged. The commemorations were held at the National Arts Gallery in Harare.

Opening remark by the Executive Director of Stimulus Africa

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GREEN BUSINESS DIALOGUE 

On the 30th November 2017, Stimulus Africa had the privilege of hosting a green business dialogue which was attended by Hans Magnusson, head of Africa at SIDA, Maria Selin, Head of SIDA Zimbabwe and a group of young entrepreneurs from Zambia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The dialogue was exploring what the green agenda means to Africans and how entrepreneurs can create sustainable enterprises. A key take away of the dialogue was the “cradle to cradle” ecosystem in which the waste materials of one business become the raw materials of another. The need for economic incentives to make it expensive to be “brown” and cheap to be “green” was agreed upon.

 

 

 

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WOMEN'S ENTREPRENEURSHIP DAY

Stimulus Africa and the Embassy of Sweden in Harare celebrated the Women Entrepreneurship Day on the 10th of November 2017 with a round table dialogue on enabling acess to smart finance for women-owned enterprises. The event was held at the Embassy of Sweden in Harare.

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