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The freedom to dream

Over the past few years there have been growing articles chronicling the change in fortunes of one of the poorest places in the world, Africa. With the stagnation of the western economies, a lot of investors have turned to Africa for salvation. Why Africa, would be one of top destination of direct investment shouldn’t come … Continue reading

The African Dream- Indiegogo Campaign

After launching http://www.mixdem.com and sharing the story a lot has happened. Thousands of visitors from all corners of the world have visited the website. I also received a lot of advice from other fellow founders which has been very encouraging. Articles have been written about how I created the web application. Over the past year … Continue reading

Failure is part of learning

There is nothing discouraging and demoralizing than failing to achieve your goals or anything that you want to do or learn. It can leave never wanting to try again whatever you wanted to do or achieve. Failure has got this ability to drain of self-confidence and put in you in depression ,but the truth of … Continue reading

Keeping yourself motivated and focused when building a startup

Building a startup is difficult and takes long time and effort get it off the ground. Initially when you getting started it seems easy and simple. After launching your product you may find that your assumptions were wrong and the results that you were expecting are not forthcoming. It maybe that you are finding it … Continue reading

How I got my start in programming

My first encounter with a computer was in 2000, I was 14 years old . It was part of a UNICEF programme to promote computer literacy in schools .They were going from school to school with their truck which a computer laboratory inside . I had about 20 minutes with computer where I was taught … Continue reading

When the odds are against you, believe it’s written in the stars that you will achieve your goals

Sometimes in life you find yourself in a position where achieving your goals, dreams and targets seems impossible. You could be building a brilliant product that nobody seems to be using no matter how hard you try, working real hard with no results or find yourself up against big companies with a lot of resources … Continue reading

Thank you Hacker News!

Last week on the 14th, I wrote an article about the challenges I faced creating http://www.mixdem.com and posted the link on Hacker News. Within hours the story had been up-voted to the front page, and I did not know about it. Later on during the evening as always, I visited Hacker News, and to my … Continue reading

How I created and launched a website from the internet café in Zimbabwe,Africa

After my last interview with a big mining firm,I got fed up.I had gone to many interviews with big companies , and the result was always the same.With unemployment at a staggering 80% , one can imagine the stiffness of the competition , now add corruption and your chances are next  to none. I graduated … Continue reading