The Startup Ecosystem of Harare

Home to 71% of Zimbabwe’s startups, Harare boasts a vibrant startup ecosystem that is ranked 1127 in the world.


While Harare decreased by 193 spots in its global rank in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index of 2022, its ranking in Zimbabwe remained stable at 1 nationally since 2021.

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In Zimbabwe

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In Southern Africa

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The Startup Ecosystem in Harare

Startups in Harare excel in Fintech, Fintech, and and Education. There are some notable success stories contributing to the city’s growing Fintech industry. One of the most promising startups in Harare in 2022 is Esaja, Somesha, and undefined.

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Harare’s startups excel particularly in Fintech where it ranks 227 and in Fintech, and Education. Find out more

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Notable Startups in Harare
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Successful Fintech startups in Harare


Startups Ranking by Industry

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#227 worldwide

On our map, you can explore a total of 2 startups for Fintech.

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1 startups

Harare boasts 1 startup in Fintech on our map.

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1 startups

Our database contains 1 startup for this industry.

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Why should you join Harare's Startup Ecosystem?


Within Harare there is an increased attraction for entrepreneurs to set up their startups in industries such as Fintech, Fintech, Education. These three industries represent about 80% of the startups represented on the Startup Ecosystem Map of Harare.


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Harare is Zimbabwe's 1st best startup ecosystem and is ranked 7th in Southern Africa. With a population of 1M - 2M people, Harare is ranked th in the world. The city boasts some notable startup success stories including Esaja.

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