The Startup Ecosystem of Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe boasts 1 city in the top 1000 and is one of Southern Africa’s best countries for setting up a startup.


Since 2022, Zimbabwe lost 6 spots in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index, having now positioned itself as 118th worldwide.



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In Southern Africa

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The Startup Ecosystem in Zimbabwe

In 2022, Zimbabwe register a rise in Fintech startups. Some of the most notable success stories in this industry are those of , The Virtual Clinic.

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Zimbabwe’s startup scene is best represented in Fintech, Health, and in Software and and Data.

Top Cities for Startups in Zimbabwe - Ranked by StartupBlink
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Notable Startups in Zimbabwe
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The Virtual Clinic
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Successful Fintech startups in Zimbabwe


Startups Ranking by Industry

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#76 worldwide

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

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1 startups

Zimbabwe boasts 1 startup in Health on our map.

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Software and Data
1 startups

Our database contains 1 for Software and Data in Zimbabwe.

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Recent Posts

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EP 33: Do Small Countries Have an Edge in Building a startup Ecosystem?

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Collaborating with StartupBlink as a data partner can bring a range of benefits to your organization and ecosystem. As the most comprehensive startup ecosystem map and research center, we publish the Global Startup Ecosystem Index Report (GSEI) annually, ranking the top 1,000 cities and 100 countries worldwide.  StartupBlink’s GSEI is based on an elaborate algorithm […]

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The Top 30 Countries by Absolute Power in 2022

What is Absolute Power? Generally, StartupBlink’s GSEI scoring algorithm calibrates the countries’ total score to their population size to check the startup outputs of countries per capita.   The “Absolute Power” algorithm ignores the size of the population and looks at the absolute amount of startup output per country to compare their dominance regardless of population […]