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Incubation Pod Overiew

  1. 1.       What is the Incubation Pod

A place for SMEs to come in and work on innovative ideas for their existing or upcoming businesses and potentially open accounts with SB.

  1. 2.       At what times can I access the Incubation Pod

Open from 9am-4pm every Friday

  1. 3.       Do I need to register to use the incubation Pod?

There is a Registration desk at the Incubation Pod to capture: Name, Address, Email, ID & Phone number of client.

  1. 4.       What are the benefits of using the Incubation Pod

- Access to monthly seminars with guest speakers

- Networking

- 5 best ideas for the week will be hung up and exhibited on the wall in the pod

- Access to free Wi-Fi for up to 30min & Self-service coffee machine

  1. 5.       Do I pay to use the Incubation Pod?

No, the incubation pod is to be used for FREE

  1. 6.       Do I need to be a Steward Bank Account holder?

No, all SMEs are welcome

  1. 7.       If I need assistance who do I talk to?

Should you need assistance regarding the use of the Incubation Pod, please feel free to contact the Business development team on:

  1. 8.       Will I have access to funding through the Innovation Pod

Steward Bank has partnered with other stakeholders to link entrepreneurs with access to funding through the Simba Savannah programme that airs on ZBCTV every Sunday at 1900 hours.  Please click on any of the links to access previous episodes.

Incubation Pod Programme


Time slot Activity Person responsible

9am throughout the day

Registration, Networking and normal Pod activity (brand ambassadors available onsite for customer onboarding)

Steward Bank Reps


CFO App training 

CFO representative


Guest Speaker & Q&A session




Pod members and Entrepreneurs


Proposed Date Proposed Speakers  

9th Sept

David Behr

Founder of ZOL, Group Director Special Operations Liquid Telecom

16th Sept

Nigel Chanakira

Chairman Success Motivation Institute (Zim/Africa), Chairman ZIA, Riskflow director, Resident Rep. Zim @ PUM Netherlands senior experts. Founder of Kingdom Bank Private Equity

23rd Sept

TEDx Salon: Tunde Akerele

TEDx Salon

30th Sept

Tapuwa Makurumure

Managing Consultant at Vivid Burson-Marsteller  a globally recognised Public Relations and brand management firm

7th Oct

Karen Mutasa


14th Oct 

Elijah Nyakurerwa

Group Human Resources Director African Sun Limited

21st Oct

TEDx Salon

TEDx Salon

28th Oct

Simba Mhuriro

Recently named as one of 30 most promising young entrepreneurs in Africa by Forbes. Director Oxygen Africa (Private) Limited

4th Nov

Advisory Service Partners

Tax Matrix- Marvellous Tapera

11th Nov

Nancy Guzha

CEO Cairns Foods

18th Nov

TEDx Salon: Global Entrepreneurship week

TEDx Salon

25th Nov

Young Africa/Zimbabwe

Youth empowerment and skills training organisation with facilities around the SADC region.

2nd Dec

Jeff Matenje

Architect and social entrepreneur. Founder of Hurukuro which provides Agro-Informatics and Agro Value Chain linkage to rural farmers in Zimbabwe

9th Dec

Ritesh Anand

Economist and Fund Manager with a passion for investing in Africa.

16th Dec

Pauline Mujawamariya

Director African Innovation Prize

23rd Dec

George Manyere

‎Managing Partner/Chief Investment Officer at Brainworks Capital Management

30th Dec

IMF & World Bank

International Financial Institutions



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