Meet one of our awesome Hosts , Hlanganiso Matangaidze !
A young dynamic Zimbabwean currently residing in the United Kingdom. ______________________________________
Hlanganiso is a Zimbabwean born multi award winning entrepreneur, studying Economics & Finance at the University of Sussex. He currently runs a company that provides clean energy access in developing countries specifically zim where we’ve provided solar energy to 80 people living off the grid, and aiming to provide a further 2,400 people with energy access by the end of 2020. RED , the company set up was one of ten StartUp Sussex finalists chosen by judges and fellow students from the 39 teams in the competition and the only first year student project to be picked to receive a £500 Santander Entrepreneurship Award and a further £8,000 (roughly US $10,000) investment, as well as an eight-week intensive mentoring course at the Sussex Innovation Centre. RED then went on to the Young start up talent finals and one young world.
Hlanganiso went door-to-door to sign up his first customers in Zimbabwe, sourcing funding from British angel investor Damien Tanner, and starting funding conversations with Strive Masiyiwa, one of Zimbabwe’s wealthiest men.
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