Stimulus is a social enterprise established in 2011 in Harare, Zimbabwe with a mandate to positively disrupt the manner in which Zimbabwe and Africa approach entrepreneurship. Our overarching goal is to supporting private sector development through entrepreneurship in order to create jobs and improve the lives and communities of ordinary people. Our core activities centred on our three pillars are: Training & Business Coaching, Mentorship & Counselling Support and Networking. Through Zambuko, our research, information & advocacy platform we actively gather and disseminate information within the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Zimbabwe.
Through Stimulus Africa Foundation we seek to source funding to develop and implement our innovative ideas, support private sector development and sustainable development of communities through civic engagement and the promotion of dialogue platforms and social entrepreneurship. We then monitor and evaluate our programs to see if they can be scaled up and applied nationwide and beyond our borders to other parts of the continent.
Whilst founded in entrepreneurial capacity development, over the years Stimulus has seen a shift in its model in recognition that the individual is three dimensional and therefore we cannot effectively impact and support her / him if we don’t seek to do so holistically looking at both their capacity development and social needs. With this in mind we established four distinct networks within our organisation that expand on what we believe are critical areas of development that we are actively participating in, these are:
• Stimulus Women Network
• Stimulus Green Business Network
• Stimulus Project Management Network
• Stimulus Civic Engagement Network