Great Things for Greater People
BarCamp Zimbabwe Startup Competition
The SM Visual Package(AvisPar) finally has made its first appeal to the public at the BarCamp Start-up Competitions (more on www.barcamp.co.zw).We got an invite to participate in the competitions at the very last minute and we had no choice but to go and show what we had. All we had to do was just to present what we could and never thought the least we had could put us where we are (the winners). Our first presentation was nothing but just a verbal presentation with still pictures and a demo - haphazard points thrown to the audience, no slide shows, and some jerks here and there by our presenters. But as time passed by during our presentation the guys gathered confidence and showed their genius. We had no match as it took us nowhere else but to the second round where the grilling panel tried their best to see us drop points. Nevertheless, from about 21 participants, we made it to the top 5 which had only 2 out right finalists and the other 3 to compete at another pitch event organised for 15 August. SM Computers went from starting first to just being first in the event comparing us to the other competitors, all could see the difference.
Firstly, we had something working and secondly, it was not a web app for sure!!! We managed to grab the prize with much ease and straight to the final in a month's time which hopefully will just be a formality...
Presenters were Kurai "Gucci" Chikwangwani and Kudzai Sadomba. And Nyasha Sadomba and new recruit Crymore Khupe were also present for much needed moral support...
For more info visit www.barcamp.co.zw