About Us

The Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship was born out of the need to build a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem in Zimbabwe and Africa. An entrepreneurial ecosystem is defined as the social and economic environment affecting local entrepreneurship. It is a set of interdependent factors coordinated in such a way that they enable productive entrepreneurship within a particular territory. An Entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of the following: Business Training; Funding; Mentors and Advisors; Networking; and Accelerators and Incubators.

The Institute aims to prepare participants to be responsible, enterprising individuals who become entrepreneurs or entrepreneurial thinkers and contribute to economic development and sustainable communities.

Our Vision

To Generate and Commercialise Innovative & Technological Solutions for the National & Global Markets.

Mission Statement

The mission for IAENT is threefold:

  • To foster a culture of innovative entrepreneurship within the nation and to develop relevant in-house expertise.
  • To provide education, training, expertise, mentorship, seed capital, incubation services and networks, required to bring scientific and technological innovations and novel ideas produced in the institute to global market places
  • To contribute to the creation of an integrated sustainable innovation ecosystem in Zimbabwe and Africa.

Core Values

  • Pursuit of Excellence.
  • Emphasis on Collaboration.
  • Prioritising Innovation.
  • Rigorous Execution.
  • A Philosophy of Enterprise.

Constituency

IAENT serves the Zimbabwean Community and the African Continent by contributing to the emergence of a Zimbabwean and African Start-Up Ecosystem. We work with policy makers and the government to promote policies that support Research, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. We engage the Zimbabwean and African Diaspora of Entrepreneurs and Innovators to become our ambassadors abroad.

IAENT offers five different types of Training programs.

IAENT intends to provide the following services:

Entrepreneurship Mentoring Services

This is a self-organised mentoring network, driven by entrepreneurs and supported by individuals, industry, expert groups and business institutions. This is based on the premise that established entrepreneurs share their knowledge and networks. The entrepreneurship skills gap can be addressed by developing collaborative networks of peer mentoring communities.

Advisory Services

This is responsible for providing advisory services to Start-Ups, SMEs and Family Owned Businesses.

Capacity Building

Is for capacitating the players in the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem to enable them to play their roles much more effectively.

Incubation Services

This is responsible for providing Incubation Services. It will be responsible for launching and running Entrepreneurship Competitions which winners will be part of the incubation program.

Consultancy Services

This offers management support to entrepreneurs and corporates.

Business Resources

This develops learning material for start-ups, entrepreneurs, small business, family businesses and corporates.

Engagement Services

This is the nerve centre of the institute. This is responsible for developing strategic alliances with key stakeholders.

Programs

IAENT has two main programs, Business Training and Capacity Building. The duration of the programs is 4 weeks for full-time and 6 weeks for part-time. The modes of entry are full-time, part-time, weekend and online.

Business Training

Business Training is for the Entrepreneurs and Business Persons. Business Courses are offered for Entrepreneurship Development, Business Development and Custom Designed Courses at the request of the client. The training is Competence Based and at the completion of the program the participant is awarded a Certificate of Competence.

Courses on Offer

1. Certificate of Competence in Entrepreneurship Development

2. Certificate of Competence in Marketing Management

3. Certificate of Competence in Financial Literacy

4. Certificate of Competence in Business Management

5. Certificate of Competence in Managing Family Business & Succession Planning

Capacity Building

Capacity Building is training which is meant for Ecosystem Enablers such as Mentors, Investors, Advisors, Incubators/Accelerators and Corporates

Courses on Offer

1. Capacity Building for Investors

2. Capacity Building for Mentors

3. Capacity Building for Advisors/Consultants

4. Capacity Building for Incubators/Accelerators

5. Capacity Building for Corporates

IAENT Network

This is a platform created for networking events throughout the year. It is a year round platform of programs such as workshops, competitions, conferences and awards. These initiatives help entrepreneurs and also shape and strengthen the start-up ecosystem.

IAENT Network Calendar of Events

January: Investment Networking Workshop

February: Mentors/Advisors Networking Workshop

March: IAENT Networking Conference

April: Investment Networking Workshop

May: Mentors/Advisors Networking Workshop

June: IAENT Networking Conference

July: Investment Networking Workshop

August: Mentors/Advisors Workshop

September: IAENT Networking Conference

October: Investment Networking Workshop

November: Mentors/Advisors Networking Workshop

December IAENT Networking Conference

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IAENT Calendar of Events

JANUARY

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

FEBRUARY

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

MARCH

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

APRIL

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

MAY

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

JUNE

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

JULY

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

AUGUST

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

SEPTEMBER

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

OCTOBER

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

NOVEMBER

Courses on offer

Business Training

Capacity Building

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Contact Us

Fueling & Igniting Entrepreneurial Mindsets and Skills!!

183 Mtausi Park, Gweru Zimbabwe (+263) 780928878 (+263) 718747621 info@iaent.co.zw appliedentrepreneurshpinst@gmail.com