Tadzoka Pswarayi

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Tadzoka Pswarayi
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Tadzoka Pswarayi. Image retrieved from Seedstars YouTube on 20 March, 2021.
Alma materSaint Louis University
Known forBeing the Co-founder & Director of Impact Hub Harare

Editor: Tamia Adolph

Tadzoka Pswarayi is the co-founder and director of Impact Hub Harare. Impact Hub Harare is a membership-based organisation that offers resources including co-working spaces, programmes, and events. The organisation aims to enable Zimbabwean start-ups to connect, collaborate, and inspire each other to reach a global standard.[1]

Pswarayi is a social and tech entrepreneur, freelance journalist, and international development consultant.


Pswarayi completed her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Political Science, English Language and Literature, and International Relations at Saint Louis University. Here, she studied at both the Madrid Campus in Spain and the campus in Missouri, United States.[2]

She began her entrepreneurial career when she founded and directed Roots Republic in 2013. Roots Republic is a social enterprise that works with rural communities and women’s cooperatives to manufacture indigenous Zimbabwean products.[3] Pswarayi still acts as a director for the company.

In 2014, Pswarayi started as an international development consultant for Scripta Manent. Since 2015, she has been the managing editor for Zimbo Jam, which is an editorial centre for the Zimbabwean creative scene.[4]

In 2015, Impact Hub Harare was founded by Pswarayi and Aretha Mare. Impact Hub Harare is one of the many Impact Hubs around the world which offers community and workspace, start-up support, programmes, and events.[5]

She is also a community lead at Facebook Developer Circle: Harare, where developers connect, collaborate, learn, and code with each other on Facebook since 2017. Pswarayi is a country ambassador for Seedstars which promotes, connects, and invests in emerging market start-ups through its start-up competition.[6]

Furthermore, Pswarayi works as a freelance journalist for This is Africa since May, 2017. She mentors and advises start-ups, non-profits, and individuals. She serves on the boards of philanthropic organisations such as Kufunda Trust, Tree Knowers and Growers, and I AM Zimbabwe Trust. Since 2018, Pswarayi has assisted with fundraising and administrative tasks at I AM Mbare. She rallied the tech communities she works with to train children from I AM Zimbabwe Trust, and helped to establish a netball team in the Mbare community. Further, she has brought partners onboard financially that have helped with the growth of I AM Zimbabwe Trust.[7]


In 2018, Pswarayi was given the Saint Louis University Distinguished Alumni Award: Emerging Leader. Each year, the Madrid Alumni Association honours alumni who have excelled in their professions and contributed to their community with this award.[8]