The Sunday Mail
EVENTS management has never been this convenient!
While exploiting the internet for business gain may have grown slowly in Zimbabwe — most companies are now almost solely depending on the World Wide Web.
One of the fastest growing events companies, Zimhood Events, has successfully morphed into a one-stop-shop for everything to do with events for Zimbabwe’s online community.
Started in a small apartment in Australia by Zimbabwean marketer and entrepreneur, Tendai Muchemwa, it now has a social media reach of over 100 000 and unique monthly visitors ranging between 8 000 to 18 000. Zimhood Events is the place to be for anyone hosting an event in Zimbabwe.
The Sunday Mail Society spoke to Muchemwa from his base in Australia.
“After I finished my MSc in International Hospitality Management I realised that there are so many talented people that can help create dream events in Zimbabwe but they are hard to find. That’s where Zimhood comes in.
“We have made it our mission to simplify finding and organising event-related activities in Zimbabwe at affordable prices, whilst helping professional event suppliers reach a wider audience. Using our innovative software, we have made event planning easier, quicker and better,” said Muchemwa.
He said that people needed options and he had made it his goal to ensure that one searches and finds exactly what fits not just their taste but pocket as well.
“People can now find various event professionals, compare prices and ask questions from the comfort of their homes. No more wasting valuable time and energy driving around in search of event suppliers. So, whether one is planning their wedding, an extravagant birthday party or a business gala — our platform is the perfect solution.
“We bring together all event-related suppliers in Zimbabwe, from event vendors and venue owners to accommodation providers, event promoters and more. We are a one-stop-shop and we help people find the right person for each job,” he said.
He said the secret behind Zimhood Events was not only attributed to its focus on machine learning and artificial intelligence, but also to a company culture built on human learning and emotional intelligence. Muchemwa describes it as a marketplace search engine and a bank rolled into one.
“We use the latest technology that makes our website incredibly user-friendly, visitors can explore event suppliers by category or location, contact business owners instantly and live chat with them, leave reviews and more. We also make it very easy for someone to ask for quotes and compare prices, so that they can stick to their budget, while still creating a beautiful event.
“Our team of creative and driven entrepreneurs have built an events business search that is fast, intuitive and unbiased, with the long-standing mission to be the events sector’s first and independent source of information for finding the ideal venue, caterer, décor or anything event related. We enable all our advertisers, from independent event suppliers to grow their businesses by accessing our broad audience of monthly users,” said Muchemwa.
Zimhood Events is accessible to anyone, comparing over 1 800 events-related suppliers in Zimbabwe from anywhere in the world. Everything events-related from pictures, ratings, reviews, filters and other features are all available on the Zimhood Events website and social media platforms to help users create their ideal event.