Moto Republik, Zimbabwe’s first creative hub, is a co-working space for creative entrepreneurs, an events venue and inspiration zone in Belgravia, Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe. “Moto” in Shona means fire or flame, and the hub was given that name because we wanted the hub to be the fire that ignites young creatives and helps them disrupt spaces they would not have been able to, using their creativity. The word “Republik” stems from wanting the space to give a sense of community. We make sure that our hub gives our residents a feeling that they belong to a family. Entrepreneurs are the drivers of change and we facilitate an environment where creative start ups, youth and non profit organisations and social enterprises can bring solutions to the situations that are affecting their communities. This can be done through creativity and innovation.
Presently the hub has hosted a large number of events. We have our monthly gatherings which are Women Creative Wednesdays, Creative Mornings and Hustlers market. Moto Republik has also guided start ups through the Creative Enterprise Accelerator programme. We also provide platforms where trailblazers can come and host their events and impart knowledge to others. We believe creative hubs should be hubs for and of innovation, so Moto Republik aims to facilitate a collaborative network of young organisations that are focusing on making the creative industry bigger, more sustainable in Zimbabwe and on a global scale. Every entrepreneur wants the right journey, and Moto Republik is the perfect start.