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Marvellous Nyongoro

The Housing Hub
Sector
Information Technology
Year Selected
2019
Age at Selection
21
Country
Zimbabwe

During his time as an accounting student at Midlands State University, Marvellous fell prey to the difficulties of the off-campus accommodation search. His frustration birthed an innovative way in which he could use technology to ease the minds of his fellow students and their families.

On average, Zimbabwe has over 150 000 tertiary students, yet institutions have the capacity to accommodate just 30% of that figure. As a result, over 90 000 students have to opt for off-campus accommodation.

Marvellous founded The Housing Hub to reduce such high numbers. The Housing Hub is a service provider platform that uses smart technology. It enables tertiary students in Zimbabwe to book and make payments for off-campus accommodation online. The company employs students as agents, allowing them to earn income through commission.

So far, The Housing Hub has signed two agreements with two Universities: Midlands State University and Manicaland State University. As of January 2019, the company has successfully allocated accommodation to over 2 000 tertiary students through its platform.

 

Media & Milestones

2019

Vote For Zim Entrepreneur Who Made The 20 Youngest Entrepreneurs List In Africa

Tech Zim

21/10/2019

A month ago, we wrote about Marvellous Nyongoro and his impressive feat – making the list of top 20 youngest entrepreneurs on the continent. Marvellous made the list because of his work with The Housing Hub – a started he founded to solve accommodation struggles for university students.

Zimbabwean Listed On Top 20 Young African Entrepreneurs For 2019

youthvillage

19/09/2019

Marvellous Nyongoro a Zimbabwe recently Listed On Top 20 Young African Entrepreneurs For 2019. The 22 year old is the founder of The Housing Hub, a service provision platform founded by Marvellous that uses smart technology. After months of searching the African continent, the Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top 20 finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth annual Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa.

MSU student wins Anzisha Fellowship Africa award

Newsday

18/09/2019

A 21-YEAR-OLD Midlands State University (MSU) student, Marvellous Nyongoro, has been nominated as one of the top 20 budding entrepreneurs by the Anzisha Fellowship Africa.

22 Year-Old Zim Entrepreneur Nominated For The MasterCard Foundation & African Leadership Academy Top 20 List for Youngest Entrepreneurs in Africa

Tech Zim

17/09/2019

Back in May, we sat with Housing Hub founder Marvellous Nyongoro who’s startup is hard at work solving the issue of accommodation for university students across the country.

Anzisha Prize announces top 20 young African entrepreneurs of 2019 in running for $25k prize

ventureburn

16/09/2019

Meet Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs whose ideas are re-imagining the future of the continent After months of searching the African continent, the Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top 20 finalists for 2019. The winner of the $25 000 grand prize will be announced at the ninth annual Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg.

HOUSING HUB EYES EXPANSION

Edunews

09/04/2019

Anesu Chibve and Marvellous Nyongoro designed a website which enables university students to bypass house to rent hunting process through searching online. Since inception in April 2018, the website has successfully allocated accommodation to over 2500 students from Midlands State University.

Accommodation portal a boon for students

universityworldnews

21/03/2019

After a year-long pilot, an accommodation portal founded by two students in partnership with the Midlands State University (MSU) in Zimbabwe has proved so successful, it has now been monetised.

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