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Submit your nomination for the Start-Up of the Year Award!

About the Award:

This award acknowledges the entrepreneurial spirit, technological innovation, and potential impact of start-ups in driving growth, solving local challenges, and contributing to the advancement of Africa's tech ecosystem.

Nominations will close on Monday 19 August, and the shortlist will be announced on Thursday 22 August.

About the Award Show:

JJoin us once again at the iconic Bay Hotel for a premium and exclusive experience as we celebrate excellence in innovation, inclusion, and sustainable development. This year, we continue our tradition of recognizing organizations and individuals who are driving transformative change and shaping Africa's tech ecosystem.

Prepare for an inspiring awards ceremony that underscores the remarkable achievements and contributions to a brighter future. Join us on Wednesday 13 November for an unforgettable evening that merges prestige, purpose, and a commitment to progress.

The Awards are one of many features of Africa Tech Festival, a unique event that has been running for 27 years and is dedicated to uniting global technology and telecom leaders, entrepreneurs, and policymakers to drive digital transformation and innovation across Africa. Register for the event here.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Must be an African-based Start-Up: The start-up must be based in Africa OR have a significant presence and operational base within Africa.

Innovation & Originality: The start-up must showcase a unique and innovative approach to solving a significant problem or addressing a market need.

Impact & Scalability: The start-up should demonstrate potential for wide-reaching impact and the ability to scale effectively across different markets or regions.

Market Traction & Growth: The start-up should provide evidence of market traction, including user adoption, revenue generation, and business growth.



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