Categories

The 2018 Award Categories are described below.

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Description

    A tech startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with a product or service.
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  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Description

    A tech startup that is up to two years old that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with their product/service.
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  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Description

    A tech startup founder that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth, sales, funds raised, uniqueness, impact of the product/service and leadership in the ecosystem.
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  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Description

    An individual or company that has displayed the best investment acumen over the last year. This could be through an exit, early investment of a notable startup, or realization of an earlier investment.
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  • Female rolemodel in tech

    Female rolemodel in tech

    Description

    The most inspirational and influential woman of the startup ecosystem, regardless of being a coder, a founder or a designer at a startup, a mentor or a facilitator, she demonstrates outstanding commitment and professionalism in her field.
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  • Best Social Impact Startup

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact by developing, and implement solutions to social, cultural, and/or environmental issues aligned with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
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  • Best FinTech Startup

    Best FinTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service/technology in the delivery and/or infrastructure of financial services.
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  • Best FoodTech/AgriTech Startup

    Best FoodTech/AgriTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with a product/service that uses technology to improve agriculture and food production, supply chain, distribution channels, and consumption.
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  • Best Student Startup

    Best Student Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation, and impact with a product/service which is founded and run by students.
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  • Best EduTech Startup

    Best EduTech Startup

    Description

    A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation within the education field.
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  • Best Accelerator and Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator and Incubator Program

    Description

    A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge and expertise.
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  • Best Coworking Space

    Best Coworking Space

    Description

    A coworking space that deserves the recognition for its services, support, and resources to fast-growth tech start-ups, and for creating a culture and environment that fosters innovation.
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  • Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Description

    A startup initiative that has empowered and supported entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. A startup ecosystem initiative can be an event, a program, a project, an agenda etc. initiated by individuals, community building organisations, corporates & government.
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  • Best Water Crisis Management Solution

    Best Water Crisis Management Solution

    Description

    Startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product/service that uses technology that contributes to the improvement of the living environment on a sustainable basis. Possible impacts to be considered include but are not limited to: Improvement of health conditions; Improvements in disaster prevention, preparedness and mitigation; More effective and efficient administrative, management and information systems.
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Definitions

Startup
A company up to 5 years of age which uses technology/software in its products or services. The company can be from any industry as long as the core product/service is software and/or hardware.

Founder
An individual that has founded a startup company which uses technology in its product or service. The company can be from any industry as long as the core product/service is software and/or hardware.

Investor
An individual or company who provides capital for a tech start-up, usually in exchange for convertible debt or ownership equity.

Coworking Space
A flexible shared working environment for fast-growth tech companies, that offers services, support and resources through memberships to accelerate business growth.

Accelerator
A fixed-term, cohort-based, mentorship-driven program that helps and empowers entrepreneurs to foster the growth of their innovative companies by providing tools, resources, connections, knowledge, and expertise.

Impact
To distrupt the game and the way things are “normally” done.

Innovation
Activities that contribute to the research, development, and design of new products, services or techniques, or to improving existing products, and generates new technological knowledge.

Growth
Growth in the form of employees, countries to operate, number of users, capital etc.