Welcome to the 2nd edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards, part of the Global Startup Awards.
Public nominations are officially open
You can nominate your startup ecosystem hero: a startup, VC, Founder, Coworking space, Acceleration program and many more: NOMINATE NOW!
Southern Africa Startup Awards is a circuit of the world-renowned Global Startup Awards, the largest independent startup-ecosystem competition started in 2012, covering over 60 countries in 7 regions of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our mission is to find, connect, support, and celebrate key players in national and regional startup ecosystems worldwide and to fuse them together on a global entrepreneurial network, creating a matrix of opportunities for international partnerships, investment opportunities, and commercial exchange.
We invite nominations from all 15 SADC participating countries: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, Namibia, Tanzania, Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Madagascar, Democratic Republic of Congo, Seychelles, and Lesotho. Anyone from anywhere in the world can nominate their Startup Superheroes from any of the participating countries.
This year you can compete and nominate someone in 19 categories: Startup of the Year, Best Newcomer, Best Social Impact Startup
Best Fintech Startup, Best water crisis management Solution, Best FoodTech/ AgriTech Startup, Best Student Startup, Best Health Tech Startup, Best AgriTech Startup, Best EduTech Startup, Best Fashion Tech Startup, Best Media Partner, Founder of the Year, Female Role Model of the Year, Brave Founder Beginnings, Investor of the Year, Best Coworking Space, Best Accelerator or Incubator Program, Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative
Please mind that you can apply or nominate someone to multiple categories in parallel.
Click here to see how the competition works: How it works
Are you fancy what our previous winners say about their journey with us?
Click here here to see their testimonies!