Partners 2018

“People don’t work in isolation: we need to be working together! It is our relationships all added together that are the foundation of an organized effort for change. We need lots of people to contribute their ideas, take a stand, and get the work done”. Oskar Malm Wiklund, Community Builder & Business Developer at Conneqtify.

The Southern Africa Startup Awards would not be possible without the support of our esteemed sponsors/Partners who understand the importance of advancing entrepreneurship in Southern Africa and the rest of Africa. For sponsorship opportunities, please CONTACT US.

Southern Africa Startup Awards is the first annual award to celebrate and recognize the spirit of innovation and achievement in the startup ecosystem in Southern Africa (SADC). Every country will produce a Country Winner from each category that will move on to the Grand Finale that is scheduled to take place on the 31st of October 2018, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Regional Winners will then move on to compete at Global Startup Awards.

Exclusive Regional Partners

Country Partners

  • Samantha Omar

    Samantha Omar

    South Africa

    Founder & CEO of Linking Africa

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  • Mara Zhanet Michelo

    Mara Zhanet Michelo

    Zambia

    Country Director-Jacaranda Hub

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  • Celso Domingos

    Celso Domingos

    Mozambique

    Country Manager at Alvi Gordon Mozambique

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  • Vincent Kumwenda

    Vincent Kumwenda

    Malawi

    CEO of MHUB

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  • Zakiya Buhora

    Zakiya Buhora

    Mauritius

    Chief Operations Officer at Mauritius Startup Awards

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  • Sarobidy Rakotoarivo

    Sarobidy Rakotoarivo

    Madagascar

    Events Manager at HABAKA

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  • Silas Newaka

    Silas Newaka

    Namibia

    Country Partner at Southern Africa Startup Awards

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Looking for ambassadors for all the participating countries

  • South Africa

    South Africa

  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

  • Botswana

    Botswana

  • Mozambique

    Mozambique

  • Zambia

    Zambia

  • Namibia

    Namibia

  • Tanzania

    Tanzania

  • Angola

    Angola

  • Malawi

    Malawi

  • Swaziland

    Swaziland

  • Mauritius

    Mauritius

  • Madagascar

    Madagascar

  • Democratic Republic of Congo

    Democratic Republic of Congo

  • Seychelles

    Seychelles

  • Lesotho

    Lesotho

Ambassadors

  • Abongile Nzelenzele

    Abongile Nzelenzele

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Early Breakfast host at Cape Talk and Business Partner at Ncom

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  • Vuyolwethu Dubese

    Vuyolwethu Dubese

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Startup Partnerships Lead for Africa at Thomson Reuters Labs

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  • Akhil Boddu

    Akhil Boddu

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Kazi - Co-Founder & CTO, CareerNukes - Co-Founder & COO, FlexPay - Lead Developer, Socius - Junior Associate

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  • Brett Steingo

    Brett Steingo

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Co-founder and COO at Accelerate Networks

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  • David Lekgwathi

    David Lekgwathi

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Founder and CEO at AIR HUB SA

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  • Lesego Molotsi

    Lesego Molotsi

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Chief Energy Originator (CEO) at Hustle Central

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  • Lynette Hundermark

    Lynette Hundermark

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Co-founder and Chief Product Officer at Useful and Beautiful

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  • Mashudu Modau

    Mashudu Modau

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Community Manager, Yoco Technologies

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  • Mpho Sefalafala

    Mpho Sefalafala

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Incubation Manager at The Innovation Hub and Director at Softstart BTI

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  • Nicky Verd

    Nicky Verd

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Speaker, writer and blogger at Nicky Verd

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  • President Masango

    President Masango

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Chief Information Security Officer at Intelligenx Research

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  • Thando Hlongwane

    Thando Hlongwane

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Co-founder of NISA Fianance and Kazi Tech Solutions

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  • Tumi Menyatswe

    Tumi Menyatswe

    Cape Town, South Africa

    Founder and CEO of Minderz and Ecosystem Manager at Silicon Cape

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  • Noluvuyo Mpekelana

    Noluvuyo Mpekelana

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    IT Support Manager at Glencore

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  • Mbulelo Sochifa

    Mbulelo Sochifa

    Johannesburg, South Africa

    Co-Founder ICT on Heels

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  • Fabian Banda

    Fabian Banda

    Zambia

    Project Engineer- Product Development at University of Zambia

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  • Lukonga Lindunda

    Lukonga Lindunda

    Zambia

    Executive Director & Co-founder - BongoHive

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  • Mawano Kambeu

    Mawano Kambeu

    Zambia

    Founder & Managing Director: Dot Com Zambia

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  • Chinyota Msimuko

    Chinyota Msimuko

    Zambia

    Radio Presenter

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  • Trevor Mumba

    Trevor Mumba

    Zambia

    Managing Director at Rovert Marketing.

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  • Chris Nyirongo

    Chris Nyirongo

    Zambia

    Enterprise Sales Manager at Vodacom SA

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  • Sandi Chimpala

    Sandi Chimpala

    Zambia

    Technology Blogger & Analyst - TechTrends Zambia

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  • Judy Ngulube

    Judy Ngulube

    Zambia

    Producer - Journalist at Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation - ZAMBIA

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  • Tetiwe Nzimah

    Tetiwe Nzimah

    Zambia

    Sales Executive at House of Nkosi

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  • Mwangala Santos

    Mwangala Santos

    Zambia

    Associate Partner at QNet Ltd

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  • Edwin Mwitumwa Mununga

    Edwin Mwitumwa Mununga

    Zambia

    President at African Global Super Center, LLC - Zambia

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  • Luchembe Chilufya

    Luchembe Chilufya

    Zambia

    CEO/Founder of Alliance for Accountability Advocates Zambia.

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  • Kakuwa Musheke

    Kakuwa Musheke

    Zambia

    Senior Youth Development Officer

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