Season 2019

Regional Winners

  • Startup of the Year

    Startup of the Year

    Lula

    Description

    Lula (SA) is a mobility startup that connects corporate commuters to private shuttles on their way to work, saving them money and freeing up their time.

  • Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    Best Startup Ecosystem Initiative

    GrowthWheel

    Description

    GrowthWheel (SA) is a visual toolbox and online platform used by business advisors, incubators, and entrepreneurship educators to help businesses make decisions and take action.

  • Best Coworking Space

    Best Coworking Space

    Workshop 17

    Description

    Workshop 17 (SA) is a company that offers co-working office space.

  • Best FinTech Startup

    Best FinTech Startup

    Mama Money

    Description

    Mama Money (SA) is a safe, low-cost and convenient international money transfer operator.

  • Best FashionTech Startup

    Best FashionTech Startup

    Zabantu

    Description

    Zabantu (SA) is an online fashion store built for local fashion creatives and street vendors.

  • Best EduTech Startup

    Best EduTech Startup

    Why Toyz

    Description

    Why Toyz (SA) provides high-quality curated educational content for kids aged three to seven that can be 3D printed at home.

  • Best HealthTech Startup

    Best HealthTech Startup

    Appy Saúde

    Description

    Appy Saúde (Angola) is a mobile app and web portal that strives to provide useful health information to users in Angola and is the largest health database in the country.

  • Best Food/AgriTech Startup

    Best Food/AgriTech Startup

    YouFarm

    Description

    YouFarm (Zimbabwe) provides farmers with access to collateral-free finance by getting people to invest in crops and livestock and share the profits when the produce goes to market.

  • Best Water Crisis Management Solution

    Best Water Crisis Management Solution

    Lige

    Description

    Lige (SA) produces pure, clean water from the air.

  • Best Student Startup

    Best Student Startup

    Roomscout

    Description

    Roomscout (Mauritius), the first student-centered hospitality company based on the island.

  • Best Social Impact Startup

    Best Social Impact Startup

    Toolboksi

    Description

    Toolboksi (Tanzania) is an online platform that partners with Tanzanian artisans and fundis to showcase and promote their products, services, and talents.

  • Female Role Model of the Year in Tech

    Female Role Model of the Year in Tech

    Lynette Hundermark

    Description

    Lynette Hundermark (SA) is an established industry expert in the digital and mobile space.

  • Brave Founder of the Year

    Brave Founder of the Year

    Joseph Rutakangwa

    Description

    Joseph Rutakangwa (Mauritius) is the founder of Rwazi which provides retail companies with real-time data on the availability, visibility and pricing of their products compared to those of their competitors.

  • Investor of the Year

    Investor of the Year

    Kalon Venture Partners

    Description

    Kalon Venture Partners (SA) is a Johannesburg-based venture capital firm investing in disruptive digital technologies.

  • Best Newcomer

    Best Newcomer

    Momsays

    Description

    Momsays (South Africa) is a platform created for moms to voice their opinions and review products.

  • Best Media Partner

    Best Media Partner

    The Loudhailer

    Description

    The Loudhailer (SA) communications agency specialising in supporting businesses with social, economic and environmental impact goals.

  • Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

    Best Accelerator or Incubator Program

    Dololo Operations (Pty) Ltd

    Description

    Dololo (Namibia) enables organizations and leaders to connect with the next generation of change-makers to better cater to the millennial market, both internally for their employees and externally for customers.

  • People’s Choice

    People’s Choice

    MUVA´titude

    Description

    Muva (Mozambique) is a social incubator focused on expanding innovative approaches to female economic empowerment.

  • Founder of the Year

    Founder of the Year

    Chiinga Musonda and Lynn Musonda Phiri
    Website

    Description

    are the co-founders of Savanna Premium Chocolate which they created with the aim of challenging the narrative that premium chocolates are made in Western countries.

National Winners

National Finalists