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About us

The Global Startup Awards (GSA) kicked off in the Nordics in 2012 and due to its success in the first season expanded to other regions.
This powerful platform has connected startup ecosystems, entrepreneurs and innovators in other parts of the world and today GSA is the largest independent startup-ecosystem competition spanning over 10 regions throughout the Nordics, Europe, Asia, and African continent.

The Southern Africa Startup Awards will unite future-shapers of tech ecosystems by creating a spotlight for tech startups across each region and linking each country within that region to create a stronger united brand.

Our mission is to:

  • Connect, support and celebrate founders of technology and innovation
  • Form a global entrepreneurial network
  • Create an excellent environment for partnership and investment opportunities, and commercial exchange


The Team

The Global Startup Awards is the umbrella organisation and foundation of the Southern Africa Startup Awards.  It also elevates all participating regions.

The Africa Startup Awards team creates opportunities for startups of the Southern Africa region to rise together as visionaries with disruptive ideas to drive Africa and the rest of the world forward.

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