Season 2019

Categories

Startup of the Year

Description

A high growth potential startup not older than 5 (five) years of age founded in the country from where they are participating.

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.

Founder of the Year

Description

Founder of a high growth potential startup that has shown notable achievements over the last year in terms of great customer growth and/or sales, funds raised, uniqueness and/or impact of the product/service and leadership.

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.

Best Accelerator/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.

Best Co-working Space

Description

A co-working 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.

Ecosystem Hero of the Year

Description

An individual known by passion for entrepreneurship and ability as well as willingness to help startups and entrepreneurship grow. Key words: Passion, pay-it-forward, ability and willingness to use experience and/or ability to help.

Best Virtual Teamwork Solution

Description

A startup that has shown the greatest development over the last year based on growth, innovation and impact with a product or service that solves connectivity between people, companies or teams in a smart, engaging way, with the potential to shape the future of connectivity, especially in times of crisis and social isolation.

People's Choice

Description

An Individual or company that got the most accumulated votes through out the national and regional round.

Competition Stakeholders

Country Partners

Celso Domingos

Mozambique

Country Manager at Alvi Gordon Mozambique

Isa Randrianasolo

Madagascar

Founder of Avana Hub

Mara Zhanet Michelo

Zambia

Country Director-Jacaranda Hub

Motlatsi Ketsi

Lesotho

Founder & Director of Bison Startup Network

Samantha Omar

South Africa

Founder & CEO of Linking Africa

Sicelo Dube

Zimbabwe

Director at Elevate Trust

Silas Newaka

Namibia

Country Partner at Southern Africa Startup Awards

Vincent Kumwenda

Malawi

CEO of MHUB

Zakiya Buhora

Mauritius

Chief Operations Officer at Mauritius Startup Awards

Ambassadors

Alana Kruger

South Africa

Senior Analyst at Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability

Adreas Vejnø Аndersen

Zambia

Founder and CEO of RUKAhub

Baby Mwakale

Tanzania

Bandile Mathandela

South Africa

Project Manager at Aurum Innova

Billy Peter Munyenyembe

Zambia

CEO of BRIISP INVENTIONS

Bojane Segooa

South Africa

Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa

Brenda Mamputa

South Africa

Founder of Brenda M.events and Beauty school

Brian Mangena

South Africa

Founder Of Ordinary People In Finance

Bright Bwalya

Zambia

Director at Regitech Soya Processing Industries Limited

Carlos Mabutana

Mozambique

Founder of EventosMZ

Cecilia Njobvu

Zambia

Chama Mwansa

Zambia

Chantal Claassen

Namibia

Co-founder and COO of Dololo

Chilumba K Bwalya

Zambia

General Manager AR.Stratmann & Co

Chisala Bwalya

Zambia

Cynthia Botshelo Mothelesi

Botswana

Founder of Happy Soul Adventures & Mmamontle Holdings

Daniela Loberline Ratiarisoa

Madagascar

Founder of VIAVY FISH SHOP

Donald Pillai

South Africa

Director of Genesis Tradeway

Edwin Mumunga

Zambia

Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurship trainer, coach

Eunice Ntobedzi

Botswana

Director at EmPowered FinTech

François Mark

Mauritius

CEO of Interactive Graphics Studios

Haingo Fanilo Rakotonindrina

Madagascar

President of CEERE

Hobimanjaka Rakotondrabe

Madagascar

Manager at Passion 4 Humanity

Ian Mizinga

Zambia

Entrepreneur, SME & Startup Consultant

Jacob Mwanza

Zambia

Founder & CEO of Roche and Guilffords Group Limited

Jody Arthur Hendricks

South Africa

Radio Presenter at SABC

Julius Luwaya

Zambia

Co-founder and General Manager at Impact Hub Lusaka

Kalimbu Seleji

Zambia

Filmmaker and actor

Karabo Letsholo

Botswana

Founder of Association of Entrepreneurs Botswana

Karel Dampies

South Africa

Komeki Raphael Songwe

Zambia

Co-founder Teejays Tech

Linandani Mkhize

South Africa

Founder and Ceo of Silicon Durbs

Lindokuhle Ndlovu

South Africa

Lizzy Mabena

South Africa

Founder & Managing Director od Zedek Fibre

Manuel Gungulo

Mozambique

Co-founder of Susamati

Mapurunyane Tolamo

South Africa

Cloud Developer at IBM

Mariam Umarji

Mozambique

Expert in Public Financial Management at MB Consulting

Mario Elisio

Mozambique

Marlon Green

South Africa

Independent Consultant at Vizre

Mélio Tinga

Mozambique

Editor at Revista DEZAINE

Michel Cordani

Mauritius

Managing Director at Dinacor Consulting

Misael Buliani

Malawi

Social Innovator at Chiponde Business Group

Mordecai Ndlovu

South Africa

Business Development Manager

Mohau Mannathoko

Botswana

Managing Director at Industry Media

Motebang Senaoana

Lesotho

Co-Founder of Osmium Brand Management

Moroa Kobeli

South Africa

Founder and Director- The Vaal Leadership Academy

Musheke Kakuwa

Zambia

Nicky Verd

South Africa

Author, KickAss Blogger, Tech enthusiast, Speaker and Writer

Nicolette Buliani

South Africa

Nicolas Goldstein

Mauritius

Co-founder Talenteum Africa

Nico Phooko

South Africa

Owner Art Ya Phooko

Nina Heir

Norway

Program Manager at Katapult Accelerator

Palesa Kambule

South Africa

Deputy President for Soweto business forum

Nomalanga Sitole

South Africa

Communicator and Social Entrepreneur

Paseka Ramokoatsi

Lesotho

Training consultant in SIYB/WED

Primrose Mimi Modimakwane

Botswana

Co-founder and Managing Partner of 750ml

Remy Gakwaya

Malawi

Founder and CEO of takenoLAB

Riveltd Rakotomanan

Madagascar

Directeur exécutif chez Le Centre d'Excellence en Entrepreneuriat (Le CEENTRE)

Rosaria Mukelabai

Zambia

Sahar Mohy-Ud-Din

Botswana

Managing Director at RADAF (Research and Development Africa)

Salima Sikutwa

Zambia

CEO of Andela Holdings Limited

Samira Moumini

Madagascar

Community Manager at 3 Ladies Pirates

Siraaj Adams

South Africa

Founder of Digitalhealth

Snelisiwe Hlongwane

South Africa

Stephan Horvath

United Arab Emirates

Partner at BurjFinancial

Spencer Jr Nundwe

Malawi

Founder of JobFlex

Tebogo "Tebby" Modisagape

Botswana

Co-Founder of Nest Hubs

Tebatso Godwin

Botswana

Thobani Banda

South Africa

Founder Pivotalgrowth

Tendai Mazduhe

South Africa

Consultant at World Bank Group

Tokombe Onoya Cedrick

Democratic Republic of Congo

Entrepreneur

Tim Wucher

Namibia

CTO at Ortho Future Technologies

Tumelo Mapila

Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa

CEO and Founder of Focus Surveys

Towela Phiri

Zambia

Director at Kwita Marketing

Vinay Dharampall

South Africa

Vickram Bissonauth

Mauritius

Vola Elodie

Madagascar

CEO at 100startups.com

Xabiso Lombo

South Africa

CEO & Co Founder at Guardian Gabriel

Xolani Mdoda

South Africa

Philanthropist and Custodian of Investment in Africa.

Sahaza Marline

Madagascar

President of STEM4Good

Regional Winners