Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa, the continent’s premier startup ecosystem competition, powered by Global Innovation Initiative Group (GIIG), is back for its third edition.

Global Startup Awards
Global Startup Awards

This annual event is not just a competition; it’s a movement that seeks to identify the top 1% of next-gen tech solutions across 50+ African countries.

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The goal is to discover, fund, and nurture startups that aspire to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.

GSA Africa Season 2024 Competition Categories:

  • Women In Tech
  • Youth
  • Health Tech
  • Green Tech
  • Fintech
  • Mobility & Logistics
  • Agritech
  • Co-Working Space
  • Accelerator / Incubator Program
  • Investor of the Year
  • Founder of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Ecosystem Hero of the Year
  • Best Newcomer

GSA Africa Season 2024 General Criteria for Startup Applications:

Age of Startup:

    • Limited to a maximum of 5 years, calculated from the establishment date until the opening of public nominations.
    • Exceptions apply to the Best Newcomer category and the Best Venture Capitalist category.

Location and Origin:

    • Startups must be founded and currently located in the specific African country participating in the competition.

Product or Service Development:

    • Demonstrable existence of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and/or service in the market.

Revenue Generation:

    • Startups must showcase monthly recurring revenue, emphasizing sustainability and market traction.

Team Composition:

    • A requirement for a team of two or more individuals promotes collaboration and shared responsibilities.

African Leadership:

    • Startups must be African-led, ensuring at least one founder or co-founder is from Africa and currently resides on the continent.

Language Requirements:

    • All applications and accompanying presentations must be submitted and conducted in English.

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