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The Global Startup Awards Africa 2024 is now Accepting Applications

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The Global Startup Awards Africa is now accepting applications. The Global Startup Awards Africa is searching for African startups working in green tech, e-health, mobility and logistics, agri-tech, fintech, and women in tech spaces.

The Global Startup Award

Ethiopia is set to host the African Finale in October 2024. The stage is set for a progressive journey towards unlocking Africa’s true potential and shaping a future for generations to come. 

What is The Global Startup Award About? 

That summit is a medium for innovators to connect, and celebrate. Additionally, it propels Africa’s most innovative minds forward along with ambassadors, international investors, corporate leaders, and key government stakeholders. 

Moreover, winners of the GSA gain exclusive access to the GIIG Africa fund and the Global Startup Awards Alumni Network. Additionally, it offers invaluable networking opportunities, mentorship, and connections with regional and global stakeholders.  

The competition unfolds in four pivotal phases, and winners will embark on a journey through national and regional levels. After this, they converge at the summit and Finale in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in October 2024, while enjoying a week-long festival and awards dinner.

General Requirement For Startups Vying For The Global Startup Award

According to the global start-up awards, the following requirements are necessary and must be adhered to. 

  • The startup must be founded and located in the country participating in the competition.
  • The startup must have a minimum viable product (MVP) and/or service in the market.
  • The startup must be generating monthly recurring revenue.
  • The startup must have a team of two or more people.
  • The startup must be African-led, meaning that it must have at least one founder or co-founder on the team who is from Africa and resides on the continent.
  • All applications must be submitted in English, and all decks and pitches must be in English too.
  • No contestant may reach out to judges/jury members in advance of the competition process, advocating for their startup. Anyone who does so will be disqualified. 
  • If you have any conflicts of interest, please reach out to the GSA Africa team before submitting your application.
  • GSA Africa reserves the right to select and reject applicants at any time.

The Startup Awards are the Essence of African Entrepreneurship 

GIIG co-founder, Jo Griffiths said, “GSA Africa is more than a competition. It champions the essence of African entrepreneurship and provides international visibility. Also, it fosters potential investment opportunities through the GIIG Africa Fund. Last year’s remarkable participation of 8200+ entries from all 54 African Union member states was a remarkable achievement. Also, we look forward to seeing what 2024 holds.” 

Applications for the 2024 GSA Africa are open and will close on May 5. Only eligible applicants will progress to the next round. For more information and to apply, visit www.globalstartupawardsafrica.com.

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Abdullahi Kafayat
Abdullahi Kafayat

Abdullahi Kafayat is an enthusiastic writer interested in the tech world. She's a graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University and has a BSc in Chemistry. You can reach her at Kafayatabdullahi17@gmail.com.

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