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The Global Startup Awards (GSA) Africa is expanding its footprint in 2021. Africa’s fastest-growing innovation community invites all innovation leaders to access new markets, funding and a global network of leaders. The Global Startup Awards bring together high impact startups and investors from over 100 countries across the globe. The network offers participants the opportunity to meet prospective mentors, partners, clients, and gain access to the latest industry trends. The competition process also brings together local ambassadors, country partners, national jury members, international jury members as well as key advisors to discover winners in all aspects of the startup ecosystem.


The search is on across all 55 countries to identify solutions in multiple categories with a focus on financial inclusion, HealthTech, AgriTech, Fintech, renewable energy, sustainability and women-in-tech. Working with local innovation ecosystem players in each of our regions, GSA Africa will earmark those innovation leaders with tech-based startups solving the biggest problems facing Africa and the world.


The African Startup Awards connects the best of African tech startups across the continent to a global network of leading investors and innovation ecosystems. The African Startup Awards will offer startups access to:

  • New markets
  • Funding opportunities
  • A global network of Leaders
  • Exposure on a global stage

About Global Startup Awards

The Global Startup Awards provides an annual spotlight focus to web/tech startups in 26 countries across the globe. With each individual regional award placing a heavy focus on unearthing and reward the very best from within their respective ecosystems. The awards stand to represent the entire startup community - from the startups themselves, through to the people behind them, and the organisations that work alongside these visionaries to make the great things possible.