Startup Awards

#StartupSouth is inspiring a generation of founders building high scale innovation driven ventures in Nigeria’s frontier cities starting from the South-South/South-East regions. We believe in the power of entrepreneurship for development and for several years supported founders building high scale ventures across Nigeria.

Startup Awards by #StartupSouth is a celebration of individuals and organizations (both public and private) who have shown verifiable track record support for innovation and the #StartupSouth ethos.

The awards cover 20 Categories with both Public Voting and Jury components.

Kindly Nominate your favorite candidates before September 30, 2021.

Award Categories & Description

  • Startup of the year [National] – An award in recognition of a venture backed Startup with spread across the Country. They must be less than or 3years old to qualify
  • Startup of the year [Regional] – An award in recognition of a Venture backed Startups from the region with impressive growth result
  • Inspirational Founder of the year [National] – An award in recognition of an Iconic founder of Nigerian HQed Startup with impressive growth trajectory within 3years
  • Inspirational Founder of the year [Regional] – An award in recognition of an Iconic founder of Nigerian HQed Startup with impressive growth trajectory within 3years
  • Next Rated Startup – An award in recognition of an early stage Regional HQed Startup with impressive growth trajectory within 12Months
  • Public Institution of the year [National] – An award in recognition of a National Public Institution with the most support for Startups
  • Public Institution of the year [Regional] – An award in recognition of a subnational Public Institution with the most support for Startups & Innovation
  • Innocent Chukwuma Award for Innovation [Institution] – An award in honour of Innocent Chukwuma to an organization in recognition of her contribution to the development of the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Innocent Chukwuma Award for Innovation [Individual] – An award in honour of Innocent Chukwuma to an individual in recognition of his/her contribution to the development of the Innovation Ecosystem
  • Best Startup Coverage TV [National] – An award in recognition of a national Television with the most support and coverage for Startups
  • Best Startup Coverage TV [Regional] – An award in recognition of a subnational Television with the most support and coverage for Startups
  • Best Startup Coverage [Radio] – Regional [An award in recognition of a subnational Radio Station with the most support and coverage for Startups
  • Best Startup Coverage [Print] – An award in recognition of a Print Platform with the most support and coverage for Startups
  • Best Startup Coverage [Blog] – An award in recognition of a Non-Technology Online Platform with the most support and coverage for Startups
  • Best Technology Blog – An award in recognition of a Technology Online Platform with the most impactful following and reportage
  • 15/ Best Startup/Technology Show [TV] – An award in recognition of the most impactful Startup/Technology Show]
  • Most Inspiring Startup Community [Regional] – An award in recognition of a the most vibrant Subnational Startup Community
  • Most Active Regional Focused Angel Investor [Male] – An award in recognition of a the most active Angel Investor in the sub-region
  • Most Active Regional Focused Angel Investor [Female] – An award in recognition of a the most active Angel Investor in the sub-region
  • Most Inspirational Regional Technology Hub – An award in recognition of a the most vibrant Technology Hub in the sub-region
  • Startup Journalist of the Year Award [Merit] – An award in recognition of a the most active Journalist writing about the region

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