A Call to African Innovators

The Global Startup Awards Africa is extending a final invitation to African innovators and entrepreneurs to submit their entries for the 2024 edition of the competition. With the deadline set for 5 May 2024, now is the time to showcase your groundbreaking ideas and ventures. The award categories are meticulously crafted to address pressing global challenges while aligning with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda. Categories include green-tech, health-tech, mobility and logistics, agri-tech, fintech, and women in tech. Additionally, a special Youth Startup category is introduced, recognizing Africa's youthful demographic dividend.

Celebrating Africa's Youth: Youth Startup Category

In acknowledgment of Africa's status as the youngest continent, with 60% of its population under 25 years old, the Youth Startup category offers a platform for entrants under the age of 26 to showcase their innovative solutions.

Selected winners will embark on a journey from national to regional levels, culminating in the prestigious GSA Africa Summit to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This summit promises a week-long celebration of innovation, providing delegates with invaluable networking opportunities and a platform to showcase their creations.

Diverse Audience: Engaging Stakeholders

The GSA Africa Summit will attract a diverse audience, including ambassadors, foreign investors, corporate leaders, and government officials. This convergence of influential stakeholders offers participants unparalleled exposure and potential collaboration opportunities.

Empowering Winners: Access to Resources

Beyond recognition, winners will gain access to resources that can propel their ventures to new heights. This includes the Global Innovation Initiative Group Africa fund and membership in the Global Startup Awards Alumni Network, offering networking and mentorship opportunities on regional and global scales.

Deadline Approaching: Act Now

With the deadline for applications fast approaching on 5 May, aspiring entrepreneurs are encouraged to submit their finalized applications promptly. The application process is free, providing equal access to all deserving candidates.

How to Apply

For more information and to submit your application, visit the official Global Startup Awards Africa website