Nominations for the Africa Tech Festival Awards are now open
Nominations for the annual Africa Tech Festival awards, which will be held in South Africa, are now open until September 7, 2023.
The short-listed candidates will be released on September 11, 2023, and submissions must be made on the Africa Tech Festival website. Short-listed candidates will be picked by a panel of judges, and the winners will be determined by a public vote.
The Africa Tech Festival awards recognises the achievements of companies and people making an impact across the continent.
Categories of Awards
The Creative Visionary Award recognises media, broadcasting, and entertainment practitioners around Africa.
The Connecting for everyone Award recognises and honours network providers and services who have shown remarkable commitment and effort in ensuring connection for everyone.
Innovation for Impact - honours product or service innovations that have challenged old techniques, presented fresh solutions, and created significant value for African businesses and individuals.
CXO of the Year - recognises African executives for their extraordinary efforts in team building, setting new standards, and executing on a clear vision in a fast changing business landscape.
The Changing Lives Award recognises and honours companies and projects dedicated to improving lives across the continent.
Female Innovator of the Year Award - recognises African women who have made major contributions to the sectors of technology, media, and telecommunications.
Sustainability Champion of the Year - formerly known as the 'Green ICT Champion Award,' this award recognises the outstanding achievements of individuals or organisations who are pioneering the creation and integration of sustainable energy solutions for the continent.
The Fintech Innovation Award recognises financial technology's power in fostering economic growth, financial inclusion, and digital change.
Start-up of the Year Award - recognises start-ups' entrepreneurial spirit, technological innovation, and potential influence in driving growth, overcoming hurdles, and contributing to the advancement of Africa's tech ecosystem.
The HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award celebrates new solutions that are transforming people's lives, advancing healthcare, and having a substantial beneficial impact on individuals and communities.
"These awards are all about celebrating the optimists in industry for whom every challenge is a possibility and a solution waiting to be discovered and implemented," says James Williams, director, events, Connecting Africa Informa Tech, who oversees the development of the awards and is responsible for the overall festival's successful delivery each year.
"The African continent has an abundance of talent, making public voting to select only one hero per category a highly competitive and difficult process. That being said, it is an honour to be among them all, and we look forward to this event each year and celebrating their accomplishments with our linked community."