Africa Tech Festival Awards
Congratulations to all of our 2022 finalists and winners. Stay tuned, nominations for 2023 will open soon!
The Africa Tech Festival Awards celebrate the innovators enabling transformation, inclusivity, and digital democracy across the African continent.
2023 AWARD TIMELINE
The Africa Tech Festival Awards campaign takes place over three main stages:
Nominations: A one-month period to submit your entries, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else, to be considered for an award.
Public Voting: Up to five candidates will make the shortlist. Only three will move on to become finalists. The three candidates with the most votes from the public will then move on to our final stage.
Judges Voting: Our expert panel of judges will look at the entries of each of our finalists and score them against a set of criteria to determine our winners!
Celebrate Excellence at the 2023 Gala Dinner!
The Africa Tech Festival Awards are back in 2023, and this year, we're taking the celebration to new heights with a prestigious formal gala dinner at the iconic Mount Nelson Hotel in Cape Town.
Get ready for an evening of glamour, excitement, and recognition as we honour the brightest stars of Africa's thriving tech ecosystem.
Discover last year's winners
Congratulations to all the 2022 winners!
You could be featured here this year. Nominations will open soon, so keep your eyes peeled for your chance to win in 2023!
Connectivity Project of the Year Award
WINNER: NuRAN Wireless
This award celebrates the network providers and services going above-and-beyond to provide connectivity in an environment where demand has never been higher, and broadband has become a lifeline for access to education & economic activity.
Most Innovative Product or Service Award
WINNER: Orange, Mahali
This Award recognises a game-changing product or service that has provided it's target market with significant new opportunities for revenue growth or customer satisfaction.
CXO of the Year Award
WINNER: Samuel Chiwanda, Click Mobile
'The CXO of the Year Award' recognises the outstanding achievements of CEOs, CTOs, CIOs, CDOs and others in driving development within the African tech space.
Changing Lives Award
WINNER: Hormuud Telecom
This award recognises organisations and initiatives that have made a significant contribution to helping us build a more accessible and inclusive digital world.
Female Innovator of the Year Award
WINNER: Oladiwura Oladepo, Tech4Dev
It's time to celebrate female achievement and contribution to technology, media & telecoms this year. This award will recognise the outstanding achievements of women who are playing a crucial role in African technology and telecommunications.
Africa’s Rising Star Award
WINNER: Joseph Lumbahe, Aizatron Group
Africa's Rising Star Awards has been launched to celebrate the emerging talent in African tech - recognising and identifying future leaders and disruptors.
Green ICT Champion
WINNER: Olufunso Somorin, African Development Bank
The Green ICT Champion of the Year Award celebrates the individual or organisation leading on the development and integration of sustainable energy solutions.
Fintech Innovation of the Year Award
WINNER: Kyanda Africa
The Fintech Innovation of the Year Award recognises the organisation, project or individual who has disrupted the African Fintech space.
Start-Up of the Year Award
New for 2022, the Start-up of the Year Award recognises the most innovative start-up, that has showcased potential over the last year for high growth and purpose-driven impact.
HealthTech Innovation of the Year Award
WINNER: Nextwear Technologies
New for 2022, this award recognises emerging technologies for healthcare across Africa that are changing lives, advancing healthcare, and impacting individuals and communities for the better.
VC / Investor of the Year Award
This Award recognises the most impactful fund in Africa, which provides investment to support, build and scale their investee businesses.
2022 Awards Highlights
Check out the highlights from the 2022 Awards drinks reception!
Meet the expert panel of judges who determined last year's winners!
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