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Techpoint Awards 2020: Nominate your favourite startups, tech communities and companies

January 06, 2020 · 3 min read
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Techpoint Africa is now over five years old as company.

Like founder and CEO, Adewale Yusuf said in his celebratory tweet, the past half-decade has basically been for observing, taking notes and iterating. With the new decade, we will use all we have learnt to begin operations proper.

As part of plans to mark this major milestone, Techpoint will be hosting its first ever awards ceremony.

Techpoint Awards 2020: Eligibility

The inaugural Techpoint Awards will hold on the 19th of July, 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria.

For the first edition, the focus will be on startups, tech communities and tech companies, operating in Nigeria, and active between January 2015 and January 2020.

Nomination process/timeline

  • January 1, 2020 — Preliminary nominations open to Techpoint audience
  • February 29, 2020 — Preliminary nominations close.
  • February 29 to March 9, 2020 — Valid entries per category screened and shortlisted by in-house committee
  • March 12, 2020 — Finalists announced
  • March 12 to March 18, 2020 — Final screening by independent panel of external judges
  • July 19, 2020 — Winners announced at awards ceremony

Categories and criteria

There are 11 categories up for voting/nomination

Vote-only categories

Best Nigerian App (Users’ choice) – 2015 to 2020: User-favourite app built by Nigerians for Nigerians. This is the only category completely judged by the audience.

Nomination-only categories

The following categories are open to preliminary nomination from you our audience:

  • New Startup of the Year – Jan 2019 to Jan 2020

Nominate a startup launched between January 1st, 2019 and January 30, 2020 with impressive traction and key milestones

  • Most Outstanding Startup Driving Financial Inclusion – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job, between 2015 and 2020, giving Nigerians equal access to affordable financial services

  • Most Outstanding Mobility Startup – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job, between 2015 and 2020, alleviating mobility/transportation challenges in Nigeria.

  • Most Outstanding Logistics Startup – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job, between 2015 and 2020, alleviating logistics challenges in Nigeria

  • Most Outstanding Electronic Payments Startup – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job, between 2015 and 2020, making electronic payments seamless for Nigerians

  • Most Outstanding Agro-crowdfunding Startup – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job, between 2015 and 2020, empowering farmers through online crowdfunding in Nigeria

  • Big Tech Company Most Supportive of the Startup Ecosystem – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a global tech giant that, between 2015 and 2020, has had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem

  • Most Active VC – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a Venture Capital firm that, between 2015 and 2020, has had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem

  • Most Impactful Independent Tech Community – 2015 to 2020

Nominate an independent tech community (not affiliated with corporates or big tech) that, between 2015 and 2020, has had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem

  • Most Impactful Startup-Corporate Collaboration – 2015 to 2020

Nominate a startup and corporate partnership that, between 2015 and 2020, has had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem.

How to vote/nominate

Visit awards.techpoint.africa and click on ‘make a nomination’. Do not forget that preliminary nominations close on February 29, 2020.

Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

Múyìwá Mátùlúkò

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