Techpoint Awards 2021: Nominate your favourite startups, influencers, and investors

by | Oct 21, 2021

Techpoint Africa is now over six years old, and it has witnessed and documented major events in Africa’s startup space. At our five year mark, we hosted our first-ever award ceremony, and this year, we’ll be looking to take this a step further. 

Like co-founder and Chief Servant, Muyiwa Matuluko, revealed in last year’s announcement, Techpoint has moved from observation and notetaking to implementing the lessons learnt for proper operations.

So, Techpoint will be hosting its second award ceremony to celebrate startups, entrepreneurs, investors, and innovation in Nigeria.

Techpoint Awards 2021: Eligibility

The second edition of the Techpoint Awards will be held on January 22 2022, in Lagos, Nigeria.

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For the second edition, we will be highlighting the impact of startups and tech companies operating in Nigeria and active from January 2021 to date.

Nomination process/timeline

  • October 20th: Preliminary nominations open
  • November 31st: Preliminary nominations close
  • December 2nd – 5th: Screening of valid entries per category and shortlisting of top five in each category by an in-house committee
  • December 6th: Announce finalists
  • January 6th – 18th: Final screening by external judges
  • January 22nd: Announce winners at Techpoint Build 2021

Categories and criteria

You can vote and make nominations across eight (8) categories. 

Nomination-only Categories

Most Outstanding Financial Inclusion Startup – 2021

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job giving Nigerians equal access to affordable financial services between January 2021 and now.

Most Outstanding Logistics Startup 2021

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job addressing logistics challenges in Nigeria between January 2021 and now.

Most Outstanding Electronic Payments Startup 2021

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job making electronic payments seamless for Nigerians between January 2021 and now.

Most Outstanding Education Startup 2021 

Nominate a startup that did the most excellent job addressing challenges within the education space in Nigeria between January 2021 and now.

Most Outstanding Blockchain Startup 2021 

Nominate a startup that has done an excellent job leveraging blockchain technology to help Nigerians to access financial services, healthcare, and tracking, among others, between January 2021 and now.

Most Outstanding Healthcare Startup 2021 

Nominate a startup that has done an excellent job addressing challenges in Nigeria’s healthcare space between January 2021 and now.

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Most Outstanding Marketplace Startup 2021

Nominate a startup that has done an excellent job in online retail (B2C, B2B spaces), making it easy for Nigerians to shop online between January 2021 and now.

Newbie of the year 2021

Nominate a startup founded in 2021 with impressive traction and milestones.

Editorial Choice Categories

Nominate your favourite startup and Venture Capital (VC) firm in this section. Startups and VCs with the highest nominations will be screened and judged by Techpoint Africa’s editorial team.

Startup of the Year 2021 

Nominate a startup with impressive traction and key milestones achieved between January 2021 and now. 

NB: The founding date of the startup is irrelevant here.

VC of the Year 2021

Nominate a foreign or Nigerian Venture Capital firm that has had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem between January 2021 and now.

Audience Choice Category

This is the only category where the audience will completely decide the winner.

Nigerian App of the Year 2021

Nominate a user-favourite app built by Nigerians for Nigerians in 2021.

Tech Influencer of the Year 2021

Nominate your favourite influencer in Nigeria’s technology ecosystem

How to vote/nominate

Kindly make your nominations with this form. Do not forget that preliminary nominations close on November 31, 2021.

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Writer and Narrator.  Tech, business and policy analysis is my daily bread.

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