The Uprise Africa brand keeps rising like the proverbial phoenix, following being nominated this time for the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAwards), in the Best Fintech of the Year Category. Voting opened for two days towards the end of last month, and looking at our recent successes we are confident of bagging this award.
Uprise Africa’s most exciting achievement has been the historic success of Integreatme campaign, which broke all crowdfunding records in South Arica. Also, our current campaign, Beerhouse is looking quite good, having already raised over 1 million rand in less than one week!.
Our very first international award was the Best New Online Platform For Investments Award at the globally reputed International Finance Awards. Should we be awarded in this UK organized competition, it will mean more weight to the Uprise Africa brand that has been the talk of the crowdfunding sector in South Africa and the African continent since the first quarter of the year.
The awards organizers received over 2400 nominations from organizations and individuals in 15 countries across Africa. Just to name a few, entries came from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The competition has a total of 18 categories including Startup of the Year, Fintech of the year, Best Incubator/Accelerator Program, Female Role Model in Tech.
For the SASAwards, a jury has been drawn from leading entrepreneurs, and their efforts will be complemented by an online voting phase that has already passed. The finalists will then go through another round of selection to enter the Regional Grand Finale scheduled to take place from November 27-28, 2019 in Johannesburg.
SASAwards began in 2018 and is a nonprofit initiative of Setup A Startup, which was formed in 2017. The southern Africa awards are an extension of the internationally networked Global Startup Awards.
The mission of the awards is based on connecting, supporting and celebrating key players in national and regional startup ecosystems worldwide and to blend their expertise in a global entrepreneurial network.
SASAwards creates an atmosphere of opportunities for international partnerships, commercial exchange, and investment opportunities. This is done through a ‘bottom-up’ strategy with local startup ecosystems that put the founders and startup ecosystem supporters first.
Visit www.upriseafrica.com to see which campaigns that we are running suit you and place your valuable investment while you can.
A Zimbabwean born journalist and public relations consultant who, for the past 10 years, has been a resident of South Africa. He writes on arts, entertainment, media, lifestyle, aviation, travel and tourism. Martin is a PR Manager and blog writer for CreativeMagic Group.