Startup of the Year

Who should be named Startup of the Year from the International [Africa] region? You can share your opinion by voting for your favorite startup in our Reader’s Choice Poll below. Reader’s Choice Poll voting will help guide the selection of the top 100 startup semifinalists who will compete for cash, prizes and more, at the Innovate! and Celebrate conference in San Francisco on October 9th – 11th, 2017. The deadline to vote is July 12th.

There’s a “Click to Vote” link next to each startup below, vote for the startup you like the best located in Africa:

3DL (Casablanca, MA) [Click to Vote]
At 3DL, they thrive to bring limitless possibilities through digital communication and VR.

donate-ng (Lekki, NG) [Click to Vote]
Funding charitable causes in Nigeria can be a challenge. Donate-ng helps make donation to charitable causes in Nigeria easier.

Ebers (Alexandria, EG) [Click to Vote]
Ebers is the first scientific platform that enables anyone to fully customize, share and store 3D interactive presentations in the cloud.

EdgePoint Digital (Dar es salaam, TZ) [Click to Vote]
EdgePoint Digital Ltd is a technology company that builds innovative mobile platforms, then forms strategic partnerships to launch mobile solutions for mass problems.

Events Meter (Ejigbo, NG) [Click to Vote]
The Events Meter app allows users discover upcoming and ongoing events happening in their city in real time and also see selfies from events.

Hourspent (Aba, NG) [Click to Vote]
Hourspent is finding better ways to get inspired by smart talents. Nail skills on Hourspent or meet people who got those skills, explore their stories, relations and magic.

Loyaltyhub (Amuwo Odofin, NG) [Click to Vote]
LoyaltyHub is a free integrated multi-vendor online and offline platform that enables businesses and individuals to easily buy and sell items, create and earn rewards.

Lyfe (Krugersdorp, ZA) [Click to Vote]
Lyfe is a real-world social network, infused with gamification. Lyfe augments real life instead of replacing it with a virtual variation.

M-Lesson (Nairobi, KE) [Click to Vote]
M-Lesson helps parents and teachers who to understand the day-to-day classroom performance of their children and help them improve learning.

Palm Tech (Kigali City, RW) [Click to Vote]
Palm Tech Ltd is a software company working to help more African high school students prepare for and pass their national examinations.

PickBart (Cairo, EG) [CLick to Vote]
PickBart allows users to exchange unwanted items for the things they need.

Stutern (Lagos Island, NG) [Click to Vote]
Stutern is building the largest community for both young talent looking for their first job and employers looking to hire them in Africa.

Thank you to our Startup of the Year sponsors and partners.
American Airlines
.Me Domain
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We invite you to join us at Innovate! and Celebrate the 3-day global conference in San Francisco on October 9th-11th. Aside from our 5th annual Startup of the Year Competition, this conference is a must attend event to meet thought-leaders, mentors, investors, and media. Watch the video below, we hope to see you there.