Startup Uganda 2021 Awards: Categories for Nominations

Startup Uganda 2021 Awards: Categories for Nominations

Startup Uganda presents the startup community's most prestigious awards for the year 2021. Nominations are now open for the following categories:


 1. Startup of the year: Education

  • The education sector, more than most, has been turned on its head as a result of the pandemic. Which innovations have been able to provide solutions and fill the education gap during this time? Whose solution is the most innovative and whose has seen the most growth? 


    Nominate here


    2. Startup of the year: Agriculture


    • Agriculture is the backbone of Uganda’s economy as it is the mainstay of close to three quarters (72%) of the total population. What startups have been able to take full advantage of this position this year? Whose solution is the most innovative and whose has seen the most growth?


      Nominate here


      3. Startup of the year: Health


      • If there was ever a time for the health sector to rise up to the occasion it has been during the COVID 19 pandemic. The need for constant innovation is abundant. Which startup has been able to cater to the dire need? Whose solution is the most innovative and whose has seen the most growth?


        Nominate here


        4. Startup of the year: Tech


        • The startup ecosystem world over is spearheaded by tech. It is a very critical part of almost any entrepreneur’s journey. Which startup has been able to take the latest in technology the world over and apply it to their business keeping in mind the Ugandan context when looking at development levels? Whose solution has been the most innovative and whose has seen the most growth?   


          Nominate here


          5. Startup of the year: Communication and Creative Industries


          • Despite the current global situation, the world continues to thrive on creativity, culture, and communication. Uganda is no exception. In the year 2021, which startups have stood out when it comes to communication and creativity? Which startups have showcased innovation and resilience? Which has seen the most growth?


            Nominate here


            6. Startup of the year: Overall


            • Looking back over the year that has been 2021, which one startup would you credit as being the most innovative and/or having seen the most growth? This startup can be from any sector.


              Nominate here


              7. Startup Champion of the year: In Corporate Sector


              • Which company or organization within the corporate sector do you believe has the best-supported startups and entrepreneurs in the year 2021?   


          • Nominate here


            8. Startup Champion of the year: Public Sector


            • Which company or organization within the public sector do you believe has the best-supported startups and entrepreneurs in the year 2021?


              Nominate here


              9. Startup Champion of the year: Development Sector


              • Which company or organization within the development sector do you believe has the best-supported startups and entrepreneurs in the year 2021?   


                Nominate here




                Got Questions? Read our awards FAQs


                When are nominations accepted for the 2021 Awards?

                Nominations are now open and close in November a few days before the start of pre-event activities on 8th November.

                Can I self-nominate?

                Yes. We encourage everyone to nominate deserving startups within the ecosystem including themselves!

                How can I register to attend KIW 2021 award ceremony?

                A link will be shared soon on where the event will be hosted. Be on the lookout for our social platform and website.

                How do I nominate?

                Every award category gives you the opportunity to nominate yourself or someone else.

                Can I nominate in more than one category?

                Yes. Remember each nomination must be customized to the award criteria for that award. Please do not cut and paste.

                Does it cost money to nominate?

                No! Nominate once or all the time, we will never charge our community money to nominate ecosystem champions.