Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When are nominations accepted for the 2022 Awards?

Nominations will open in April and close in June.

Does it cost money to nominate?

Never! Nominate once or all the time - we will never charge our community money to nominate ecosystem champions.

Who can nominate?

Anyone who is associated with a maker, shaker and doer in their community can nominate the candidate.

Can I self-nominate?

Yes. We encourage everyone to nominate deserving individuals within the African Entrepreneurial and startup ecosystem - including yourself!

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.

How do I submit a nomination?

Nominations can be submitted online through the link provided on the website. Please If you have any queries or require additional information regarding the nomination, write to us here.

Can I attach additional information to my nomination?

Yes. Attach as many supplemental documents to the nomination form as you would like. The more information provided the less research required by our adjudication committee.

Are application forms kept confidential?

Yes. The information mentioned in on the application forms will be used by ASEB Summit & Awards (in connection with the administration of the award) and the panel of judges reviewing this award.

Who are the judges?

The panel of judges include entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from academia, business and across the sectors.

What are the judging parameters?

Finalists and winners will be selected basis the following:

  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Value creation
  • Strategic direction
  • Digital and innovation
  • National and global impact and community
  • Personal integrity/purpose-driven leadership
  • Inclusion and diversity

How many winners will be selected?

The final decision on the number of categories and awards is decided by an independent panel of judges.

Can I get involved as a volunteer?

Yes. We have a role as an Ecosystem Partner and Ambassador. You may express your interest in joining our team as an Ecosystem Partner for the 2022 Africa Startup Ecosystem Builders Summit & Awards HERE.