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Nairobi Gears Up for ASEB Summit: A Celebration of African Entrepreneurship


In the ever-evolving landscape of African business, one event stands poised to redefine the narrative: The Africa Startup Ecosystem Builders Summit and Awards (ASEB). Born from the strategic minds at Setup A Startup, ASEB isn’t just an event—it’s a movement, a testament to the indomitable spirit of Africa’s startup ecosystem.

Forecasts indicate that the digital economy could add $300 billion to Africa’s GDP by 2025. Recognizing this potential, ASEB underscores the vital role of ecosystem builders in realizing this growth. Emphasizing the need for collective efforts, ASEB believes that harnessing Africa’s vast startup potential is achievable.

This Summit is structured on seven foundational pillars: trust, collaboration, shared goals, and a common language for nurturing the ecosystem. This approach elevates domestic and international startup scenarios by integrating local and broader strategies.

From Johannesburg’s Triumph to Nairobi’s Anticipation

After a groundbreaking debut in Johannesburg, which convened over 150 luminaries from 36 nations, ASEB is poised for its next chapter in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 6th to 8th. Renowned for its entrepreneurial verve and thriving startups, Nairobi promises to further the ASEB legacy. This choice follows the inaugural event’s overwhelming success, where the spotlight shone on 88 exceptional Ecosystem Builders across diverse sectors.

The ASEB Awards: Recognizing the Titans of African

The ASEB Awards are not just accolades; they celebrate the visionaries, the disruptors, and the pioneers. With a comprehensive array of categories, these awards are set to become the gold standard in recognizing entrepreneurial excellence across the continent.

Complete Award Categories:

  • Startup Ecosystem Builder of the Year
  • Corporate Champion of the Year
  • Angel Investor of the Year
  • Venture Company of the Year
  • Startup Bank of the Year
  • Startup Funding Initiative of the Year
  • Startup Advisor of the Year
  • Startup Coach of the Year
  • Startup Mentor of the Year
  • Entrepreneurship Education Program
  • Service Provider of the Year
  • Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
  • Coworking Space of the Year
  • Startup Event of the Year
  • Incubator of the Year
  • Accelerator of the Year
  • Immigrant Ecosystem Builder of the Year
  • Youth Connector of the Year
  • Entrepreneur Support Organization of the Year
  • Student Connector of the Year
  • Women in STEM
  • Best Government Initiative for Startups
  • Startup Ecosystem Support Initiative
  • Startup Policy Advocate of the Year
  • Startup Researcher of the Year
  • Innovation Hub of the Year
  • Ecosystem Collaboration of the Year
  • Investor Network of the Year
  • Startup Media Platform of the Year
  • Cross-Border Collaboration Initiative
  • Business Advisor of the Year 

Be Part of the Transformation: Nominations Now Open!

Join in this transformative journey. If an individual, organization, or initiative merits recognition, it’s time to bring them into the limelight. Nominations for the ASEB Awards 2023 are actively underway, with a deadline of September 15th. Seize this chance to champion the best in African entrepreneurship. Click here for your nomination. 

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