Startup Business of The Year


This award celebrates newly formed businesses who have displayed vision, creativity, and innovation in breaking ground within their respective operating markets. The startups are the risk takers with great ambition who are on the cusp of success.



1. A registered business in South Africa with CIPC and SARS.
2. Over 3 years in operation.
3. Founded and operating within South African borders.
4. Companies must comply with relevant laws and regulations of government and/or industry regulations in South Africa.
5. Provide proof/evidence of all items in each subcategory you are applying.
6. Companies can enter more than one subcategory but not more than two.
7. Period of measurement: 2022/2023 financial year.

Award Prizes

The Startup Business of The Year winner will receive a trophy and a cash prize of R100 000 presented as a cheque.