Nominees for the Techpoint Awards 2021

Techpoint Africa called for preliminary nominations for the second edition of Techpoint Awards (Nigerian edition), one of the events lined up for Techpoint Build 2021 scheduled to hold in January 2022.

The preliminary awards nominations closed on Tuesday, November 30, 2021. Valid entries in each category were screened and shortlisted by an in-house committee.

After carefully looking into entries for the blockchain category, the award committee decided to split it into two sub-categories:

As with the inaugural edition, Techpoint Awards 2021 is grouped under three categories: Nomination-only, Users’ Choice, and Techpoint Editorial Choice.

Here are the shortlisted finalists for each category.

Nomination-only Categories
Based on nominations by our audience at the preliminary stage, awards in these categories will be judged by an independent team of external judges.

Most Outstanding Financial Inclusion Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job giving Nigerians equal access to affordable financial services between January 2021 and now.

TeamApt
Kudi
Bankly
Paga
Fairmoney

Most Outstanding Logistics Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job addressing logistics challenges in Nigeria between January 2021 and now.

Kwik Delivery
Gokada
MAX
TruQ
GIG Logistics
Most Outstanding Electronic Payments Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job making electronic payments seamless for Nigerians between January 2021 and now.

Paystack
Monnify
Flutterwave
Vesicash
Eyowo
Most Outstanding Education Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job addressing challenges within the education space in Nigeria between January 2021 and now.

uLesson
Gradely
Flexisaf
Tuteria
Edves
Most Outstanding Crypto Exchange 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job in enabling Nigerians to buy, sell, and trade in cryptocurrency, between January 2021 and now.

Patricia
Quidax
Payourse
Buycoins
Bitmama
Busha
PS: There was a tie in this category, hence six finalists.

Most Outstanding Alternative Use of the Blockchain 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job in helping Africans access Blockchain innovations from DEXs to other Web3 applications, between January 2021 and now.

Xend Finance
FarmBit
HouseAfrica
Lead Wallet
Most Outstanding Healthtech Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job addressing challenges in Nigeria’s healthcare space, between January 2021 and now.

Reliance HMO
54gene
WellaHealth
LifeBank
CribMD
Most Outstanding Marketplace Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job in online retail (B2C and B2B spaces), making it easy for Nigerians to shop online, between January 2021 and now.

Arteasy Nigeria
Vendease
TradeDepot
Sabi
CDCare
Newbie of the year 2021
This category is for startups founded in 2021 with impressive traction and milestones.

Reaprite
Rent a dress
Transtura
Healthtracka
Thepeer
Most Outstanding Agritech Startup 2021
This category is for startups that did an excellent job using technology to address challenges in Nigeria’s agricultural space between January 2021 and now.

Releaf
Agrorite
Crop2Cash
ColdHubs
Reel Fruits
Editorial Choice Categories
The Techpoint Editorial Team, which has extensively covered the Nigerian tech startup space over the years, will judge these categories.

Startup of the Year 2021
This category is for startups that achieved impressive traction and key milestones between January 2021 and now.

Risevest
Piggyvest
Touch and Pay (TAP)
Patricia
VC of the Year 2021
This category is for foreign or Nigerian venture capital firms that had the most far-reaching impact on the local ecosystem between January 2021 and now.

Ingressive
Future Africa
Microtraction
Voltron Capital
Audience Choice Categories
These categories are exclusively judged by the audience votes.

Nigerian App of the Year 2021
This category is for user-favourite apps built by Nigerians for Nigerians in 2021.

Reaprite
Sparkle
Abeg
Piggyvest
Kuda
Tech Influencer of the Year 2021
This category is for our audience’s favourite influencers in Nigeria’s technology ecosystem.

Miss Techy (Tobi Ayeni)
Victor Asemota
Iyinoluwa Aboyeji
Fisayo Fosudo
Benjamin Dada
Winners will be announced and recognised at a ceremony scheduled to hold in January 2022.

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