Southern Africa Startup Awards announces major restructure with new umbrella company Setup A Startup (Pty) Ltd, and new CEO

Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASAWARDS) is restructuring itself under a new umbrella company called SETUP A STARTUP, with CEO Mckevin Ayaba as leader overseeing the company.

“In the technology industry, where revolutionary ideas drive the next big growth areas, you need to be a bit uncomfortable to stay relevant”.

Our first edition of SASAwards was a huge success, but because we’ve always wanted to do more to support the startups in Africa than just connecting ecosystems and also from the positive feedback we received from the investors and the startups, we think we can add more value to the ecosystem.

So we’ve created a new company, called Setup A Startup (Pty) Ltd. “I am really excited to be running Setup A Startup as CEO with the help of our capable partner Caban Investment Ltd.”

Since the creation of Southern Africa Startup Awards in 2017, a chapter of the Global Startup Awards, we’ve been increasingly ambitious about expanding its scope of services beyond its Awards programme. But as technology evolves, we’ve been looking to where future revenue streams will come from and how can we create more impact to the startup ecosystems in Africa…

In addition to Southern Africa Startup Awards, Setup A Startup will oversee the new addition services, the Entrepreneurship Education Programme (EEP), Startup Scaling/Investing, and delivering of impactful Startup Contents from in Africa.

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We will continue to need your support as we embark on this new journey in building a more sustainable startup ecosystem and catalyzing entrepreneurship and innovation in Africa. Every partnership counts.

Published via LinkedIn on 8th February.

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