VIRTUAL BOOST UP FINAL PITCH COMPETITION
Following months of intensive acceleration, 18 start-ups from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia in the BOOST UP final pitch competition. The competition was held simultaneously in all five countries and broadcasted online. This year, the Annual competition attracted 83 applications.
In addition to the main prize, BOOST UP competition offered US$5,000 in AWS credits sponsored by AWS Activate for the top three start-ups overall, a prize for the top start-up from each country sponsored by SLUSH, and a package sponsored by Think Africa for the start-up that most represents the organisation’s values. Doctors E-Consult, represented by Loatile Nkala, was the top start-up from Botswana, and won access to Node by SLUSH, an international investment matchmaking platform.