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Featured image: Some of the winners at last week's inaugural Southern Africa Startup Awards South Africa national finals (Global Startup Awards - Southern Africa via Facebook)

Here’s who won at the SA finals of the Southern Africa Startup Awards

The Southern Africa Startup Awards last week Wednesday (24 October), in partnership with Startup Grind Johannesburg, announced the 15 winners of the SA finals which make up the Southern Africa Startup Awards. The awards are part of the Global Startup Awards.

The finalists were announced at an event held at the rooftop bar Bird House in Johannesburg. In all 75 finalists were shortlisted across 15 categories with the eventual winners selected through public voting and an adjudication process.

The 15 winners will represent South Africa at the regional grand finale of the Southern Africa Startup Awards which will take place on 21 and 22 November in Johannesburg.

The 15 winners will represent the country at the grand finale of the Southern Africa Startup Awards on 21 and 22 November in Johannesburg

This year’s winners are:

Founder of the year: Ndabenhle Ngulube (Pineapple co-founder)

Startup of the year: Easy Equities

Female role model in tech: Lynette Hundermark (Co-founder, director and chief product officer Useful and Beautiful)

Best accelerator or incubator: Startupbootcamp Afritech

Best co-working space: Workshop 17

Best newcomer: Intergreatme

Investor of the year: Lireas Holdings

Best social impact startup: Women in Engineering

Best food or agritech startup: SwiftVee

Best student startup: Sxuirrel

Best water management solution: I-drop Water

Best fintech startup: Easy Equities

People’s choice: Ghetto Griller

Best ecosystem initiative: Simodisa Startup

Best edtech startup: Futurent Technologies

Featured image: Some of the winners at last week’s inaugural Southern Africa Startup Awards South Africa national finals (Global Startup Awards – Southern Africa and Invento Productions via Facebook)