Zeepay, the Ghanaian fintech company which provides integrated mobile payments services, took the top award of Startup Of the Year at the 2017 Premium Bank Ghana Startup Awards held yesterday evening at the Movenpick Hotel in Accra.
The Ghana Startups Awards is an annual award ceremony that celebrates ambitious and indigenous start-up businesses that are making impact, contributing to economic growth, meeting social needs and putting Ghana on the global economic map.
This year’s award nominees featured the likes of 57 Chocolate, Asoriba, ExpressPay, Glitz Africa and Creo Concepts.
Below are the list of winners at the event:
Ghana Startup Award Winners
TECHNOLOGY STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Asoriba is a web-based church management tool for church leaders and a free mobile app for members to receive content. The Asoriba Web application for administrators captures detailed church member information, leader and church operations.
MANUFACTURING STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Kantanka Automobile Company Limited is a subsidiary of the Kantanka Group of Companies founded by Apostle Dr. Ing. Kwadwo Safo Kantanka.
Kantanka vehicles are manufactured and assembled in Ghana.
HEALTH STARTUP OF THE YEAR
The QUIK MEDICAL CONSULT was setup to help reduce medical conditions that are easily preventable and to reach out to the community with health education through the use of social media, radio, television, magazines as well as medical screening and outreaches for communities and corporate institutions.
AGRICULTURE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Trotro Tractor is an agricultural mechanization startup to revolutionize farming and agriculture in Africa.
SOCIAL ENTERPRISE STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Food for All Ghana Program is a food recovery organization that creates sustainable means of nutrition for the vulnerable in Africa through food banking, farming and an efficient forum for stakeholders within the food supply chain.
PROCESSING STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Dough Man Foods is a food startup company which sells American-style doughnuts in Ghana.
FINANCE & FINTECH STARTUP OF THE YEAR
ExpressPay is an eCommerce market place and a payment gateway provider which gives consumers real-time access to services such as airtime for all the major telcos, Surfline, Vodafone broadband, DSTV and GOtv.
FASHION STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Wear Ghana is a startup that makes men and women’s evening, formal, casual and street wear and recently, bridal wear.
They incorporate African prints in each of their designs in line with their passion for African fashion.
NON GHANAIAN STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Tonaton is a classifieds and e-commerce website designed to ease buying and selling new and used items and searching for jobs online. Tonaton has become the leading online choice for great blue-collar and entry-level jobs and deals on electronics, cars, property and general items such as clothing, pets and furniture.
STUDENT STARTUP OF THE YEAR
My Home Teacher connects teachers to parents who need private teachers for their wards at home.
MEDIA STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Creō is a graphic design company focused on providing quality design solutions for their clients by harnessing the freedom of creativity in their designs.
EDUCATION STARTUP OF THE YEAR
ARTS & TOURISM STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Liezer – Legacy Productions develops and presents high quality contemporary theatre and movies within a professional context that inform and shape lives and societies with Christian principles.
STARTUP ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR
Claudia Lumor (Glitz Africa)
Claudia Lumor is the CEO/Editor in-chief at Glitz Africa magazine, an exciting high-end celebrity/ lifestyle/fashion magazine.
STARTUP OF THE YEAR
Zeepay Ghana Limited is a wholly owned Ghanaian Mobile Financial Services company focused on providing integrated mobile payments services with mobile wallets targeting the unbanked and banked population with the aim of bringing the unbanked into the financial stream and easing payments and collections for the banked population.