Here are the winners of Zimbabwe’s inaugural Young Achievers Tech Awards

Here are the winners of Zimbabwe’s inaugural Young Achievers Tech Awards

Technomag, one of Zimbabwe’s leading tech blogs last night successfully held the inaugural Young Achievers Tech Awards. The YATA awards are aimed at recognising young Zimbabwean innovators’ efforts in the tech sector and promote the buzzing tech culture that is sweeping across Zimbabwe and Africa as a whole.

Young Achievers Tech Awards nominees and winners (highlighted)

Here are all the nominees and subsequent winners of the 2016 inaugural edition of the Young Achievers Tech Awards;

Tech Entrepreneur of The Year

  • Bernard Kasekete – Vickstrom
  • Munyaradzi Gwatidzo – Astro Mobile
  • Chamu Shumba – Gtel

Most Sustainable Science Project

  • Sangulani M Chikumbuzo – SAITH Technologies
  • Tinodiwanaishe Nvambuva
  • Tafadzwa Makura – emaji water

Most Promising Start-Up

  • Tafadzwa Makura – mazwi.com
  • Tawanda Chikosi – roadrulesapp
  • Isaac Maphos

Most Innovative Start-up

  • Farai Madzara – national-tickets
  • Bright Gumbochuma – Zimticket
  • Itai Lenon – Shona-Ndebele Tutor

Best App Developer Commercial

  • Tawanda Chikosi – Road rules app
  • Tererai Mugova -www.webstudio.co.zw

Most Consistent Online Web

  • Limbikani Makani – Techzim
  • Fungai Machirori –her zimbabwe
  • Larry Kwirirayi – 3-mob.com

Best Web Developer

  • Nerudo Muregi – webstudio
  • Willard Muzaeni – ndiringe
  • Roy Mtukura – veritran

Best Graphic Designer

Best Invention hardware

Best Animator

Most Influencing Twitter Account

  • Sir Nigel 263 chat – @SirNige
  • Tinashe Nyaruwanga
  • Pokello Nhare

Most Influencing Facebook account

  • iHarare Extreme – iHarare Extreme
  • Mbare University of the Wise – Mbare University of the Wise
  • myzimbabwe – myzimbabwe
  • Baba Jukwa – Baba Jukwa

Best Online Visual Content

  • P.O Box – P.O Box
  • Nqobizitha Mlilo -nafuna.tv
  • Zororo Makamba –twzshow

Lifetime Achievement Award

Future Spark

  • Gateway High School – Robotics students
  • Valentine Shoti – herbal peanut butter

Best E-commerce Website

  • 10ngah – 10ngah
  • Emkambo -emkambo
  • Zimall -zimall

Outstanding Ethical Hacker

Best Online Classifieds Websites

  • Sean M Moyo – Deepleague
  • Arnold Albert Chari Manhizwa – Zimleague
  • Kennedy Makore-zimmarket

What would be nice to see next year

Continual improvement is always a good thing. Kudos to the Technomag team for a job well done. It would be nice next year to have some improvements to the awards. Some of the things I think could improve include:

  • A few women in tech awards
  • A tech event of the year award
  • A tech in education award (Universities and Polytechnics)

A bit more marketing is also required for the awards. More noise is needed about the Zimbabwean tech scene. Finally, because they are tech awards, there is nothing I would love to see more than an online voting system, possibly with a text a vote integration. I mean, why not!

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