Following the selection of the Startupper of the Year Challenge winners by a local jury comprised of experts, the winners of this 2022 edition were awarded during an official award ceremony organised on May 11, 2022 at Hyatt Regency Hotel, Addis Abeba.
The three winners of the Startupper of the Year Challenge in Ethiopia are Natnael Alemayehu, Hoheyat Berhanu and Mihiret Redi.
Natnael Alemayehu won the Award for Best Startup under 3 years old with Haleta Tutors, which is the leading tutorial service provider in Ethiopia with a website where parents can search among 400+ top tutors who are dedicated to helping students excel in their academics.
Hoheyat Berhanu, on the other hand awarded for Best Business Creation Idea with Husky Energy and Technologies: a renewable energy startup trying to solve energy poverty, waste problem and indoor pollution.
The creative work will upscale coffee-waste to be a source of energy which shall be used in our smokeless stove that combats indoor pollution. Plan to sell pellets and briquettes as primary products while gasifier stoves, fast-food pushcarts & biomass electric generators are our secondary products that create sustainable demand.
Mihiret Redi, the third awardee has been given recognition for Best Female Entrepreneur with Dynamo Center for Technology: a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and research center in Southwest Ethiopia, primarily focuses on promoting young generation through giving short term practical based trainings using its own local language-based digital teaching devices to deliver science education in an easy & artistic way based on the student’s age and knowledge.