How we select the winners of Techpoint Awards

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, can be internet hosting Techpoint Awards 2021, the second version of the Awards. This version, like the primary, focuses on the Nigerian know-how house.

After overlaying the African innovation and know-how house for the previous six years, began its Awards to honour and acknowledge gamers (corporations and people alike) within the Nigerian startup and know-how house.

Earlier than highlighting and breaking down the Awards processes, let’s spotlight the three classes:

Nomination-only: Awards on this class are judged by an impartial crew of exterior judges.

Editorial Selection: Awards on this class are judged by the Techpoint editorial crew.

Viewers Selection: Awards on this class are solely determined by viewers nominations.

Right here’s the process

Decide classes 

The primary stage, an in-house process carried out by the Techpoint editorial crew,  is figuring out the award classes, the industries, and what can be judged by the viewers, the group of exterior judges, or the Techpoint editorial crew. 

4 exterior judges — a tech entrepreneur and one particular person every from tech media, a enterprise capital agency, and the ecosystem — are additionally chosen at this stage.

Preliminary nominations

We name upon most people at this stage to appoint corporations and people throughout numerous classes. The nomination section often lasts between six to eight weeks. 

The Techpoint Corridor of Fame is a no-nomination class. 

Aspect be aware: induction into the Techpoint Corridor of Fame will occur each 5 years.

Display screen legitimate entries

After closing the preliminary nominations, an in-house committee screens the nominations for spam and invalid entries. On the finish of this train, the committee arrives on the prime 5 corporations or people in every class that are then introduced in an article on our platform.

Request for figures from finalists

Finalists in every class are requested to share their figures and statistics overlaying the interval underneath evaluation. Nonetheless, this doesn’t apply to finalists within the Viewers Selection classes.

At this stage, we signal a non-disclosure settlement (NDA) stipulating that any revelation by the finalists would solely be used for the Awards. The editorial crew is concerned in many of the course of and is sure by this NDA, which the impartial exterior judges additionally signal.

Screening by exterior judges and the Techpoint editorial crew

We collate the responses from the corporate finalists and share them with the exterior judges who grade corporations based mostly on what was shared. 

Firms that don’t share the requested particulars are disqualified as there’s nothing for the exterior judges to attain.

The exterior judges solely grade startups within the nomination-only classes, whereas the Techpoint editorial crew grades the Editorial Selection classes.

Announce exterior judges

The announcement of exterior judges occurs after the judging course of to make sure third events don’t affect their choices. 

Collate outcomes 

The outcomes for all classes are collated, and the corporate with the best rating in every class is asserted the winner. Every member of the editorial crew votes if there’s a tie between two or extra finalists in a class to get a winner.

Announce winners

The ultimate stage of the Awards course of is saying the winners, which often occurs as a part of •’s flagship occasion, Techpoint Construct.

Yinka Awosanya

Cellular & African Tech Fanatic │ Information Analyst │ Music


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