The finalists for the Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 have been revealed, and they will be attending the awards final, which will be held on the 16th of November 2015.

The Innovation awards attracted over over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents in Africa, which is a demonstration of the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The finalists for the Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 are:

1. Best disruptive innovation
– MicroEnsure (UK)
– Esoko (Ghana)
– Talking Bookz (Nigeria)
– Picup (South Africa)
– Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass (Nigeria)

2. Best mobile innovation
– Mobu – (Kenya)
– Chura – (Kenya)
– bookly – (South Africa)
– Ninayo – (Tanzania)
– M-vendr – (UK)
– ShoOwer – Cameroon

3. Best non data mobile innovation 
– TTC Mobile – (Uganda and Tanzania)
– Unotify (Rwanda)
– Totohealth (Kenya)
– GeoPoll (US and Kenya)
– SaferMom (Nigeria)

4. Best African app
– Cross Dakar City (Senegal)
– bookly – (South Africa)
– Truppr (Nigeria)
– mPaper (Tanzania)
– Tuluntulu (South Africa)

5. Best fintech innovation
– Mergims (Rwanda)
– LipaPlus (Kenya)
– SimbaPay (UK)
– VCpay (South Africa)
–  Mastercard/Standard Bank MasterPass app (South Africa)
– Verifone Mobile Money (Kenya)

6. Best health innovation
– MOBicure (Nigeria)
– GiftedMom (Cameroon)
– Telemedicine Africa (South Africa)
– Emocha Mobile Health (USA)
– The Medical Concierge Group (Uganda)

7. Best educational innovation
mPaper (Tanzania)
Flippy Campus (Ghana/Nigeria)
bookly – (South Africa)
SYNA (Nigeria)
Xander Apps (South Africa)
Bambisa (South Africa)

8. Social impact award
– codeX (South Africa)
– bookly – (South Africa)
– 1task1job (Cameroon)
– UjuziKilimo (Kenya)
– Afrikstart (UK)

9. Best entertainment innovation
– Bozza Mobile (South Africa)
– GAMSOLE – Nigeria, MyMusic (Nigeria)
– Guumzo (Tanzania)
– Media24 HYD 3D (South Africa)

10. Women in tech award  
– Emefa Kpegba (MobileFunding – Togo)
– Anike Lawal (Mamalette -Nigeria)
– Linet Kwamboka (DataScience – Kenya)
– Zimba Women (Uganda) and Kelechi Anyadiegwu (Zuvaa -USA/Nigeria)