Image Credit: AppsAfrica
Image Credit: AppsAfrica

The Appsafrica Innovation Awards recognize innovation and excellence in African mobile and technology supported by Mobile Monday South Africa, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), Uber and the Mobile Marketing Association. The Awards provide winners with global publicity across multiple channels, recognition and networking with over 500 industry peers and investors.

Appsafrica will hold their second annual award ceremony where winners will be announced at the awards party on November 14th, 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa. This year’s winners will join the previous (2015) winners who were chosen from over 200 entries across 21 countries.

Last year’s entries were received from very diverse sectors such as entertainment, agriculture, transport and market research. Health, education and fintech were very popular categories also, all illustrating the explosive growth of Africa’s mobile first markets and tech ecosystem.

Winners of last year’s Appsafrica Innovation Awards Winners included;

Positon Category Winners Country
1 Disruptive Innovation Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass Nigeria
2 Best Mobile Innovation bookly South Africa
3 Non Data Mobile Innovation GeoPoll Kenya/USA
4 Best African App Tuluntulu South Africa
5 Fintech Innovation VCpay South Africa
6 Health Innovation GiftedMom Cameroon
7 Educational Innovation mPaper Tanzania
8 Social Impact Award codeX South Africa
9 Best Entertainment Gamsole Nigeria
10 Women In Tech Emefa Kpegba (OMobileFunding Togo

Check out the video of last year’s AppsAfrica Award in Cape Town, South Africa

Applicants who wish to apply in the categories below will be charged $60 (roughly 203,000 UGX) per category that is entered. However, Start-ups who are less than 12 months old will not be charged subject to approval and can contact us for a discount code.

Disruptive Innovation Award
Business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award seeks to recognize the disruptive innovations and new business models that are changing Africa.

Best Social & Messaging Award
Life is busy, and keeping in touch with others is essential, this award recognizes any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences or help people network together

Best African App Award
This award recognizes the best applications successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. Entries are welcome across all sectors and platforms.

Best African App Award
This award recognizes the best applications successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. Entries are welcome across all sectors and platforms.

Enterprise Solution Award
This award celebrates enterprise services across Africa. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services streamlining, improving and helping business across Africa.

News & Entertainment Award
Mobile news and entertainment is now a burgeoning industry across Africa. This award seeks to recognize the best news and entertainment innovations. Examples include music, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle and video.

Educational Award
Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognizes services which are striving to improve education by utilizing mobile or other technologies.

FinTech Award
This award recognizes the best FinTech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.

Social Impact Award Africa
This award recognizes an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development.

Social Impact Award
This award recognizes an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development.

Brand On Mobile Award
This award recognizes the best mobile campaigns from companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilizing mobile to drive awareness, interaction, impact or sales across Africa.

Women In Tech Award
This award seeks to recognize the women who are driving technology and innovation in Africa. This might include entrepreneurs, developers, executives, program managers or any women making a positive impact.

Enter.

Deadline for entries is September 20th, 2016.