AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2018 for Tech Startups

Application Deadline: September 7th, 2018

Entries are now open for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative ventures in Cape Town.

Why Enter?

The awards provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.

14 Categories

The Awards provide a level playing field and are open to corporate, established ventures or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market for the following award categories;

Applications are welcome from mobile or technology ventures with services launched in at least one African market for the following award categories:

  1. 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. Entries open across all sectors.
  2. Health Tech Award: This award celebrates the use of technology to improve health services in Africa. Entries may include a new service, device, software, hardware or use of apps, SMS, IVR or social media.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. IoT Award: This award recognizes the most innovative internet of things (IoT) applications, devices, products or services from brands, companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilizing IoT across Africa in any sector.
  12. mCommerce Award: This award is dedicated to celebrating the new wave of mobile commerce initiatives across Africa. Entrants might include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites and many more driving mCommerce across Africa.
  13. Changing Africa Award: This award seeks to recognize the leading companies driving game changing initiatives across Africa for the masses. Entrants might include MNO’s, leading tech platforms, hardware providers, banks, connectivity providers, OEM’s or any tech company driving progress across multiple African countries in any sector.
  14. Mobility Award: This award seeks to recognize the leading ventures using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics or supply chains in an African market.

Visit the official homepage here to apply now.

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