The final shortlist for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2020 which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa has been announced.
The sixth edition of the awards attracted over 500 submissions from 51 countries, with solutions launched by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates.
The awards strive to showcase leading ventures from across the continent and provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and potential investment. AppsAfrica Winners are also invited to join Africa Tech Summit in 2021 connecting with tech leaders, corporates and investors at next years African and European Summits.
Applications for the 12 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Having assessed all the entries, the judges have whittled it down to the following finalists;
Kobo360 (Nigeria), Saada Tech (Kenya), Instant Vitals (South Africa), Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK) , 54gene (Nigeria),
Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK) , Flare (Kenya), Telecom26 and SystemOne (South Africa / USA), 54gene (Nigeria), Wekebere (Uganda)
Best African App
Carry1st for Gebeta (South Africa), Elimu Tanzania (Tanzania), ForKeeps (South Africa), Karri Payments (South Africa), Naked Insurance (South Africa), ZamaniWeb (Nigeria)
Snode (South Africa), Intore Security Lab (Rwanda), App Detonator (Ethiopia) Sendmarc (South Africa)
Luno (United Kingdom/South Africa), Seso Global (Nigeria), Leaf Global Fintech (Rwanda) and Eonsfleet Prosolutions Ltd (Nigeria)
Media & Entertainment
Koncept TV(Tanzania), myFanPark (South Africa/Nigeria), Addis Meznagna (Ethiopia), M-Tunes (Tanzania), Africa Science Focus (Kenya)
BeBlocky, inc. (Ethiopia), Xhuma (South Africa), Trend Solar & Ubongo Learning (Tanzania) Qataloog (Nigeria), Mzizi (Kenya, Tanzania)
Agri & FoodTech Award
AgroData (Nigeria), FieldDev Group (Nigeria), ComX (Nigeria) , AgUnity (Kenya/Ethiopia), m-Omulimisa (Nigeria)
Franc (South Africa), Social Lender (Nigeria), Beyonic (Uganda), Shyft Forex (South Africa), Truzo (South Africa / UK)
Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK), Mastercard Girls4Tech Connect , Setech (Ghana), Vodacom (South Africa) for USSD COVID19, and Natal Cares (Nigeria)
One Kiosk Africa (Nigeria), HoBeei Freecycling (Nigeria), Sokowatch (Kenya), Vodabucks (South Africa), and Pricepally (Nigeria)
Amitruck (Kenya), Kobo360 (Nigeria), Sigma Associates Limited (Kenya), Tetranologie Mobility (Namibia) and Plentywaka (Nigeria)
The AppsAfrica Award Winners will be announced online on December 15th, follow AppsAfrica to see who wins!