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AppsAfrica Awards 2020 – Shortlist Announced

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;

Disruptive Innovation Award

Kobo360 (Nigeria), Saada Tech (Kenya), Instant Vitals (South Africa), Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK) , 54gene (Nigeria),

HealthTech Award

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)

Cybersecurity Award

Snode (South Africa), Intore Security Lab (Rwanda), App Detonator (Ethiopia) Sendmarc (South Africa)

Blockchain Award

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)

EdTech Award

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)

FinTech Award

Franc (South Africa), Social Lender (Nigeria), Beyonic (Uganda), Shyft Forex (South Africa), Truzo (South Africa / UK)

Social Impact

Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK), Mastercard Girls4Tech Connect , Setech (Ghana), Vodacom (South Africa) for USSD COVID19, and Natal Cares (Nigeria)

eCommerce Award

One Kiosk Africa (Nigeria), HoBeei Freecycling (Nigeria), Sokowatch (Kenya), Vodabucks (South Africa), and Pricepally (Nigeria)

Mobility Award

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!



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