AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020

The sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrates technology and mobile applications from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories. The awards are open to corporates, established ventures or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market.

The Awards continue to be a leading barometer of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships and mentoring and global publicity. Winners are also invited to the 4th Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2021 to join tech leaders, corporates, startups, and investors.

Key dates:

Application Deadline – October 20th

Shortlist announced – November 1st

Winners announced – November 26th

You can view eligibility and FAQs before entering.

Sponsorship opportunities
Confirming one of the sponsorship opportunities for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2020 will position your brand as a leader in innovation and technology in Africa among leading industry peers and other sponsors and partners from Africa and beyond. There are various sponsorship packages available, please contact us for more details.

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

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

Disruptive Innovation Award
Existing business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award recognises companies who have launched a service or created a product that has completely disrupted or forced innovation into an existing marketplace in Africa.  Entries open across all sectors.
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Best Social & Messaging Award Life is busy, and keeping in touch with others is essential, this award recognises any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences or help people network togethe

Health Tech Award
Innovation within health technology continues to transform the way we care for our health; this award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to create and implement life changing and life-saving health services in Africa.  Entries may include a new service, devices, software, hardware or use of apps, SMS, IVR or social media. Enter Now

Best African App Award This award recognises 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 recognises the best of the best across the African app ecosystem.  Judges will be looking for great design, creativity, excellent user interface, usability, originality, innovation and adoption.  Entries welcomed from any app successfully launched on any platform targeting African consumers or businesses. Enter Now

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.

Cyber Security Award
This award celebrates companies that have successfully implemented ground-breaking security services protecting data, workloads and systems for individuals and organizations across the continent. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services in any sector across Africa. Enter Now

Blockchain Award

Blockchain Award
This award will recognise a company that has applied or developed blockchain technology for use within the supply chain to increase the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa.  If you are a startup with blockchain at the heart of your operation, a company developing innovative blockchain solutions for mass adoption or an organisation steering the understanding of cryptocurrency Enter Now

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

Media & Entertainment Award
As the mobile media, news and entertainment industry continues to flourish across Africa, this award seeks to recognise the best and most engaging in news and entertainment services across the continent. Examples include music, podcasts, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle, influencers, youtubers, vlogs and video. Enter Now.

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

Education Award
This award recognises companies and products striving to transform and deliver quality, technology-rich innovative solutions enhancing education across Africa. Entries for m-learning, e-learning, online courses and solutions for teaching and assessment utilising mobile or other technologies are welcomed. Enter Now

Agri & FoodTech Award
This award recognises the best tech innovations driving agriculture and the future of food across the continent. This includes but is not limited to hardware, software, drones, big data, IoT services, mobile services or any technology supporting farmers, improving yields or supply chains in Africa. Enter Now

Fintech Award Africa - This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platfor

Fintech Solution Award
This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms. Enter Now

Social Impact Award Africa - This award recognises 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 recognises an inspiring use of any technology that has a positive and transformational social impact for an African community while contributing to the environment, economy, community or social development. Enter Now

eCommerce Award 
This award is dedicated to celebrating the wave of online and mobile commerce initiatives booming across Africa. Entrants might include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites and many more driving eCommerce across Africa. Enter Now

Mobility Award
This award seeks to recognise the leading mobility ventures using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics or supply chains in an African market. Enter Now

How much does it cost?
All start-up entries are free, please contact us for a discount code. Corporate entries cost $50 per category entered. Enter Now

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