The finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 have been announced with a shortlist featuring the leading mobile and tech companies from across Africa. The annual awards attracted over 200 submissions from 25 countries, chosen by an independent panel of leading industry experts.
Supported by Uber, Opera, Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and the MMA the Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, providing winners with global publicity, recognition and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 14th.
“We are delighted with the huge response building on last years’ awards, the 2016 finalists represent North, South, East and West Africa which is testament to innovation happening all across the continent across all sectors” shares Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of Appsafrica.com.
Jo Eyre, Senior Manager Africa for Opera added “we work hard at Opera to enable affordable access to the mobile internet for everyone and we’re delighted to celebrate innovation with AppsAfrica.com and our technology and mobile peers. It’s exciting to witness the fantastic work the industry is doing to solve problems and enrich lives through mobile and the internet.”
The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards Finalists 2016 are;
Disruptive Innovation Award
Domestly – South Africa, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Bottles App – South Africa, Opera Max – Africa and Flare – Kenya.
Best Social & Messaging Award
Pelichat – South Africa, LOGISA – Tanzania, Jongla – Nigeria, Vula Mobile – South Africa and Dokita Eyes – Togo.
Best African App Award
Zynar – Africa, SpacePointe – Nigeria, Domestly – South Africa, Sliide Airtime – Nigeria and Vula Mobile – South Africa.
Enterprise Solution Award
Kasi Insights – Cameroon, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Celstra – South Africa, Alpha Exchange – South Africa
and Sauti – Africa.
News & Entertainment Award
KoshK Comics – Egypt, Battabox – Nigeria, Super Animals AR App – South Africa, Vodacom Video Play – South Africa and Glo Twitter Voice – Nigeria.
Tuteria – Nigeria, Mwabu – Zambia, Shule Direct – Tanzania, Eneza Education – Kenya and Xander Apps – South Africa.
BitPesa – Africa, Lakt – Kenya, Monetbil – Cameroon, PiggyBankNG – Nigeria and Standard Bank – South Africa.
Social Impact Award
Abalobi – South Africa, Medtrucks – Morocco, Agriledger – Kenya, Ask Without Shame – Uganda and Worldreader sub-Saharan Africa.
Brand On Mobile Award
Purlieu – Ghana, LAfricaMobile – Senegal, Mobi Hunter – South Africa and Vouchercloud – South Africa.
Women In Tech Award
Sayu Abend, SpacePointe – Nigeria, Ruth Nabembezi – Ask Without Shame – Uganda, Faraja Nyalandu – Shule Direct – Tanzania, Emma Margetts – Alpha Exchange – Global, and Genevieve Leveille, AgriLedger – Kenya.
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Thanks to our excellent supporters & industry partners from across Africa
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