The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards recognise innovation and excellence in African mobile and tech. Supported by Mobile Monday, the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) winners will be announced at the awards party on November 6th, 2017 in Cape Town.
The Awards now in their 3rd year are truly independent and celebrate the leading innovators and companies from across the African ecosystem. The finalists are showcased in front of an international audience of mobile and tech leaders receiving global publicity across multiple channels, recognition and networking with over 300 industry peers and investors in Cape Town. Last year’s 10 winners were chosen from over 200 entries across 25 countries.
The deadline for entries is September 8th 2017, with the shortlisted finalists announced in October 2017.
Applications are welcome 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.
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 together.
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.
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.
News & Entertainment Award
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.
Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognises services which are striving to improve education by utilising mobile or other technologies.
This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.
Social Impact Award
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.
Brand Campaign Award
This award recognises the best mobile campaigns from brands,companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilising mobile to drive awareness, interaction, impact or sales across Africa.
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.
Changing Africa Award
This award seeks to recognise 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. Enter Now
Outstanding Industry Achievement Award
This award seeks to recognise the leading individuals making major contributions to the development of the tech ecosystem across Africa. Nominations are expected from associates, representatives and peers of industry leaders from any sector driving the industry forward.
How much does it cost?
Entries will be charged $95 per category entered. Start-ups who are less than 18 months old will not be charged subject to approval and can contact us for a discount code. Enter Now