Finalists announced for Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015

InnovationAwards_Winner_V2-04 (7)The Innovation Awards 2015 attracted over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents. We can now announce the finalists our team of judges has selected for the Cape Town Awards final on November 16th.

The Awards are kindly supported by Mobile Monday South Africa, Uber and AppsWorld and celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. The broad range and quality of entries from across Africa and beyond made the judging very difficult and we would like to thank all entrants.

The finalists for the Innovation Awards 2015 are as follows;

1. Best disruptive innovation
MicroEnsure (UK),  Esoko (Ghana), Talking Bookz (Nigeria)Picup – South AfricaOpera’s Sponsored Web Pass – Nigeria

2. Best mobile innovation
Mobu – (Kenya), Chura – (Kenya), bookly – (South Africa), Ninayo – (Tanzania)M-vendr – (UK), ShoOwer – Cameroon

3. Best non data mobile innovation 
TTC Mobile – (Uganda and Tanzania), Unotify (Rwanda), Totohealth (Kenya), GeoPoll (US and Kenya)SaferMom (Nigeria)

4. Best African app
Cross Dakar City (Senegal)bookly – (South Africa), Truppr (Nigeria), mPaper (Tanzania) and Tuluntulu (South Africa)

5. Best fintech innovation
Mergims (Rwanda)LipaPlus (Kenya) , SimbaPay (UK) ,VCpay (South Africa) , Mastercard/ Standard Bank MasterPass app (South Africa) and  Verifone Mobile Money (Kenya)

6. Best health innovation
MOBicure (Nigeria)GiftedMom (Cameroon)Telemedicine Africa (South Africa)emocha: MDR-TB Partnership (South Africa)  and The Medical Concierge Group (Uganda)

7. Best educational innovation
mPaper (Tanzania)Flippy Campus (Ghana/Nigeria)bookly – (South Africa), SYNA (Nigeria) , Xander Apps (South Africa) and Bambisa (South Africa)

8. Social impact award
codeX (South Africa)bookly – (South Africa), 1task1job (Cameroon), UjuziKilimo (Kenya),  and Afrikstart (UK).

9. Best entertainment innovation
Bozza Mobile (South Africa)GAMSOLE – NigeriaMyMusic (Nigeria)Guumzo (Tanzania) and Media24 HYD 3D (South Africa)

10. Women in tech award  
Emefa Kpegba (OMobileFunding – Togo), Anike Lawal (Mamalette -Nigeria)Linet Kwamboka (DataScience – Kenya)Zimba Women (Uganda) and Kelechi Anyadiegwu (Zuvaa -USA/Nigeria)

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The awards are prior to AfricaCom with an audience of 350+ mobile and tech industry players from across Africa, so an excellent opportunity to promote your brand and reach key industry players.

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