Entries are now open for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards for Tech Entrepreneurs which celebrates the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative ventures in Cape Town.
Why Should You Enter?
The awards provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.
14 Categories of the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards for Tech Entrepreneurs
The Awards provide a level playing field and are open to corporates, established ventures or start-ups who have launched services in at least one African market.
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 recognize the disruptive innovations and new business models that are changing Africa. Entries open across all sectors.
Health Tech Award
This award celebrates the use of technology to improve health services in Africa. Entries may include a new service, device, software, hardware or use of apps, SMS, IVR or social media.
Best African App Award
This award recognizes 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.
Few technologies have received as much attention in Africa as blockchain over the past year. This award will recognize initiatives that are utilising blockchain technology to increase the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa.
News & Entertainment Award
Mobile news and entertainment is now a burgeoning industry across Africa. This award seeks to recognize 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 recognizes services which are striving to improve education by utilizing mobile or other technologies.
This award recognizes the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.
This award recognizes the best tech innovations driving agriculture 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.
Social Impact Award
This award recognizes an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development.
This award recognizes the most innovative internet of things (IoT) applications, devices, products or services from brands, companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilizing IoT across Africa in any sector.
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 recognize 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.
This award seeks to recognize the leading ventures using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics or supply chains in an African market.
How to Enter for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards for Tech Entrepreneurs
Interested in participating in the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, please visit the main application portal now!
The deadline for entries is September 7th, 2018 with the shortlisted finalists announced in October 2018. Award applications will be assessed by a team of expert judges who are selected based on their knowledge, influence and contribution to the improvement of technology and business in Africa.
Good luck as you participate.