50 finalists have been shortlisted in 10 categories for the 2017 AppsAfrica Innovation Awards to celebrate large corporates and startups making impact on the mobile and tech scenes across Africa.
AppsAfrica.com got over 300 entries from 31 countries in this year’s edition. The entries were screened by a panel of judges comprising tech editors, entrepreneurs and investors.
Andrew Fassnidge, founder of AppsAfrica.com, said the awards will provide the platform for African ventures to get the recognition they deserve. He added that this year’s edition covers a vast array of great entries from new technologies utilising AI, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa.
Winners will be announced at the awards party holding in Capetown, South Africa on November 6th, 2017.
The awards is supported by BoomPlay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF).
Below is the full list of finalists:
Best Social and Messaging Award
Flare (Kenya), Juntos (Africa), 1Fetch (South Africa), Kudi (Nigeria) and Wetin Dey (Nigeria).
Disruptive Innovation Award
Mastercard 2Kuze (Kenya), Medsaf (Nigeria), What3Words (South Africa), Trend Solar (Tanzania) and Girl Effect – Tega (Nigeria).
Best African App
Carter – (South Africa), Asorbia – (Ghana), TrueCaller (Africa), BoomPlay (Africa) and FeastFox (South Africa).
Enterprise Solution Award
What3Words (South Africa), Flutterwave (Nigeria), Asoko Insight (Africa), Morpheus Commerce (South Africa) and Snode Technologies (South Africa).
News and Entertainment Award
Bounce News (Nigeria), Jokko Text (Senegal), Vodacom Music! (South Africa), Vodacom Games! (South Africa) and Sportsie (Nigeria).
Mwabu (Zambia), Kukua – Sema Land (Kenya), Snapplify (South Africa), Xander Education (South Africa) and Praekelt dig-it (South Africa)
NetPlus / Mastercard (South Africa), PesaChoice (Rwanda), WeCashUp (Africa), PiggyBank NG (Nigeria) and Flutterwave (Nigeria).
Social Impact Award
What3Words (South Africa), Flare (Kenya), Vodacom e-School (South Africa), WeFarm (Kenya) and Medsaf (Nigeria)
Farmart (Ghana), VConnect (Nigeria), Jumia (Nigeria), Mazady (Egypt) and DressMeOutlet (Nigeria).
Jumo – (Africa), Mwabu (Zambia), RippleNami (Kenya), Vodacom Mum & Baby – (South Africa) and Vodacom e-school (South Africa).