Winners at last years AppsAfrica.com awards.
The shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017, which celebrates the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa, were announced on Wednesday 4 October 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa.
The annual Awards, now in their third year, attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem.
“The AppsAfrica Awards were originally set up three years ago to celebrate the best in mobile and tech across the continent as many ventures do not get the visibility or recognition they deserve. This year produced a vast array of great entries from exciting new technologies utilising AI, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa,” said Andrew Fassnidge founder of AppsAfrica.com.
The awards supported by BoomPlay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) 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 6th 2017.
The shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 are:
Best Social and Messaging Award
Flare – Kenya, Juntos – USA, 1Fetch – SA, Kudi – Nigeria and Wetin Dey – Nigeria
Disruptive Innovation Award
Mastercard 2Kuze – Kenya, Medsaf – Nigeria, What3Words – SA, Trend Solar – Tanzania and Girl Effect – Tega – Nigeria
Best African App
Carter – SA, Asorbia – Ghana, TrueCaller – Africa, BoomPlay – Africa and FeastFox – SA
Enterprise Solution Award
What3Words – SA, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Asoko Insight – Africa, Morpheus Commerce – SA and Snode Technologies – SA
News and Entertainment Award
Bounce News – Nigeria, Jokko Text – Senegal, Vodacom Music! – SA, Vodacom Games! – SA and Sportsie – Nigeria
Mwabu – Zambia, Kukua – Sema Land – Kenya, Snapplify – SA, Xander Education – SA and Praekelt dig-it – SA
NetPlus / Mastercard – SA, PesaChoice – Rwanda, WeCashUp – Africa, PiggyBank NG – Nigeria and Flutterwave – Nigeria
Social Impact Award
What3Words – SA, Flare – Kenya, Vodacom e-School – SA, 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 – SA and Vodacom e-school – SA.
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