In a bid to celebrate the enormous growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa, the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2015 welcomed submissions from entreprenuers on the condition that their solutions had launched in at least one African market, irrespective of their country of origin.
Attracting over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents, the award's finalist have finally emerged. They are:
Best disruptive innovation
MicroEnsure (UK), Esoko (Ghana), Talking Bookz (Nigeria), Picup – South Africa, Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass – Nigeria
Best mobile innovation
Mobu – (Kenya), Chura – (Kenya), bookly – (South Africa), Ninayo – (Tanzania), M-vendr – (UK), ShoOwer – Cameroon
Best non-data mobile innovation
Mobile for Reproductive Health – (Uganda and Tanzania), Unotify (Rwanda), Totohealth (Kenya), GeoPoll (US and Kenya), SaferMom (Nigeria)
Best African app
Cross Dakar City (Senegal), bookly – (South Africa), Truppr (Nigeria), mPaper (Tanzania) and Tuluntulu (South Africa)
Best FinTech innovation
Mergims (Rwanda), LipaPlus (Kenya) , SimbaPay (UK) ,VCpay (South Africa) , Mastercard/ Standard Bank MasterPass app (South Africa) and Verifone Mobile Money (Kenya)
Best health innovation
MOBicure (Nigeria), GiftedMom (Cameroon), Telemedicine Africa (South Africa), emocha Mobile Health (USA) and The Medical Concierge Group (Uganda)
Best educational innovation
mPaper (Tanzania), Flippy Campus (Ghana/Nigeria), bookly – (South Africa), SYNA (Nigeria) , Xander Apps (South Africa) and Bambisa (South Africa)
Social impact award
codeX (South Africa), bookly – (South Africa), 1task1job (Cameroon), UjuziKilimo (Kenya), and Afrikstart (UK).
Best entertainment innovation
Bozza Mobile (South Africa), Gamsole – Nigeria, MyMusic (Nigeria), Guumzo (Tanzania) and Media24 HYD 3D (South Africa)
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).
All the finalist have been invited to be part of the awards party in Cape Town, South Africa on November 16th, 2015.
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