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Applications now open to Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016

August 03, 2016 · 2 min read
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Following the success of last years Awards which celebrated 10 winners from over 200 entries across 21 countries, applications are now open for 2016 Appsafrica Innovation Awards.

The awards which are aimed at celebrating the best in mobile and tech from across Africa will require a fee of $60 per category that is entered. Start-ups who are less than 12 months old will not be charged subject to approval and can contact Appsafrica for a discount code.

Applications are welcome for the following 10 award categories:

Disruptive Innovation Award

Business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award seeks to recognise the disruptive innovations and new business models that are changing Africa. Apply

Best Social and Messaging Award

Life is busy, and keeping in touch with others is essential, this award recognises any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences or help people network together. Apply

Best African App Award

This award recognises the best applications successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. Entries are welcome across all sectors and platforms. Apply

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. Apply

News and Entertainment Award

Mobile news and entertainment is now a burgeoning industry across Africa. This award seeks to recognise the best news and entertainment innovations. Examples include music, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle and video. Apply

Educational Award

Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognises services which are striving to improve education by utilising mobile or other technologies. Apply

Fintech Award

This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms. Apply

Social Impact Award

This award recognises an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development. Apply

Brand On Mobile Award

This award recognises the best mobile campaigns from companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilising mobile to drive awareness, interaction, impact or sales across Africa. Apply

Women In Tech Award

This award seeks to recognise the women who are driving technology and innovation in Africa. This might include entrepreneurs, developers, executives, program managers or any women making a positive impact. Apply

Cape Town, South Africa will once again host the award ceremony on November 14th 2016, bringing together leaders from the mobile and tech community, enterprise, media, investors and innovators from across Africa. The deadline for entries is September 20th, 2016.

Featured image credit: Appsafrica

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