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