The final shortlist for the 4th AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards have been announced. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa with winners announced in Cape Town on Monday, November 12th, 2018.

The annual Awards attracted over 300 submissions from 39 countries, with solutions launched across all 54 African markets by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates. Not surprisingly a majority of entries were received from Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, however many entries were also received from smaller markets including Malawi, Sao Tome & Principe, Mauritania, and Liberia, illustrating the growth of innovation across the continent.

The awards supported by Uber, JET8, Syntonic, and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on Monday, November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Category winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.

Date: Monday, November 12th, 2018
Venue: Cape Town, South Africa

Applications for the 14 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Having assessed all the entries, the judges have whittled it down to the following 70 finalists;

AgriTech

  • Aerobotics (South Africa),
  • Farmcrowdy for Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria),
  • Kitovu (Nigeria), TROTRO Tractor (Ghana)
  • Wefarm (Kenya)

Blockchain Award

  • Custos Media Technologies for Custos (South Africa)
  • Fintech Ltd. for Interstellar Decentralized Wallet and Exchange (Cameroon)
  • Savannah for GoomCash (Mauritania)
  • SovTech for Project UBU (South Africa)

Best African App

  • Farmcrowdy for Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria)
  • Fedgroup for Fedgroup Impact Farming (South Africa)
  • Inzone Adlink for Hey Jude App (South Africa)
  • biNu Africa for Moya Messenger (South Africa)
  • SafeBoda (Nigeria)

Changing Africa Award

  • Medixus (Kenya)
  • Orange for Get My App (DRC)
  • RippleNami (Kenya)
  • Flutterwave (Nigeria)
  • Vanu, Inc (Rwanda/Zambia)

Disruptive Innovation

  • BACE Group (Ghana)
  • Fedgroup for Fedgroup Impact Farming (South Africa)
  • minoHealth (Ghana)
  • NALA for NALA App (Tanzania)
  • Zuoix for ZOOMED (Cameroon)

EdTech

  • BeBlocky (Ethiopia)
  • Ever Africa for Xander Educational Apps (South Africa)
  • Kytabu (Kenya)
  • Snapplify (South Africa)
  • WeThinkCode_ (South Africa)

Enterprise Solution

  • Kobo360 (Nigeria)
  • Clickatell for WhatsApp Chat Banking (South Africa)
  • Digemy for Digemy Knowledge Partner (South Africa)
  • Kasi Eats South Africa)
  • Kirusa for Kirusa Connect (Ghana)

FinTech

  • Clickatell for WhatsApp Chat Banking (South Africa)
  • Flutterwave (Nigeria), NALA for NALA App (Tanzania)
  • OKO (Mali) and Paylater (Nigeria)

HealthTech

  • Baobab Circle for Afya Pap (Kenya)
  • Flare for Flare: There in a heartbeat (Kenya)
  • MOBicure for myPaddi (Nigeria)
  • Vodacom for Vodacom Mum and Baby (South Africa)
  • WellaHealth (Nigeria)

IoT

  • Cypress V for Smart Switch (Nigeria)
  • Hope Tech Plus for The Sixth Sense (Kenya)
  • Hydrologistics Africa (Kenya)
  • Rydwith (South Africa)
  • Visiosoft (South Africa)

mCommerce

  • BAYQI  (Angola)
  • Denkim Insurance (Kenya)
  • Orange for Orange Data Management Program (Egypt)
  • Travelstart for Flapp (South Africa)
  • WayaWaya for WayaWaya Social Payments (Kenya)

Mobility & Transport

  • Flx (South Africa)
  • LÜLA (South Africa)
  • UGABUS Inc. (Uganda)
  • Yego Innovision (Rwanda)
  • Zuoix for ZOOMED (Cameroon)

Media & Entertainment

  • OGLE Digital Media for OGLE Content Download Hotspots (South Africa)
  • Publiseer (Nigeria), Qene Technologies for Kukulu Game (Ethiopia)
  • Taza PLC for EventsEthiopia (Ethiopia) and Vodacom for Vodacom Music! (South Africa)

Social Impact

  • All-Farmers-Online (Nigeria)
  • Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria)
  • MOBicure for myPaddi (Nigeria)
  • ScholarX Inc. for ScholarX (Nigeria)
  • WeThinkCode_ (South Africa)

The awards supported by Uber, JET8¸ Syntonic and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 12th on the eve of AfricaCom. Category winners are also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 to join 400+ tech leaders from across the continent.
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