Startups finalists have been selected from across the continent for this year’s edition of the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which will offer winners industry recognition, global publicity, and networking opportunities with industry peers.
The awards aim to celebrate the best in mobile and tech innovation across the continent. This year, over 300 submissions from 39 countries were received, with solutions launched across all 54 African markets by startups, established ventures and corporates.
The annual awards – which are supported by Uber, JET8, Syntonic and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO) – attracted over 300 submissions from 39 countries from startups, established ventures and corporates.
Winners will be announced at the awards party in Cape Town on November 12, with category winners also invited to Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2019 in February next year to join more than 400 tech leaders from across the continent.
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, and have now been whittled down to 70 finalists.
Custos Media Technologies for Custos (South Africa), Fintech Ltd for Interstellar Decentralized Wallet and Exchange (Cameroon), Savannah for GoomCash (Mauritania) and SovTech for Project UBU (South Africa)
Best African App
Farmcrowdy for the 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) and SafeBoda (Nigeria)
Changing Africa Award
Internet of Things (IoT)
Mobility and transport
Media and 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)