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.

Agritech

Aerobotics (South Africa), Farmcrowdy for the Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria), Kitovu (Nigeria), Trotro Tractor (Ghana) and Wefarm (Kenya)

Blockchain Award

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

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

Disruptive Innovation

BACE Group (Ghana), Fedgroup for Fedgroup Impact Farming (South Africa), minoHealth (Ghana), Nala for Nala App (Tanzania) and Zuoix for Zoomed (Cameroon)

Edtech

BeBlocky (Ethiopia), Ever Africa for Xander Educational Apps (South Africa), Kytabu (Kenya), Snapplify (South Africa) and 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 (Kenya), MOBicure for myPaddi (Nigeria), Vodacom for Vodacom Mum and Baby (South Africa) and WellaHealth (Nigeria)

Internet of Things (IoT)

CypressV for Smart Switch (Nigeria), Hope Tech Plus for The Sixth Sense (Kenya), Hydrologistics Africa (Kenya), Rydwith (South Africa) and Visiosoft (South Africa)

mcommerce

Bayqi (Angola), Denkim Insurance (Kenya), Orange for Orange Data Management Program (Egypt), Travelstart for Flapp (South Africa) and WayaWaya for WayaWaya Social Payments (Kenya)

Mobility and transport

Flx (South Africa), LÜLA (South Africa), UGABUS Inc (Uganda), Yego Innovision (Rwanda) and Zuoix for Zoomed (Cameroon)

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)

Social Impact

All-Farmers-Online (Nigeria), Farmcrowdy App (Nigeria), MOBicure for myPaddi (Nigeria), ScholarX Inc for ScholarX (Nigeria) and WeThinkCode (South Africa)