Apps Africa Innovation Awards Calls for Entries for Its Third Edition

The Apps Africa Innovation Awards comes back for yet another edition with entries open for this year’s awards ceremony.

The awards competition which is held by Apps Africa with sponsorship from Mobile Monday South Africa and Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), seeks to celebrate technological innovation in and across the African continent. With the ever increasing impact of technology on African society and development, the awards aim to bring to the fore and recognise the technological innovations that most effectively and creatively solve problems within the continent.

Last year saw a very encouraging response with over 200 different applications from 25 countries and 10 winners on the night. This year promises to be even bigger with more award categories. Entry is open for all companies that can clearly demonstrate using technology to meet the needs of any African market.

What’s New This Year?

This year’s edition of Apps Africa Innovation Awards has 12 different award categories that companies can enter once they show sufficient suitability. It is open to ventures that are not based in Africa but have a product that has been launched in at least one African market. The categories are;

  • Disruptive Innovation award
  • Best Social & Messaging award
  • Best African App award
  • Enterprise Solution award
  • News & Entertainment award
  • Educational award
  • Fintech award
  • Social Impact award
  • Brand Campaign award
  • mCommerce award
  • Changing Africa award
  • Outstanding Industry Achievement award
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Interested participants can enter as many categories as possible. Entries will be charged $95 per category entered. Start-ups who are less than 18 months old will not be charged subject to approval and can contact them for a discount code.

What’s At Stake?

Winners of the various categories stand the chance to win various awards ranging from certificates and tickets to global media exposure, exhibition space and a 1-year membership in MEF.

When’s The Deadline?

The deadline for entries is 8th September, 2017.

After submission of entries, the finalists will be announced in October, 2017. The winners will then be announced in Cape Town on 6th November, 2017.

For more information visit https://www.appsafrica/appsafrica-innovation-awards/.


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