Finalists For Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015

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  • Posted: October 14, 2015 at 4:26 pm

Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards celebrates the growth in mobile, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. The awards recognize the positive technological impact and encourage future innovation in Africa. The Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 attracted over 200 entries from 21 countries, across 3 continents. The community was founded on January 26, 2012.

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The list is arranged in no particular order.

Best Health Innovation
MOBicure (Nigeria); GiftedMom (Cameroon); Telemedicine Africa (South Africa); emocha Mobile Health (USA) and The Medical Concierge Group (Uganda).

Best African app
Cross Dakar City (Senegal); bookly (South Africa); Truppr (Nigeria); mPaper (Tanzania) and Tuluntulu (South Africa).

Best fintech Innovation
Mergims (Rwanda); LipaPlus (Kenya); SimbaPay (UK); VCpay (South Africa); Mastercard/Standard Bank MasterPass app (South Africa) and Verifone Mobile Money (Kenya).

Best Mobile Innovation
Mobu (Kenya); Chura (Kenya); bookly (South Africa); Ninayo (Tanzania); M-vendr (UK) and ShoOwer (Cameroon).

Best non-data Mobile Innovation
TTC Mobile (Uganda and Tanzania); Unotify (Rwanda), Totohealth (Kenya), GeoPoll (US and Kenya) and SaferMom (Nigeria).

Women in Tech Award

Emefa Kpegba from Togo (OMobileFunding ); Anike Lawal from Nigeria (Mamalette); Linet Kwamboka from Kenya (DataScience); Zimba Women from Uganda, and Kelechi Anyadiegwu from USA/Nigeria (Zuvaa)

Best Educational Innovation
mPaper (Tanzania); Flippy Campus (Ghana/Nigeria); bookly (South Africa); SYNA (Nigeria); Xander Apps (South Africa) and Bambisa (South Africa).

Social Impact Award
codeX (South Africa); bookly (South Africa); 1task1job (Cameroon); UjuziKilimo (Kenya) and Afrikstart (UK).

Best Entertainment Innovation
Bozza Mobile (South Africa); GAMSOLE (Nigeria); MyMusic (Nigeria); Guumzo (Tanzania) and Media24 HYD 3D (South Africa).

Best Disruptive Innovation
MicroEnsure (UK); Esoko (Ghana); Talking Bookz (Nigeria); Picup (South Africa) and Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass (Nigeria).

The final awards for Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015 will be supported by Mobile Monday South Africa, Uber and AppsWorld will take place on November 16th 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa. The winners will have an opportunity to showcase their brands to different tech companies and media personalities from Africa and beyond.

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Africans have come up with amazing innovations that need recognition. Appsafrica.com said that the broad range and quality of entries from across Africa and beyond made the judging very difficult and they would like to thank all entrants.

In Kenya, startups are supported by a number of established institutions. Most upcoming entrepreneurs are given the best guidance and breakdown on how to sharpen their skills. This month a Kenyan startup Nim$, won the the 2015 edition of Startup Istanbul.

 

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Erick Vateta
Tech Editor at Kachwanya.com
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