Applications are now open for the 2016 edition of Appsafrica Innovation Awards. The awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa. It considers 10 categories in which ventures have clearly demonstrated innovation using mobile or technology to meet the needs of any African market(s).
The 10 award categories are as follows:
Disruptive Innovation Award
Business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award seeks to recognise the disruptive innovations and new business models that are changing Africa.
Best Social & Messaging Award
Life is busy, and keeping in touch with others is essential, this Award Recognises any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences or help people network together.
Best African App Award
This award recognises the best applications successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. Entries are welcome across all sectors and platforms.
Enterprise Solution Award
This award celebrates enterprise services across Africa. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services streamlining, improving and helping business across Africa.
News & Entertainment Award
Mobile news and entertainment is now a burgeoning industry across Africa. This award seeks to recognise the best news and entertainment innovations. Examples include music, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle and video.
Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognises services which are striving to improve education by utilising mobile or other technologies.
This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.
Social Impact Award
This award recognises an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development.
Brand On Mobile Award
This award recognises the best mobile campaigns from companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilising mobile to drive awareness, interaction, impact or sales across Africa.
Women In Tech Award
This award seeks to recognise the women who are driving technology and innovation in Africa. This might include entrepreneurs, developers, executives, program managers or any women making a positive impact.
Applications will be assessed by a team of expert judges who are selected based on their knowledge, influence and contribution to the improvement of technology and business in Africa.
Cape Town Awards Final
The Awards party returns to Cape Town on November 14th 2016, bringing together the mobile and tech community, enterprise, media, investors and innovators from across Africa.
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