In September we had announced that AppsAfrica.com had called for application for the 3rd AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017.
Having received over 300 entries across Africa, the winners were finally announced at a Pan-African mobile and tech awards party held at Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town on Nov 7th, 2017.
Applications were invited from 12 different categories among, Disruptive Innovation Award, Best Social & Messaging Award, Best African App Award, Enterprise Solution Award, News & Entertainment Award, Fintech Award, Social Impact Award, Brand Campaign Award etc. And judging was carried out by an independent team of African experts including tech editors, entrepreneurs, and investors
The winners of this year’s Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards edition were from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt and pan-African ventures as follows:
- Best Social and Messaging Award – Flare
- Enterprise Solution Award – What3Words
- News and Entertainment Award – Bounce News
- Educational Award – Snapplify
- Fintech Award– Flutterwave
- Social Impact Award – Vodacom e-School
- Disruptive Innovation Award –What3Words
- Best African App – Boomplay Music
- mCommerce – Mazady
- Changing Africa – Jumo
All winners highlighted above will also be invited to exhibit at Africa Tech Summit Kigali that seeks to bring together tech leaders, MNO’s, banks, investors, governments and start-ups from across Africa and will be held on the Feb 14th and 15th 2018,
AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards which seeks to celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa was first organized 3 years ago and this year, they received applications from over 31 countries across Africa while getting support from Boomplay Music, Africa Tech Summit Kigali, Basebone, BBM, Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO).