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Sections open for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020



The 6th AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, commends innovation and portable applications from across Africa, exhibiting the landmasses best advancements across 12 classifications. The honors are available to corporates, built up adventures, or new companies who have propelled benefits in at any rate one African market.
The Awards keep on being the main gauge of advancement over the landmass and give finalists and victors industry acknowledgment possibly prompting financing, business organizations, and coaching and worldwide exposure. Winners are also invited to the 4th Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2021 to join tech leaders, corporates, startups, and investors.
Key dates:
  • Application Deadline – October 20th
  • Shortlist announced – November 1st
  • Winners announced – November 26th
You can view eligibility and FAQsbefore entering.
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Applications are welcome from technology and mobile ventures with services launched in at least one African market for the following award categories; 


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.

Disruptive Innovation Award

Existing business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award recognizes companies who have launched a service or created a product that has completely disrupted or forced innovation into an existing marketplace in Africa.  Entries open across all sectors.


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 togethe

Health Tech Award

Innovation within health technology continues to transform the way we care for our health; this award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to create and implement life-changing and life-saving health services in Africa.  Entries may include a new service, devices, software, hardware, or use of apps, SMS, IVR, or social media. Enter Now


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.

Best African App Award

This award recognizes the best of the best across the African app ecosystem.  Judges will be looking for great design, creativity, excellent user interface, usability, originality, innovation, and adoption.  Entries welcomed from any app successfully launched on any platform targeting African consumers or businesses. Enter Now







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.

Cyber Security Award

This award celebrates companies that have successfully implemented ground-breaking security services protecting data, workloads, and systems for individuals and organizations across the continent. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services in any sector across Africa. Enter Now


Blockchain Award

Blockchain Award

This award will recognize a company that has applied or developed blockchain technology for use within the supply chain to increase the speed, efficiency, accuracy, transparency, or cost-effectiveness of any sector in Africa.  If you are a startup with blockchain at the heart of your operation, a company developing innovative blockchain solutions for mass adoption of an organization steering the understanding of cryptocurrency Enter Now


News & Entertainment Award Africa - 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

Media & Entertainment Award

As the mobile media, news, and entertainment industry continues to flourish across Africa, this award seeks to recognize the best and most engaging in news and entertainment services across the continent. Examples include music, podcasts, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle, influencers, YouTubers, vlogs, and video. Enter Now.


Educational Award Africa - Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognises services which are striving to improve education by utilising mobile or other technologies.

Education Award

This award recognizes companies and products striving to transform and deliver quality, technology-rich innovative solutions enhancing education across Africa. Entries form-learning, e-learning, online courses, and solutions for teaching and assessment utilizing mobile or other technologies are welcomed. Enter Now



AgriTech Innovation Award

This award recognizes the best tech innovations driving agriculture across the continent. This includes but is not limited to hardware, software, drones, big data, IoT services, mobile services, or any technology supporting farmers, improving yields or supply chains in Africa. Enter Now


Fintech Award Africa - This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platfor

Fintech Solution Award

This award recognizes the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale, or funding platforms. Enter Now


Social Impact Award Africa - 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.

Social Impact Award

This award recognizes an inspiring use of any technology that has a positive and transformational social impact for an African community while contributing to the environment, economy, community, or social development. Enter Now



eCommerce Award 

This award is dedicated to celebrating the wave of online and mobile commerce initiatives booming across Africa. Entrants might include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites, and much more driving eCommerce across Africa. Enter Now



Mobility Award

This award seeks to recognize the leading mobility ventures using technology such as hardware, software, robotics, drones, or innovative mobile services that improve mobility, logistics, or supply chains in an African market. Enter Now
How much does it cost?
Start-ups entries are free, please contact us for a discount code. Corporate entries cost $50 per category entered.  Enter Now

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