Finalists Announced For AppsAfrica Awards 2020

Tech World

Dec. 10, 2020, 4:11 p.m.

The final shortlist for the Innovation Awards 2020 which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa has been announced.

The sixth edition of the awards attracted over 500 submissions from 51 countries, with solutions launched by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates.

The awards strive to showcase leading ventures from across the continent and provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and potential investment. AppsAfrica Winners are also invited to join Africa Tech Summit in 2021 connecting with tech leaders, corporates and investors at next years African and European Summits.

Applications for the 12 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Having assessed all the entries, the judges have whittled it down to the following finalists;

Agri & FoodTech Award

AgroData, m-Omulimisa, ComX FieldDev Group, from Nigeria, and AgUnity from Kenya/Ethiopia.

Best African App

ForKeeps, Carry1st, Naked Insurance and Karri Payments from South Africa, Elimu from Tanzania, and ZamaniWeb from Nigeria.

Social Impact

Mastercard Girls4Tech Connect and Setech Ghana; Envisionit Deep AI and Vodacom South Africa, and Natal Cares from Nigeria.

Mobility Award

Sigma Associates Limited and Amitruck from Kenya, Tetranologie Mobility from Namibia, and Plentywaka from Nigeria.

eCommerce Award

HoBeei Freecycling, Pricepally, One Kiosk Africa, from Nigeria, Sokowatch from Kenya, and Vodabucks from South Africa.

EdTech Award

Trend Solar & Ubongo Learning and Mzizi from Kenya/Tanzania, Qataloog from Nigeria, Xhuma in South Africa, and BeBlocky, inc. from Ethiopia.

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FinTech Award

Franc, Shyft Forex, and Truzo from South Africa, Social Lender from Nigeria, and Beyonic from Uganda.

Disruptive Innovation Award

54gene and Kobo360 from Nigeria, Saada Tech from Kenya, Instant Vitals, and Envisionit Deep AI from South Africa.

Cybersecurity Award

Sendmarc and Snode from South Africa, Intore Security Lab from Rwanda, and App Detonator from Ethiopia.

HealthTech Award

Telecom26 and SystemOne, Envisionit Deep AI from South Africa/UK/USA. 54gene Nigeria, and Wekebere in Uganda.

Media & Entertainment

Koncept TV, M-Tunes from Tanzania, myFanPark from South Africa, Addis Meznagna from Ethiopia, and Africa Science Focus from Kenya.

Blockchain Award

Luno from UK/South Africa, Seso Global and Prosolutions Ltd from Nigeria, and Leaf Global Fintech from London.

The AppsAfrica Award Winners will be announced online on the 15th of December.


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