Meet the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 finalists, a tech portal and advisory service, yesterday announced the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017.

Entries for the annual awards, now in their third year, were opened in August, attracting over 300 submissions from across 31 countries.

 AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017 winners will be announced at an awards party in Cape Town on 6 November

Winners will be announced at an event which will be held in Cape Town on 6 November.

Read more: Entries now open for AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2017

“The AppsAfrica Awards were originally set up three years ago to celebrate the best in mobile and tech across the continent as many ventures do not get the visibility or recognition they deserve. This year produced a vast array of great entries from exciting new technologies utilising artificial intelligence, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa,” founder Andrew Fassnidge said in a press release.

The awards are held in collaboration with Mobile Monday South Africa, Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF), Basebone, BoomPlay Music, Content Connect Africa and BBM.

Award winners will get to exhibit at next year’s Africa Tech Summit in London, a year’s membership of the MEF and tickets to the MEF Connects at the Mobile World Congress 2018, in addition to media exposure around the world.

Here are the finalists:

Best Social and Messaging Award

Flare – Kenya, Juntos – USA, 1Fetch – SA, Kudi – Nigeria, and Wetin Dey – Nigeria

Disruptive Innovation Award

Mastercard 2Kuze – Kenya, Medsaf – Nigeria, What3Words – SA, Trend Solar – Tanzania, and Girl Effect – Tega – Nigeria

Best African App

Carter – SA, Asorbia – Ghana, TrueCaller – Africa, BoomPlay – Africa, and FeastFox – SA

Enterprise Solution Award

What3Words – SA, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Asoko Insight – Africa, Morpheus Commerce – SA, and Snode Technologies – SA

News and Entertainment Award

Bounce News – Nigeria, Jokko Text – Senegal, Vodacom Music! – SA, Vodacom Games! – SA and Sportsie – Nigeria

Educational Award

Mwabu – Zambia, Kukua – Sema Land – Kenya, Snapplify – SA, Xander Education – SA, and Praekelt dig-it – SA

Fintech Award

NetPlus / Mastercard – SA, PesaChoice – Rwanda, WeCashUp – Africa, PiggyBank NG – Nigeria, and Flutterwave – Nigeria

Social Impact Award

What3Words – SA, Flare – Kenya, Vodacom e-School – SA, WeFarm – Kenya, and Medsaf Nigeria


Farmart – Ghana, VConnect – Nigeria, Jumia – Nigeria, Mazady – Egypt, and DressMeOutlet – Nigeria

Changing Africa

Jumo – Africa, Mwabu – Zambia, RippleNami – Kenya, Vodacom Mum & Baby – SA, and Vodacom e-school – SA

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