Music, food, women and governments are the things that make African countries compete for the spotlight. Technology and the use of it might join that list soon as the 2017 edition of AppsAfrica Innovation awards edge closer. Nigerian, Ghanaian, Kenyan, and South African startups keenly contest this years categories as nominees.
Organisers have announced the shortlisted finalists for the Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 celebrating the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa.
According to the organisers, the annual Awards now in their third year attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem.
“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 AI, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa” said Andrew Fassnidge founder of AppsAfrica.com.
The awards supported by BoomPlay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, providing winners with global publicity, recognition and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party in Cape Town on November 6th.
Here are the shortlisted finalists
Best Social and Messaging Award
Disruptive Innovation Award
Best African App
Enterprise Solution Award
News and Entertainment Award
Social Impact Award