Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 were announced on November 14th, 2016 at a pan-African mobile and tech awards party in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Awards supported by Opera Software, The Mobi Hunter, Uber, Shule Direct, Mobile Monday South Africa and The Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) celebrated the best in mobile and technology from across Africa and attracted over 200 entries from 25 countries.
This year the awards attracted over 200 entries from 25 countries, with the winners on the night hailing from South Africa, Nigeria, Zambia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards Winners 2016:
• Disruptive Innovation Award – Domestly (South Africa)
• Social and Messaging Award – Vula Mobile (South Africa)
• Best African App Award – Sliide Airtime (Nigeria)
• Enterprise Solution Award – Flutterwave (Nigeria)
• News & Entertainment Award – Battabox (Nigeria)
• Educational Award – Mwabu (Zambia)
• Fintech Award – BitPesa (Kenya)
• Social Impact Award – Ask without Shame (Uganda)
• Brand On Mobile Award – Mobi Hunter (South Africa)
• Women In Tech Award – Faraja Nyalandu – Shule Direct (Tanzania)
“Our mission at Appsafrica.com is to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa. We had diverse entries from 25 countries and both the finalists and winners are a testament to how technology is being used to disrupt business models, empower people and drive positive social impact across the continent shared Andrew Fassnidge founder of Appsafrica.com.
Jo Eyre, Senior Manager Africa for Opera added “we work hard at Opera to enable affordable access to the mobile internet for everyone and we’re delighted to celebrate innovation with AppsAfrica.com and our technology and mobile peers. It’s exciting to witness the fantastic work the industry is doing to solve problems and enrich lives through mobile and the internet.”
The awards party in Cape Town was a great evening of celebration and networking bringing together over 300 mobile and tech leaders, media, investors and innovators from across Africa.
Congratulations to all the 2016 winners and thank you to all of the judges, sponsors, media partners and supporting partners across Africa.
AppsAfrica.com is a leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, dedicated to delivering the latest insight on mobile, tech and innovation in Africa. AppsAfrica Advisory provides strategic, tactical and operational Africa advisory services for mobile and tech ventures planning to launch or expand in Sub-Saharan Africa with a team of experienced advisors. The Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards 2016, celebrate the best mobile and tech innovations in Africa.