Get Innovation Awards for Leading Innovators in Africa in the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2020

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For ventures that have provided innovative services in the African market, the sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards will celebrate and grant awards across 12 categories. 

Open to established tech ventures from across Africa, the startups that highlight the best innovations will be provided recognition potentially leading to more business opportunities and publicity.

Application Deadline: October 20th, 2020.

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Benefits

Overall Winners will receive:

  • AppsAfrica.com Innovation Award
  • Public exposure via several media channels
  • Invitation with 2 x delegate passes to the 4th Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2021 potentially leading to more publicity, funding, and networking opportunities.
  • Widespread virtual publicity via AppsAfrica.com

Eligibility

The awards program is open to individuals and corporations 

  • who can evidently exhibit suitability for the categories entered
  • With start-ups or incorporated companies
  • That have launched a product or service in at least one African market.

Requirements/Specifications

  • The product or service must solve precise African needs as detailed within the specific category
  • The applicant’s innovation can be any product or service utilizing any technology
  • Applicants must have launched the entry in at least one African market to date
  • Applications must be specific and relevant to the category entered
  • If the service has not been launched at the time of judging it will not be considered 
  • The awards cater to innovation impacting Africa regardless of location
  • Travel and accommodation to these events is not covered

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Application Instructions

Applicants can enter several categories if they are relevant to the specific category.

    • Applications from technology and mobile ventures that have satisfied all criteria can be entered in the following award categories:
      • Disruptive Innovation Award: This award is for companies that have launched a service or created a product that has completely disrupted or forced innovation into an existing marketplace in Africa.
      • Best Social & Messaging Award: This award recognizes any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences, or help people network together. 
      • Health Tech Award: This award celebrates companies that have used technology and innovation to create and implement life-changing and life-saving health services in Africa. 
      • Best African App Award: This award recognizes the best of all African apps.
      • Enterprise Solution Award: This award celebrates enterprise services 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. 

 

  • 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 as well as steering the understanding of cryptocurrency. 
  • Media & Entertainment Award: 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.
  • Education Award: This award recognizes companies and products striving to transform and deliver quality, technology-rich innovative solutions enhancing education across Africa. Entries for m-learning, e-learning, online courses, and solutions for teaching and assessment utilizing mobile or other technologies are welcomed.

 

    • Agri & FoodTech Award: This award recognizes the best tech innovations driving agriculture and the future of food 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. 
    • Fintech Award Africa: This award recognizes the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platform
    • 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 society, or social development.
    • eCommerce Award: This award is dedicated to celebrating the wave of online and mobile commerce initiatives booming across Africa. This might include online platforms, retail brands, portals, apps, classifieds, comparison sites, and much more driving eCommerce across Africa.
    • 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.
  • Entries for startups are free
  • Entries for Corporate entities cost $50 per category entered
  • Contact the organizers for a discount code. 
  • Click here to apply  

About the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards

AppsAfrica.com is a pan-African technology news center fostering topnotch delivery of the latest information on mobile, tech, and innovation in Africa.

The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards in Africa celebrates tech ventures with innovative services in the African market for their contributions to the ecosystem.

The awards competitively serves as a measure of innovation across the continent.

Key Dates and Order of Program

The deadline for all entries is October 20th, 2020.

All Shortlisted candidates will be announced by November 1st, 2020 

The Winners will be announced by November 26th, 2020 

Entries will be evaluated by an independent panel of judges whose decisions are final. 

Judges will be looking for great design, creativity, excellent user interface, usability, originality, innovation, and adoption.

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