Leading pan-African technology news portal and advisory service, AppsAfrica.com has announced the finalists for its 2016 Innovation Awards. This comes months after it announced a shortlist featuring leading mobile and tech companies from across Africa. The award is scheduled to hold in Cape Town, South Africa on November 14th 2016.

“We are delighted with the huge response building on 2015 and this year’s finalists represent North, South, East and West Africa which is testament to innovation happening across the continent” said Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of AppsAfrica.com.

The 2016 awards attracted over 200 submissions from 25 countries, chosen by an independent panel of leading industry experts. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa. It also provides winners with the global publicity, recognition and networking with 300+ industry peers at the Awards party.

Meet the finalist for the 2016 Appsafrica.com Innovation Award in the different categories

Disruptive Innovation Award
Domestly – South Africa, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Bottles App – South Africa, Opera Max – Africa and Flare – Kenya.

Best Social & Messaging Award
Pelichat – South Africa, LOGISA – Tanzania, Jongla – Nigeria, Vula Mobile – South Africa and Dokita Eyes – Togo.

Best African App Award
Zynar – Africa, SpacePointe – Nigeria, Domestly – South Africa, Sliide Airtime – Nigeria and Vula Mobile – South Africa.

Enterprise Solution Award
Kasi Insights – Cameroon, Flutterwave – Nigeria, Celstra – South Africa, Alpha Exchange – South Africa and Sauti  – Africa.

News & Entertainment Award

KoshK Comics – Egypt, Battabox – Nigeria, Super Animals AR App – South Africa, Vodacom Video Play – South Africa and Glo Twitter Voice – Nigeria.

Educational Award
Tuteria – Nigeria, Mwabu – Zambia, Shule Direct – Tanzania, Eneza Education – Kenya and Xander Apps – South Africa.

Fintech Award
BitPesa – Africa, Lakt – Kenya, Monetbil – Cameroon, PiggyBankNG – Nigeria and Standard Bank – South Africa.

Social Impact Award
Abalobi – South Africa, Medtrucks – Morocco, Agriledger – Kenya, Ask Without Shame – Uganda and Worldreader sub-Saharan Africa.

Brand On Mobile Award
Purlieu – Ghana, LAfricaMobile – Senegal, Mobi Hunter – South Africa and Vouchercloud – South Africa.

Women In Tech Award 
Sayu Abend, SpacePointe – Nigeria, Ruth Nabembezi – Ask Without Shame – Uganda, Faraja Nyalandu  –Shule Direct – Tanzania, Emma Margetts – Alpha Exchange – Global, and Genevieve Leveille, AgriLedger – Kenya.

The awards are supported from leaders in mobile, tech and innovation including Uber, Opera Software, Mobile Monday South Africa, MEF, MMASA, iHub, CcHub, The Bandwidth Barn, Citi, IDEA, Buni Hub, Citi, Silicon Cape, Techpoint.ng, TechCabal, TLA Africa, MEST and Women In Tech Africa.

“It’s exciting to witness the fantastic work the industry is doing to solve problems and enrich lives through mobile and the internet,” said Jo Eyre, Senior Manager Africa of Opera.

A recap of the 2015 Awards Ceremony

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