On 20th October in Cape Town, South Africa, the finalists for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2016 were announced, with a shortlist featuring leading mobile and tech companies from across Africa. The annual awards attracted over 200 submissions from 25 countries, chosen by an independent panel of leading industry experts.
Supported by Uber, Opera, Mobile Monday South Africa (MOMO), Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) and the MMA, the Awards 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 which will be held in Cape Town on November 14th.
“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” explains Andrew Fassnidge, Founder of AppsAfrica.com.
Jo Eyre, Senior Manager Africa of 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 Appsafrica.com Innovation Award Finalists 2016 are;
News & Entertainment Award
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 Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards winners will be announced on November 14th 2016. Visit www.appsafrica.com for more details. 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.