AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2016

Celebrating the Best in Mobile & Tech across Africa!

The Innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa and following the success of last years Awards which celebrated 10 winners from over 200 entries across 21 countries, applications are now open for 2016.

10 Award Categories Applications are welcome for the following 10 award categories giving global industry recognition, invaluable networking opportunities and major publicity by entering.


Disruptive Innovation Award

Business models are being disrupted across the continent using technology and innovation. This award seeks to recognise the disruptive innovations and new business models that are changing Africa.

Best Social & Messaging Award

Life is busy, and keeping in touch with others is essential, this award recognises any social or messaging services that help Africans in their daily routines, share experiences or help people network together.

Best African App Award

This award recognises the best applications successfully launched on any platform to target African consumers or businesses. Entries are welcome across all sectors and platforms.

Enterprise Solution Award

This award celebrates enterprise services across Africa. Entries welcome from innovative ventures and mobile services streamlining, improving and helping business across Africa.

News & Entertainment Award

Mobile news and entertainment is now a burgeoning industry across Africa. This award seeks to recognise the best news and entertainment innovations. Examples include music, literary, gaming, children’s entertainment, lifestyle and video.

Educational Award

Delivering education has many challenges in Africa. This award recognises services which are striving to improve education by utilising mobile or other technologies.

Fintech Award

This award recognises the best fintech innovation including digital currency, bitcoin, mobile money, wallets, P2P, money remittances & transfers, point of sale or funding platforms.

Social Impact Award

This award recognises an inspiring use of technology that has a positive social impact for an African community while contributing to economic and social development.

Brand On Mobile Award

This award recognises the best mobile campaigns from companies, agencies or platforms that have excelled in utilising mobile to drive awareness, interaction, impact or sales across Africa.

Women In Tech Award  

This award seeks to recognise the women who are driving technology and innovation in Africa. This might include entrepreneurs, developers, executives, program managers or any women making a positive impact.

How much does it cost?

Entries will be charged $60 per category that is entered. Start-ups who are less than 12 months old will not be charged subject to approval and can contact us for a discount code.

Cape Town Awards Final

The Awards party returns to Cape Town on November 14th 2016, bringing together leaders from the mobile and tech community, enterprise, media, investors and innovators from across Africa.

The deadline for entries is September 10th, 2016 so ENTER NOW!

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2016

AppsAfrica Innovation Awards 2016


September 20, 2016
Program dates Nov 14, 2016: 0:00
Organizer AppsAfrica
Website Visit website
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Africa, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Computer software, Creative, media and entertainment, E-commerce, EdTech, Electronics, Financial services, HealthTech, Internet, Mobile, Telecom