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AppsAfrica Awards Finalists Announced for 2021

The final shortlist for the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa has been announced.

The sixth edition of the awards attracted over 500 submissions from 51 countries, with solutions launched by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates.

The awards strive to showcase leading ventures from across the continent and provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and potential investment. AppsAfrica Winners are also invited to join Africa Tech Summit in 2021 connecting with tech leaders, corporates and investors at next years African and European Summits.

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the 12 categories were assessed and judged by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem. Having assessed all the entries, the judges have whittled it down to the following finalists;

Disruptive Innovation Award

Kobo360 (Nigeria), Saada Tech (Kenya), Instant Vitals (South Africa), Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK) , 54gene (Nigeria),

HealthTech Award

Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK) , Flare for Rescue by Flare (Kenya), Telecom26 and SystemOne (South Africa / USA), 54gene (Nigeria), Wekebere (Uganda)

Best African App

Carry1st for Gebeta (South Africa), Elimu

(Tanzania), ForKeeps (South Africa), Karri Payments (South Africa), Naked Insurance (South Africa), ZamaniWeb (Nigeria)

Cybersecurity Award

Snode (South Africa), Intore Security Lab (Rwanda), App Detonator (Ethiopia) Sendmarc (South Africa)

Blockchain Award

Luno (United Kingdom/South Africa), Seso Global (

Nigeria), Leaf Global Fintech (Rwanda) and Eonsfleet Prosolutions Ltd (Nigeria)

Media & Entertainment

Koncept TV(Tanzania), myFanPark (South Africa/Nigeria), Addis Meznagna (Ethiopia), M-Tunes (Tanzania), Africa Science Focus (Kenya)

EdTech Award

BeBlocky, inc. (Ethiopia), Xhuma (South Africa), Trend Solar & Ubongo Learning (Tanzania) Qataloog (Nigeria), Mzizi (Kenya, Tanzania)

Agri & FoodTech Award

AgroData (Nigeria), FieldDev Group

(Nigeria), ComX (Nigeria) , AgUnity (Kenya/Ethiopia), m-Omulimisa (Nigeria)

FinTech Award

Franc (South Africa), Social Lender (Nigeria), Beyonic (Uganda), Shyft Forex (South Africa), Truzo (South Africa / UK)

Social Impact

Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK), Mastercard Girls4Tech Connect , Setech (Ghana), Vodacom (South Africa) for USSD COVID19, and Natal Cares (Nigeria)

eCommerce Award

One Kiosk Africa (Nigeria), HoBeei Freecycling (Nigeria), Sokowatch (Kenya), Vodabucks (South Africa), and Pricepally (Nigeria)

Mobility Award

Amitruck (Kenya), Kobo360 (Nigeria), Sigma Associates Limited (Kenya), Tetranologie Mobility (Namibia) and Plentywaka (Nigeria)

The AppsAfrica Award Winners will be announced online on December 15th, follow AppsAfrica to see who wins!

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About Appsafrica.com

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 sixth annual Appsafrica.com Innovation Awards, celebrate the best mobile and tech in Africa.

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Innov8tiv is a dynamic Web source for technology news, resources and innovation, with a special focus on the entrepreneurial advances of Africans on the continent as well as in the Diaspora. This site seeks to not only inform consumers and companies about the latest in tech trends and ideologies, but to shed light on a phenomenon often ignored: the inventive, life-changing and creative engine that exists in Africa and among leaders of color around the world, including the UK, the Caribbean, Australia, and Asia. Send story ideas to info@innov8tiv.com

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