Categories: Start-ups

Finalists announced for the Awards 2017

The shortlisted finalists for the Innovation Awards 2017 celebrating the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa have been announced.

The annual Awards now in their third year attracted over 300 submissions from across 31 countries judged by an independent panel of leading industry experts from across the ecosystem.

“The AppsAfrica Awards were originally set up three years ago to celebrate the best in mobile and tech across the continent as many ventures do not get the visibility or recognition they deserve.

This year produced a vast array of great entries from exciting new technologies utilising AI, bots and drones to mobile, health and education initiatives scaling across Africa” said Andrew Fassnidge founder of

The awards supported by BoomPlay Music, Basebone, BBM, Content Connect Africa, Monday South Africa (MOMO) the Mobile Ecosystem Forum (MEF) 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 in Cape Town on November 6th.

Best Social and Messaging Award

Flare – Kenya

Juntos – USA

1Fetch – SA

Kudi – Nigeria

Wetin Dey – Nigeria

Disruptive Innovation Award

Mastercard 2Kuze – Kenya

Medsaf – Nigeria

What3Words – SA

Trend Solar – Tanzania

* Girl Effect – Tega – Nigeria

Best African App

Carter – SA

Asorbia – Ghana

TrueCaller – Africa

BoomPlay – Africa

FeastFox – SA

Enterprise Solution Award

What3Words – SA

Flutterwave – Nigeria

Asoko Insight – Africa

Morpheus Commerce – SA

Snode Technologies – SA

News and Entertainment Award

Bounce News – Nigeria

Jokko Text – Senegal

Vodacom Music! – SA

Vodacom Games! – SA

Sportsie – Nigeria

Educational Award

Mwabu – Zambia

Kukua – Sema Land – Kenya

Snapplify – SA

Xander Education – SA

Praekelt dig-it – SA

Fintech Award

NetPlus / Mastercard – SA

PesaChoice – Rwanda

WeCashUp – Africa

PiggyBank NG – Nigeria

Flutterwave – Nigeria

Social Impact Award

What3Words – SA

* Flare – Kenya

Vodacom e-School

– SA

WeFarm – Kenya

Medsaf Nigeria


* Farmart – Ghana

VConnect – Nigeria

Jumia – Nigeria,

Mazady – Egypt

DressMeOutlet – Nigeria

Changing Africa

Jumo – Africa

Mwabu – Zambia

RippleNami – Kenya

Vodacom Mum & Baby – SA

Vodacom e-school – SA.

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

Recent Posts

How to Prepare for a Personal Injury Claim

If you’ve been injured or suffered damages as the result of the actions of a…

1 day ago

Fintech makes investment into FundingHub to boost SME funding in SA

Finch Technologies, a Cape-based fintech focused on creating better fintech ecosystems, has made a further…

2 days ago

The Best Ways to Improve School Administration

When your job involves helping a school to fulfill any administrative or office needs, you…

2 days ago

DO’S and DON’TS In Scrum

Scrum is a term you’ve probably heard in the same sentence as project management. As…

2 days ago

How Buying Likes For Your YouTube Videos Are Beneficial For You?

Do you know what YouTube? Most of you just know YouTube as the platform where…

4 days ago

6 Proven Ways to Make Good Money with Bitcoin

Bitcoin has emerged as the fastest-growing digital currency. Thanks to the ways it has gained…

4 days ago