A number of startups are among the shortlisted finalists for the AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, which celebrate the best in mobile and tech ventures from across Africa.
The annual awards are now in their third year, and attracted over 300 submissions from 31 countries.
Kenyan emergency response startup Flare and Nigerian fintech startup Kudi are nominees for the Best Social and Messaging Award, alongside US solution Juntos, South Africa’s 1Fetch and Nigeria’s Wetin Dey.
Nigerian e-health startup Medsaf is nominated for the Disruptive Innovation Award. alongside the likes of South Africa’s What3Words and Tanzania’s Trend Solar, while Ghana’s Asoriba earns a nomination for the Best African App Award.
“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 AppsAfrica founder Andrew Fassnidge.
The winners will be announced at the gala event to be held in CapeTown on November 6, prior to the AfricaCom event.