Startups to face off in AppsAfrica innovation showdown

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Submission of applications to participate in The AppsAfrica awards, a project that is climaxed with a ceremony to showcase the most exciting innovations on the African continent in as many as 14 different categories, is now open. Deadline for applications is September 14.

Participation is open to start-ups or incorporated companies, according to officials, who added that applications will be accepted from companies who have launched a product or service in at least one African market.

Officials say if the service has not been launched at the time of judging, it will be omitted. For a product or service to be considered, it must address specific African needs as detailed within the specific category

An independent panel of judges will scrutinize the applications and announce the shortlist of apps on October 8.

What will winners get

According to officials, the winners will attend the Africa Tech Summit Kigali, getting an opportunity to interact with tech leaders across the continent.

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The awards party to be held in Cape Town on the 12th of November will also be attended by over 300 people, providing “a perfect opportunity to grow your network.”

As stated earlier there are 14 categories and these include Disruptive Innovation Award, Health Tech Award, Best African App Award, Enterprise Solution Award, Blockchain Award, News & Entertainment Award, Educational Award, Fintech Award and Agritech Award.

Others are Changing Africa Award, Social Impact Award, IoT Award, mCommerce Award and Mobility Award.

Register for the AppsAfrica competition here.


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