Application for entry into Apps Africa Innovation Awards 2018 is officially open to those who are interested in participating. The awards, according to Apps Africa, seek to “celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa”.
First organized in 2015, the awards’ focus is on both startups and established corporate companies that are playing in Africa’s mobile and technology sectors
The applications are open till September 7th. Shortlisted candidates will be announced on October 8th while the awarding ceremony will take place on November 12th in Cape Town.
Any company or startup looking to participate has 14 categories to choose from.
These are; Mobility, Changing Africa, mCommerce, IoT, Social Impact, Agritech, Fintech, Educational, News and Entertainment, Blockchain, Enterprise Solution, Best African App, Health tech and Disruptive Innovation.
Apart from startups that are not more than 18 months old, the rest are supposed to part with an application fee.
“Entries will be charged $125 per category entered. Start-ups who are less than 18 months old will not be charged subject to approval.”
For a startup or company to participate, they must have launched a product or service in at least one African market.
Previous winners of the awards include Flutterwave, Snapplify, Sliide Airtime, Shule Direct and more.