12 Nigerian Start-Ups Nominated For Appsafrica Innovation Award 2019

12 Nigerian startups have been shortlisted for the 2019 AppsAfrica Innovation Awards to be held in Cape Town on November 11th.


The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards is an annual awards ceremony that honours African innovators in the mobile and technology ecosystem. The event provides winners with industry recognition and publicity. This, as well as networking and partnership opportunities.

This year, the shortlisted startups were selected from over 400 submissions across 52 countries. And of the 400 submissions, 70 were eventually selected, with Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Cameroon dominating the list.

The 12 startups selected from Nigeria include: El-kanis & Partners (Agritech), Carbon (OneFi) (Best African App, Fintech), Secureview Limited (Best African App), Flutterwave (Changing Africa Award, Enterprise Solution), 54gene (Healthtech), Helium Health (HealthTech), Trep Labs (Internet of Things), Lekkify (mCommerce), One Kiosk Africa (mCommerce), Awa Bike (Mobility and Transport), MVXchange (Mobility and Transport), and Publiseer (Media and Entertainment).

The 70 shortlisted startups were shared into 14 categories namely; Agritech, Blockchain Award, Best African App, Changing Africa Award, Disruptive Innovation, Edtech, Enterprise Solution, Fintech, Healthtech, Internet of Things (IoT), mCommerce, Mobility and Transport, Media and Entertainment, and Social Impact.

Winners of each category will get to be invited to the Africa Tech Summit, Kigali 2020, where they will join over 600 tech leaders from across the continent. Here they will have access to sponsorship and partnership from Africa and beyond.

The AppsAfrica Innovation Awards has for the past five years attracted the best of brains from and outside the continent.

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