The search is on to find the best startups in Africa for this year, and AppsAfrica is currently taking applications for their 2016 Innovation Awards.

Last year’s Awards saw 10 winners from 5 countries emerge from over 200 entries and 21 countries. The Innovation Awards celebrates the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, providing winners with global publicity across multiple channels, recognition and networking with 500+ industry peers and investors at the Awards party.

The categories for this year are:

  • Disruptive Innovation Award
  • Best Social & Messaging Award
  • Best African App Award
  • Enterprise Solution Award
  • News & Entertainment Award
  • Educational Award
  • Fintech Award
  • Social Impact Award
  • Brand On Mobile Award
  • Women In Tech Award  

If you think your startup fits any of these categories, click here to apply. Applications will be assessed by a team of judges who have been selected based on their knowledge, influence and contribution to the improvement of technology and business in Africa.

The application deadline is on Saturday, September 10, 2016. Finalists will be announced in October, and the main awards will take place in Cape Town on Monday, November 14, 2016.

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