Innovation Award Winners 2015 Announced

Mar 20, 17. Tech

Ten winners of the Innovation Awards 2015 supported by Uber, Mobile Monday South Africa, Appsworld and Picup were announced and honoured at a Cape Town celebration of African mobile and tech ecosystem innovation on Monday 16th November 2015. 

Entries were received from very diverse sectors such as entertainment, agriculture, transport and market research. Health, education and fintech were very popular categories also, all illustrating the explosive growth of Africa’s mobile first markets and tech ecosystem.

The 2015 entries came from over 21 countries and the winners on the night came from South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Tanzania and Togo. Innovation Awards Winners 2015:

  • Disruptive Innovation – Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass (Nigeria)

  • Mobile Innovation – bookly (South Africa)

  • Non Data Mobile Innovation – GeoPoll (Kenya/USA)

  • African App – Tuluntulu (South Africa)

  • Fintech – VCpay (South Africa) 

  • Health – GiftedMom (Cameroon)

  • Educational – mPaper (Tanzania)

  • Social Impact Award – codeX (South Africa)

  • Entertainment – Gamsole (Nigeria)

  • Women In Tech – Emefa Kpegba – OMobileFunding (Togo)

Andrew Fassnidge Director at said: “our mission is always to promote and honour the fantastic innovation across the mobile and tech ecosystem in Africa. We had diverse entries from 21 countries and both the finalists and winners are a testament to how technology is being used to disrupt business models, empower people and drive positive social impact across the continent. The contribution women are making in technology in Africa is also very evident and important in empowering the next generation. Congratulations to all of the 2015 winners and thank you to all of the judges, sponsors, media partners and supporting innovation hubs across Africa.”

“mPaper winner of the Best Educational Innovation epitomises what the Innovation Awards are all about, entrepreneurs using technology to revolutionise the lives of others. mPaper has made great content available to millions of Tanzanians and is a great mobile innovation.” Adds Fassnidge.

The awards party in Cape Town was a great evening of celebration and networking bringing together the mobile and tech community, enterprise, media, investors and innovators from across Africa.

About is a leading pan-African technology site, dedicated to delivering the latest news on mobile, tech, innovations and start-ups. Our team of writers across Africa review the latest innovations, events, companies and people behind them, to give our readers the complete view of what’s happening on the rapidly expanding African tech scene. The Innovation Awards 2015, celebrate the best mobile and tech innovations in Africa.


Andrew Fassnidge

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