Winners of the AppsAfrica Awards 2020

Twelve winners of the AppsAfrica Awards 2020 which celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa have been announced.

The AppsAfrica Awards strive to showcase leading ventures from across the continent each year and provide winners with industry recognition, global publicity, and potential investment. AppsAfrica Winners are also invited to join Africa Tech Summit  in 2021 connecting with tech leaders, corporates, and investors at next year’s African and European Summits.

The sixth edition of the awards attracted over 500 submissions from 51 countries, with solutions launched by start-ups, established ventures, and corporates and for the first time were held online. Judging for the 12 categories was assessed by an independent panel of industry experts including media, investors, and leaders from the tech ecosystem.

AppsAfrica Awards 2020 Winners

Disruptive Innovation Award –  54gene (Nigeria)

54gene is an African genomics research, services and development company addressing the need to include under-represented African genomic data in research which could lead to medical breakthroughs and new healthcare solutions worldwide.

HealthTech Award – Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK)

Established in 2019, Envisionit Deep AI™ is an innovative medical technology company that utilizes AI to streamline and improve medical imaging diagnosis for radiologists.

Best African App – Carry1st for Gebeta (South Africa)

Gebeta is the world’s favorite board game that app allows you to play the classic mancala board game you know and love, now with special power-ups and boosters, go on an individual quest, challenging fictional characters with new skills at every level.

Cybersecurity Award – Sendmarc (South Africa)

Sendmarc is a Johannesburg-based startup that offers email protection from phishing attacks and email spoofing,

Blockchain Award Luno (United Kingdom/South Africa

Luno that helps you buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP and Litecoin crypocurrency.

Media & Entertainment – myFanPark (South Africa/Nigeria)

Launched in 2019, myFanPark allows users to request a personalized shout-out video from their favourite celebrity, such as birthday or celebration messages.

EdTech Award – Xhuma (South Africa)

Xhuma is a digital technology company specialising in education, aims to encourage grade 12 pupils to further their education, by connecting pupils to companies with bursaries available.

Agri & FoodTech Award – ComX (Nigeria)

AFEX is an agricultural value chain enabler for farmers in Nigeria, is the company behind ComX a digital commodities trading app for the African market allowing trading in assets backed by commodities.

FinTech Award – Beyonic (Uganda)

Beyonic is a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs across the continent.

Social Impact – Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa / UK)

Established in 2019, Envisionit Deep AI™ is an innovative medical technology company that utilizes AI to streamline and improve medical imaging diagnosis for radiologists.

eCommerce Award – Sokowatch (Kenya)

Sokowatch allows consumer goods companies such as GlaxoSmithKlein, Unilever and Procter & Gamble to have consistent and reliable distribution channels to reach underserved communities.

Mobility Award – Kobo360 (Nigeria)

Kobo360 is a tech-enabled digital logistics platform that aggregates end-to-end haulage operations to help cargo owners, truck owners, and drivers, and cargo recipients to achieve an efficient supply chain framework.

“This year saw a large increase of entries from sectors currently booming due to the effects of the pandemic, including HealthTech, Edtech, Gaming, Fintech, eCommerce and many Covid19 related entries with many great investment opportunities across the continent. Congratulations to all the AppsAfrica Awards winners we look forward to seeing them at Africa Tech Summit next year. A special word of thanks to all the entrants, our expert judging panel, sponsors and supporting partners across Africa who help make this happen” shared Andrew Fassnidge Founder of

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