MTN Innovation Awards Nominees Announced. Excited!

A total of 45 nominees have been shortlisted for the MTN Innovation Awards. MAny of these could not hold their excitement on receiving the news.

Out of the nine categories including  Finance, Agriculture, Education and Health among others, is where the applicants had to choose.

According to Mr. Olivier Prentout, the Chief marketing officer , MTN Uganda, the country has got quite a number of technology innovations that have the potential to improve the well-being of people in society. This was according to the several applications they received. ” We would like to congratulate the 45 entries that have made it to the next round,” he explained.

Best Health Application

• Mstock Solution (Mbarara University of Science and Technology)
• Petograph (Global Preeclampsia Initiative)
• PRISMS (Mbarara University / CAMTech Uganda)
• MobiCare App (MobiCare Uganda)
• M-feyti (Feyti limited)

Best Education Application

• SomaAfrica (SomaAfrica Technologies SMC Limited)
• MyChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
• Kampala Smart School (Kampala Smart School)
• Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)
• Rays of Hope (K-Town Media)

Best Financial Services Application

• MamboPay (MamboPay Limited)
• Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
• Mazima Retirement Plan (Mazima Voluntary Indvidual Retirement Benefits Scheme)
• Cashbag (Sonet international Ltd)
• Xente (Intelworld)

Best SME Application

• Roundbob (Roundbob.com)
• Qwicart (Qwicart Uganda Ltd)
• KUFUNA Microfinance and SACCO Management Application (SIMTON Solutions)
• Soko Ug (Abercom(U) technologies Ltd)
• OneFortune (First Fortune Company Limited)

Best Agriculture Application

• M-Voucher System (!nnovate More (U) Ltd)
• M-Omulimisa (M-Omulimisa)
• Agro Tracker (Agro Dynamics Limited)
• Jaguza Livestock App (Afrosoft IT Solutions)
• famershub.net (Mukwa Frame (U) Ltd)

Best Media & Entertainment Application

• MunoWatch (MunoClub Co. Ltd)
• PulseNews (Underscore Limited)
• AppAbout (AppAbout Ltd)
• Bujisports Uganda (Bujisoft Uganda)
• Noga Game App (Tamithi Ltd)

Most Innovative Mobile App

• Qwicart (Qwicart (U) Ltd)
• 2ambale (2ambale)
• myChild (SchoolMaster Solutions)
• TechSoln (Powell’s Code Labs)
• Traffica (GreatMinds)

Outstanding Woman in Innovation

• Ruth Nabembezi (Ask Without Shame)
• Evelyn Namara (Innovate More Uganda)
• Alwenyi Catherine Cassidy (Fund Africa Inc.)
• Ann Mary Kusiima Otedor (Network of Women in Agribusiness and Development)

Innovation Achiever of the Year

• Outbox (Richard Zulu)
• The Innovation Village (CK Japheth Kawanguzi)
• Roundbob.com (David Gonahasa)
• Water For People (Osbert Atwijukye)
• Trautbuck Project Uganda (Paul Vicent Kamba)
• Home-made Helicopter (Thomas Sankara Bashaija)

Five entries have been shortlisted from each category. The judges will make a decision on the each category winner that will be announced at an awards gala on November 8 th , 2017 at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Each category winner will be rewarded with $3,000.

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