The three include Uganda’s Ffene which took home $ 10,000, Ghana’s SliceBiz with $ 10,000 and Nigeria’s also taking home $10,000.
According to Apps4Africa team, nearly 1000 developers submitted applications but it had to sieve to the three winners picked through elections.
Ffene led by Titus Mawano is a low-cost business management platform for SME’s to cut costs on administrative tasks to reinvest in their firms. The app can be used for accounting, customer relationship management, product management and generation of reports.
SliceBiz led by William Edem Senyo and Heather Cochran from Ghana, is a crowdsourcing web and mobile investment platform for funding startups. SliceBiz says it wants to unlock “a whole new funding market for startups to access finance by creating the framework that will make it easy and appealing for middle class Africans to invest small amounts of their disposable income into high-growth startups with proven potential to give high return on investment.”
SliceBiz hopes to use both on web and mobile and has offline platforms to connect startups in need of funding and business-savvy young professional interested in investing.
While Prowork, led by Francis Onwumere, Opeyemi Obembe and Ernest Ojeh is a mobile first enterprise class project management and collaboration solution for businesses. It’s like Basecamp or Atlassian’s confluence but mobile and easier to use, more powerful, with real time collaboration everywhere, anywhere. Prowork is accessible via mobile, the web, SMS and a robust API to allow developers to extend the functionality.
According to Apps4Africa, the 2012 Apps4Africa: Business Challenge developers to submit their business ideas aimed at solving local problems.
The brainstorming events held in six countries across Africa and engaged local stakeholders, partners, and local US Embassies on innovation, creation and transformation of society through technology businesses which will open employment and grow the economy.