#MTN Innovation Challenge is a competition launched by MTN Cameroon in July 2015 to accelerate innovation in the developer community and entrepreneurs in the country and help make startups succeed in Cameroon. The 3 winners were announced Yesterday. They are in order of merit TIKA, E-Pension Facilitator and I-Djangui.
In order to impact the digital ecosystem of Cameroon, MTN in partnership with #Microsoft and ActivSpaces initiated MTN Innovation Challenge. All developers competing are to be based in Cameroon, offer web applications, android, windows 8 and windows phone. Also, applications developed were required to integrate the MTN Mobile Money service.
230applicationswere competing, of which 10were selected for the final. Those are:
1- i-Djangui (Android): Mobile app to manage “Djangui” via MTN Mobile Money.
2- Soso (Web): Platform to manage electronic tickets for events. Developers
3- Gospel Media (Web): Platform to find gospel books, songs and movies.
4- Mobile Mart (Android): Point of Sale solution with Mobile Money support
5- MTN Wallet (Android): App for Mobile money operations.
6- MboaTaxi (Android) : Taxi reservation app (Uber for Cameroon).
7- Trackr (Android): Help users find points of interest such as restaurants, Bakeries, Mobile money points.
8- E-pension facilitator (Web): CNPS contribution via Mobile Money.
9- 3G+ TV (Android): Series/movies/TV/Radio on demand platform (Netflix for Cameroon).
10- Tika (Android): Transport (bus or train) reservation app.
Finally, TIKA, E-Pension Facilitator and I Djangui were designated winners of the contest. Each winner received a check for 1 million FCFA and #ActivSpaces will incubate startups for 6 months to make a profitable business.