AppCircus in Nairobi
Location & date:
Africa, Kenya, 10.09.2011
Deadline for app submission:
31.08.2011 »·«closed»·«


Last saturday the latest AppCircus edition took place in Nairobi, and the result is a magnificent selection of pitches and apps that show how interesting the Kenyan scene is.

We want to warmly congratulate our winner Msema Kweli and and our runner up Hewa. Congratulations for your work and contribution!

Msema Kweli is a mobile application that helps keep track of Community Development Fund projects. It does this by putting the power of keeping track and commenting on the projects in the hands of any person. It then allows you to be able to share the same project to your contacts via SMS, email or on social media platforms.

And Hewa is a cloud-based, mobile music marketing and distribution platform for Kenyan artists and record labels to sell their music online while providing Kenyan music lovers with easy access to local music while on the go.

A big shout out to the organization, thank you to all the participants, visitors and collaborators!

Remember that if you could not make it to the final you can always re-submit your app to any other AppCircus edition around you, so take a look at our calendar to check if you can re-enter soon!

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about the event:

AppCircus arrives to the capital and largest city of Kenya, Nairobi.  *iHub_Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community will host the travelling showcase of the most creative and innovative apps on the 10th of September.

10 developers can pitch in front of an international jury, formed by industry experts.The winner of the AppCircus will get an opportunity to be nominated for the Mobile Premier Awards 2012, which are held during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The deadline to participate is the 31st of August!

*iHub_Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community is an open space for the technologists, investors, tech companies and hackers in the area. This space is a tech community facility with a focus on young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers, designers and researchers. It is part open community workspace (co-working), part vector for investors and VCs and part incubator.

Venue Information:
The location will be at the *iHub_Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the technology community at the 4th floor of the Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Rd., directly opposite the Uchumi Hyper.

Here are the rules for participation:

  •  Submissions and presentations to the AppCircus are FREE and open to any developer, Startup or company.
  •  Applicants must send one representative person to present the app live on stage.
  •  Apps are submitted through the platform.
  •  Registration and membership on appcircus are FREE!
  • members need to add the app to their profile before applying to an AppCircus.
  •  Each App can only present in one AppCircus, except if it receives a Runnerup Waiver.
  •  One app in each AppCircus will be nominated for the pool of apps from which the 20 finalists for the Mobile Premier Awards 2012 will be selected. 
  • The app with most votes after the nomination winner, will receive a “Runnerup Waiver”, which allows it to apply again to be selected at another AppCircus.
10.00am: Welcome and introductions
10.15am: First Act - Leading Platforms present
10.30am: 2nd Act - 10 Apps present with jury feedback
11.30am: Thanks and jury selection for Runnerup plus the winner.
11.40am: Networking and Winner announcement.
12.00am: Close