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The Anzisha Prize platform is for for experts to share what works in entrepreneurship education and support across africa. 

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5 young leaders impacting over 12000* lives

The power of one  22-year-old Vanessa Ishimwe is the only one in her family to have completed high school. She did not understand why her family had to leave her…

Global Speakers Circuit: Thato Kgatlhanye serves as panelist for the Oxford Africa Conference

From May 18 to May 20, 2017 Thato Kgatlhanye had the opportunity to travel to London for the Oxford Africa Conference sponsored by her Anzisha Fellowship. Below, Thato shares her…

How 25 year old co-founder of PrepClass secured a third of a million USD

Earlier this May, 25 year old Chukwuwezam Obanor, 2014 Anzisha Fellow and co- founder of PrepClass.ng notified us of his latest selection into the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund. Selection…

Mozambican Construction Sector Entrepreneur Shares His Story

Faustino Quissico, a 22 year old Mozambican construction industry extraordinaire, tells us his story. “From the age of 12 the entrepreneurial spirit took over me and I started helping my…

Ivorienne Entrepreneur’s Triumph and Innovations in Agriculture

N’Guessan Koffi Jacques Olivier, who was born to a farming family in Dabouyo, Ivory Coast, has a naturally strong love of the soil. He has a knack for achieving rich…

Entrepreneur’s Triumphs and Innovations in Agriculture

N’Guessan Koffi Jacques Olivier, who was born to a farming family in Dabouyo, Ivory Coast, has a naturally strong love of the soil. He has a knack for achieving rich…

Senegalese Woman Entrepreneur Transforms Trash to Treasure

Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that climate change has been created by mankind. Unfortunately, the poor global south, including Africa, will bear the brunt of the climate change effects, notably political and…

Anzisha Applications Insights: Who Applied for Anzisha Prize 2017?

This year the Anzisha Prize received a record number of applications from across the content. Applications increased from 550 in 2016 to 831 this year. The infogrphic below tells us…

Anzisha Prize 2016 winner sees business grow over four-fold just months after winning the prize

Last year, the Anzisha Prize judges ploughed through 550 promising applications from 32 African countries to shortlist 12 finalists, and then to crown the ultimate winner of Africa’s prestigious youth…

Rockstar entrepreneur Karidas Tshintsholo: from wire cars to SA textiles

Karidas Tshintsholo, like most other four year olds, halted what he was doing as soon as he heard the distant and jarring jingle of the ice-cream truck. He and his…

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