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2016: Anzisha Magazine Issue 3

In 2016 we launched the third of the Anzisha Magazine that is geared towards young entrepreneurs. This issue includes tips for entrepreneurs ranging from productivity hacks, business outfits and the list goes on. Download the magazine if you would like to read through fun and engaging articles on how to start and sustain your own business. This magazine also includes quizzes and games!

2015: Anzisha Magazine Issue 2

This magazine issue focuses on the transformation of the Anzisha Prize from a prize to a program. It also includes a spotlight on some of our fellows and explores the new YES-U program designed to reach many youth entrepreneurs.

2014: Anzisha Magazine Issue 1

In November 2014, we published our first issue of the #AnzishaEffect magazine. This edition celebrates our first four years of the Anzisha Prize, and has information on all our 45 Anzisha Fellows. You can also hear all about our plans for the future – onward to 2020!

How Ecosystem Builders Can Best Help Entrepreneurs Succeed: Village Capital

In 2016 Village Capital launched Vilcap Communities, a 26-city pilot to license their curriculum and investment model to accelerators, incubators and investors around the globe. This report compiles lessons learned,…

Agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha grand prize for African youth entrepreneurship

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Judging Panel for 2016

The Anzisha Prize is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2016 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The Anzisha Prize has invited a…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by young change makers across all…

2016 Finalists for Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award, Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25th AUGUST 2016 African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize….

Anzisha Prize Introduces a New Category to Honour Drivers of African Youth Entrepreneurship in Media

After five years of celebrating youth entrepreneurs across Africa, the Anzisha Prize is adding a category to honour young media professionals devoted to telling the stories of Africa’s youth entrepreneurs….

North Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping for a share of $100,000

While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

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