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Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two 22-year-old entrepreneurs:Sam Kodo who started technology company Infinite Loop, and Koffi Akagla, founder of Super Energy, a maker of customised extension cords.

Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.

Anzisha Prize 2014 application data: Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in North and Central Africa?

Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or involved in renewable energy ventures. “We…

Past Anzisha Prize finalists urge young entrepreneurs to enter for 2014

Organisers of the Anzisha Prize recently held a series of events in Kenya that reunited Anzisha fellows from years past and urged young people to enter this year’s prize.

One week left to apply for the Anzisha Prize

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs have one more week to apply for the Anzisha Prize, the continent’s premier award for entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 years who have started and are actively running innovative social ventures or for-profit businesses with potential.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the continent’s youngest entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more severe.

Why apply for the Anzisha Prize? Past finalists share how they benefited

Applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs, are now open for 2014 and will be accepted until April 1.

Two weeks in – 72 applications strong!

Two weeks after the 2014 Anzisha Prize search launched, we’ve received 72 applications! Countries leading the charge: – Nigeria (21) – Kenya (18) – South Africa (8) – Uganda (8)…

Welcome to our new country partners!

The Anzisha Prize team would like to welcome 7 more country partners that are joining us in our effort to find, celebrate, and support Africa’s best young entrepreneurs.  Welcome to Congo…

The Anzisha Prize team grows stronger with 4 new country partners!

Four new countries partners have joined us in promoting the Anzisha Prize to amazing young entrepreneurs in their countries! Welcome to AIESEC South Africa, FAWE Zimbabwe, Junior Achievement South Africa,…

Arabic and French versions of the website and application forms coming soon!

The English language version of the 2014 Anzisha Prize website and application forms are now available!  The French and Arabic language versions will be available later this week – check…


ANZISHA PRIZE PARTNERS WITH YOUTH NGO’s TO FIND AFRICA’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Entries Now Open for $75,000 Youth Entrepreneurship Prize  Johannesburg, South Africa (10 February 2014) – Entries are now…

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