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

Join us in the mission to create the best possible environment for very young entrepreneurs on the continent.

Meet the young entrepreneur behind Vmedkit, the Nigerian startup backed by Facebook

By Daniel Mpala At 22 years old, Nigerian Emmanuel Okon is one of a few African innovators whofounded a startup that’s gone on to get backing from Silicon Valley social…

Are you a young aspiring African entrepreneur? Try one of these programmes

By Daniel Mpala For Ghanaian tech entrepreneur Mohammed Sylla taking part in Stars From All Nations’ (SFAN)ReadyForWork programme has helped him make some important changes to his IT consultancy and web…

Quality of entrepreneurs in Anzisha Prize is up tenfold – program’s deputy director

By Daniel Mpala In its nine years the Anzisha Prize has improved in  scouting for top young entrepreneurs — and in so doing the program has seen a “tenfold” improvement in the…

Winning business awards helps provide traction, publicity for student entrepreneurs

By Daniel Mpala From gaining traction, publicity to getting new clients, the inaugural edition of South Africa’s EDHE National Entrepreneurship Intervarsity competition finals have given some of the winners a…

Looking to enter school or university business competitions? Try these

By Daniel Mpala For some experts, like ThreeArrows Impact Partner founder and partner Sawa Nakagawa, pitching competitions are a good way to gain experience presenting to investors. And as Rekindle Learning founder and chair…

Is Africa’s education curriculum too rigid to support young entrepreneurs?

By Daniel Mpala Is the education curriculum currently in use in schools across Africa too rigid to support aspirant young entrepreneurs? About 35 participants at an Anzisha Scenario workshop, which…

Here’s what SA’s top student entrepreneurs are planning for their startups in 2020

By Daniel Mpala As 2019 races to an end, most of us have started scheming what we want to do next year. A 2015 study by Brian McCann and Govert Vroom, which…

Are young Africans getting access to entrepreneurial training early enough?

By Daniel Mpala How soon after they start school should African youth be taught about entrepreneurship? Junior Achievement Africa CEO Elizabeth Bintliff (pictured above) says young Africans are not getting access to…

Award-winning teacher calls for curriculum revamp to prepare learners for business world

By Daniel Mpala African governments must make the way commerce subjects are taught at school more practical for learners — to better equip them for the world of business. So…

NYDA grant helped grow my sales by over 15% says entrepreneur

By Daniel Mpala Thanks to a R38 000 grant from the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) her company received last year, Nathi Lena has been able to grow sales at her…

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