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Our latest documetary The Quest

Every year, the Anzisha Prize team goes in search of Africa's hidden job creators and this year is no different. We are on a Quest to discover entrepreneurs who have overcome the odds and are impacting their community.

The Quest is a 4-part documentary that will give you an inside look at the selection process and introduce you to our applicants. At the end of the series, we will announce our Top 26 who will join the fellowship program and stand a chance to win their share of 100 00USD in cash prizes.

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The Anzisha Prize Program is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation that seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of very young job generative entrepreneurs in Africa.


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Meet our Entrepreneurs

Every year, we select Africa's youngest entrepreneurs who are running successful businesses and going against the grain. Read some of their stories below and be inspired by very young business owners who are examples of the future of work on the continent.

Meet the Very Young Entrepreneurs Who are Reshaping the Future of Employment

Over the past ten years, in partnership with ALA and Mastercard Foundation, we have sought to build an ecosystem that drives entrepreneurship and economic growth through young people. In this pursuit, we’ve just completed an exciting piece of work that reflects on the lessons we have learned from supporting 142 very young entrepreneurs building businesses across Africa since 2010. These businesses have created over 2,500 jobs - with 60% of these going to peers under 25 years old.


Applications open

17 February

Applications close

30 March

Evaluation of applications

Due diligence

30 July

Finalists announced


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