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What the military teaches us about training entrepreneurs

Boot camps have their history rooted in the military where, from the 1900s, countries at war sought effective and efficient ways to train up their civilians into soldiers. This has become a sort of art, with each country’s military designing programmes that would ultimately ‘create’ the type of soldier they seek to have fighting on…

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Anzisha Prize to Ecosystem: Fight Bias Against Women in Business to Encourage Female Participation in Entrepreneurship

Meet Ifrah Arab, 20 from Kenya, founder of SuperMom, a last-mile distribution company which employs women and makes sustainable products easily accessible to them in rural communities.  Also just as incredible is Vanessa Zommi, 22 from Cameroon, founder of Afya Tea, a venture which seeks to lower the diabetes rate throughout Africa by creating affordable…

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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!

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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.

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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!

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Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016

The Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 provides a snapshot into the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. It focuses on five areas of operating a business, namely (1) Growth, (2) Sales and marketing, (3) Human resources, (4) Funding and (5) Support. It is intended that stakeholders such as policy makers, support organisations, and entrepreneurs themselves will benefit from these insights. Download it for free!

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BUILD-in-a-Box Report: A Replicable Model for Youth-led Learning

African Leadership Academy (ALA) aims to create a pipeline of leaders for Africa through entrepreneurial leadership. ALA students undergo a two-year educational program that trains them to create workable models to capture opportunities and develop solutions to problems in their communities. Read about how they make this happen.

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Five Tips to Get Your Venture Ready to Apply for Anzisha Prize 2017

Anzisha Prize applications will be opining soon, on the 15th of February. You might be worried that your venture is not yet ready, but there is so much you can do right away to prepare to apply for the Prize. Your venture could be a few tweaks away from taking the grand prize. Here are some tips for things you could focus on right away to get you ready.

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Why Not Entrepreneurship?

The Choices Made by a Young African Farmer After my recent participation as a Top 12 finalist in the Anzisha Prize, many people have asked why you are so interested in entrepreneurship despite your chosen career in medicine. I’m going to try to answer that question in a series of reflections. Understanding my purpose has…

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