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And across Africa we go for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Tour

Every year, when Anzisha Prize applications open, we hit the road to find Africa’s top youngest entrepreneurs during the Anzisha Prize Tour. The Anzisha Prize Tour helps us to find a diverse pool of applicants, through on the ground partnerships with organizations throughout Africa which also have a similar mission of reducing youth unemployment in…

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Incredible funding opportunities for young Africans

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history or having valuable assets to use for security are a challenge. The good news is there are organisations that offer funding opportunities to help rising stars shine. We believe that…

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Young Moroccan entrepreneur digitizes the road

Ten years ago, Moroccan entrepreneur Issam Darui started work as his bus-driver brother’s assistant. In the humming bus stations of the country’ cities, the then 13-year old Darui saw a gap in the public transport market, and the seeds for his company Lagare.ma were sown. Lagare.ma is Morocco’s first electronic bus station where the country’s growing…

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جائزة انزيشا للشباب الافريقي طلبات التقديم للجائزة لعام 2017

خمسة عشر ناشئاً من رواد الأعمال الشباب الأفارقة يسخرّون موهبتهم للعمل من أجل القارة ممثلو 14 دولة – منها مصر – يشاركون في جائزة أنزيشا، رئيس وزراء أفريقيا، البالغ قيمتها 100 ألف دولار أمريكي جائزة أنزيشا لعام 2017 للشباب من أصحاب المشاريع   أغسطس 2017 – تأهل 15 من رواد الأعمال الشباب الأفارقة من أكثر…

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Finalistas de 2017 selecionados!

A Academia Africana de Liderança e a Fundação MasterCard lançam hoje o convite para as candidaturas para o Prêmio Anzisha, prêmio de África para jovens empreendedores que estão deixando a sua marca no Mercado empresarial africano. Quinze dos negócios mais promissores de África e empreendedores socias com as idades de 15 e 22 têm a oportunidade de ganhar um premio de US $ 100.000, e receber serviços de consultoria de negócios em curso e conectar-se a uma rede global de líderes.

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Quinze jeunes entrepreneurs africains en devenir vont mettre leurs talents au service du continent.

L’African Leadership Academy et la Fondation MasterCard lancent aujourd’hui l’appel à candidatures 2017 pour le Prix Anzisha, le prix africain pour les jeunes entrepreneurs qui marquent le paysage entrepreneurial du continent. Les quinze entrepreneurs les plus talentueux dans le domaine des affaires ou dans le secteur social, âgés de 15 à 22 ans, ont l’opportunité de se partager la somme de 100 000 $, de bénéficier de services de consultants spécialisés et de faire partie du réseau mondial des leaders de ce monde.

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Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurs opens applications for 2017

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation today launched the 2017 call for applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s award for youth entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape. Fifteen of Africa’s most promising business and social entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, receive ongoing business consulting services, and connect to a global network of leaders.

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Why we love very young entrepreneurs in Africa

As we are about to open applications and embark on the 2017 Anzisha Prize tour in search for a cohort of amazing, successful very young entrepreneurs (VYEs) aged 15 to 22, we reflect on the top five reasons why we love these special entrepreneurs and why we think you should too. 2016 Grand Prize winner,…

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Paying yourself a salary as a small business owner: If your business requires your free labour, is it truly viable?

As a small business owner, you may have encountered difficulty in paying yourself a salary, or at the very least a steady and predictable salary. This is not an uncommon problem. Many struggle both with setting their salary at a particular level and with then consistently paying themselves that salary. You may set the salary level based on what philosophy you subscribe to. But paying yourself that salary consistently may need you to change how you think about your business financial management.

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Young woman seizes gap in logistics market, inspiring other talented entrepreneurial girls

Ifrah Arab, at only twenty years old, mastered the business of last mile distribution in a remote part of Northeastern Kenya. Essential items were not reaching people because of poor infrastructure and high prices, risking health and well being in vulnerable communities. Possessing a social conscience as well as entrepreneurial flair, Ms. Arab approached major…

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