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Everyone agrees that entrepreneurship can create jobs

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Everyone agrees that entrepreneurship can create jobs

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But

not enough resources are provided to young African entrepreneurs.

The Anzisha Prize has responded to this gap in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

It offers Very Young Entrepreneurs (VYEs) across Africa seed funding and comprehensive business and individual support to enable them to thrive as business owners.

As the prize celebrates its success, we would like to introduce the 2020 Anzisha Prize finalists who are running businesses in their countries, employing their peers and paving the way for others to do the same.

We received over 1200 applications from across the continent, followed by due diligence visits to 50 shortlisted hopefuls to find our Top 20. Watch our 2020 Awards Show to find out who won!

But

not enough resources are provided to young African entrepreneurs.

The Anzisha Prize has responded to this gap in the entrepreneurship ecosystem by offering Very Young Entrepreneurs (VYEs) across Africa seed funding and comprehensive business and individual support to enable them to thrive as business owners.

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This year

As the Prize celebrates its success, we would like to introduce the 2020 Anzisha Prize finalists who are running businesses in their countries, employing their peers and paving the way for others to do the same.

We received over 1200 applications from across the continent, followed by due diligence visits to 50 shortlisted hopefuls to find our Top 20. Watch our 2020 Awards Show to find out who won!

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The Anzisha Prize's success over the past 10 years

122

amazing
VYEs selected

2 200

jobs created
by VYEs

$7 000 000+

raised in grants
& investments

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Over the past 10 years

122

amazing
VYEs selected

2 200

jobs created
by VYEs

$7 000 000+

raised in grants
& investments

Click on the video below to watch the 2020 Anzisha Awards Show

Watch as we look back on the celebration of this year's Top 20 Finalists and see who won a no-strings-attached $25 000 Grand Prize to grow their business.

Register for the Anzisha Prize documentary and watch how these young entrepreneurs (15 - 22 years old) are changing the world.

Nominate a young entrepreneur and they could be selected as one of the Anzisha Finalists for 2021. They could also stand a chance to win $25 000 to invest in their business.

Click on the video below to watch the 2020 Anzisha Awards Show

Watch as we look back on the celebration of this year's Top 20 Finalists and see who won a no-strings-attached $25 000 Grand Prize to grow their business.

Register for the Anzisha Prize documentary and watch how these young entrepreneurs (15 - 22 years old) are changing the world.

Nominate a young entrepreneur and they could be selected as one of the Anzisha Finalists for 2021.

Celebrate this year's Top 20 entrepreneurs

The top 20 Anzisha Prize entrepreneurs aged between 15-22, are actively running impactful social ventures or for-profit businesses.  Watch the videos below to see how the entrepreneurs from over 16 countries were celebrated and who won $25 000! You can register to watch the Anzisha Prize documentary to watch their journey to success.

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Celebrate this year's Top 20 entrepreneurs

The top 20 Anzisha Prize entrepreneurs aged between 15-22, are actively running impactful social ventures or for-profit businesses.  Watch the videos below to see how the entrepreneurs from over 16 countries were celebrated and who won $25 000! You can register to watch the Anzisha Prize documentary to watch their journey to success.

Reflections on the last ten years from the Anzsiha Prize team

Anzisha Prize 2020 winner's announcement

Anzisha Prize 2020 Finalists reactions to being selected for the programme

Reflections on the last ten years from the Anzsiha Prize Fellows

Keynote speech by Reeta Roy from Mastercard Foundation

Performance by African Leadership Academy student, Selima Terras

Opening speech by Josh Adler, Anzisha Prize Executive Director

Performance by musical guest, Morning Dew

Second performance by African Leadership Academy student, Selima Terras

Closing speech by Melissa Mbazo, Anzisha Prize Deputy Director