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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. Join us on October 27th at 5pm CAT (GMT+2) to find out who wins !

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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 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. Join us on October 27th 5pm CAT (GMT+2) to find out who wins!

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This year, the Prize celerates its 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 link below to watch the show at 5pm CAT (GMT+2)

Read below about our Top 20 Finalists from across Africa

Vote for the Viewers Choice award and choose your favourite entrepreneur who is young (15 - 22 years old), African and showing us that young people are changing the world.

Register for the 2020 Anzisha Prize Virtual Conference to see who will win a no-strings-attached $25 000 Grand Prize to grow their business.

Click on the link below to watch the show at 5pm CAT (GMT+2)

Read below about our Top 20 Finalists from across Africa

Vote for the Viewers Choice award and choose your favourite entrepreneur who is young (15 - 22 years old), African and showing us that young people are changing the world.

Register for the 2020 Anzisha Prize Virtual Conference to see who will win a no-strings-attached $25 000 Grand Prize to grow their business.

Meet this year's Top 20 entrepreneurs

These young entrepreneurs aged between 15-22, are actively running impactful social ventures or for-profit businesses. Competing from over 16 countries, read their profiles to find out who stands a chance to win $25 000!

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Meet this year's Top 20 entrepreneurs

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.

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Mustapha Zeroual, 22

Morocco

Founded IA4YOU in 2019  and has created jobs for 4 full-time, 7 part-time employees

Sector: Information Technology

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Aseitu Olivia Kipo, 22

Ghana

Founded Kobaa-Ok in 2019 and has created jobs for 8 full-time and 8 part-time employees

Sector: Agriculture Sector

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Omonlola Aniambossou, 21

Benin

Founded Abiathar Services in 2018 and has created jobs for 2 full-time, 2 part-time employees

Sector: Energy 

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Ian Khonje, 20

Malawi

Founded IKFP in 2018 and has created jobs for 3 full-time, 5 part-time employees. 

Sector: Manufacturing 

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Mohamed Bah, 22

Sierra Leone

Founded IFA in 2018 and has created jobs for 3 full-time and 6 part-time employees 

Sector: Environment

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Benjamin Mushayija Gisa, 21

Rwanda

Founded Kaso in 2019 and has created jobs for 2 full-time and 23 part-time employees 

Sector: Manufacturing 

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Joshua Adabie Armah, 22

Ghana

Founded PopKing Ghana in 2018 and has created 2 full-time jobs for employees

Sector: Consumer Products

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Adjei Nyamekye, 17

Ghana

Founded Emergency LED in 2018 and has created jobs for 5 full-time and 5 part-time employees

Sector:
Energy

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Wilfred Chege, 20

Kenya

Founded Shulemall in 2018 and has created jobs for 4 full-time and 2 part-time employees  

Sector: Retail

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Abdelouahab Toukkart, 22

Morocco

Founded Isla Pack in 2018 and has created jobs for 6 full-time and 3 part-time employees 

Sector: Manufacturing

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Mahlatse Matlakana, 22

South Africa

Founded Wozilex in 2017 and has created jobs for  6 full-time employees

Sector: Agriculture 

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Abdul Dumbuya, 21

Sierra Leone

Founded EPHGP in 2017 and has created jobs for 14 full-time and 24 part-time employees  

Sector: Agriculture 

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Saly Sarr, 22

Senegal

Founded SallyMaa in 2017 and has created jobs for 4 full-time and 2 part-time employees  

Sector:
Fashion

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Frida Nenembou , 20

Cameroon

Founded Supreme Sparkle in 2018 and has created jobs for 2 full-time and 6 part-time employees 

Sector:
Fashion.

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Jonathan Paul Katumba, 22

Uganda

Founded Minute5 in 2019 and has created jobs for 3 full-time and 3 part-time employees

Sector:
Consumer products.

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Alaa Moatamed, 21

Egypt

Founded Presto in 2019 and has created jobs for 11 full-time employees 

Sector:
Retail

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Hamidu Ssonka Biha, 22

Uganda

Founded Biha Eco Venture in 2018 and has created jobs for  8 full-time and 10 part-time employees 

Sector:
Manufacturing

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David Denis, 22

Tanzania

Founded Cutoff Recycle in 2018 and has created jobs for 5 full-time and 12 part-time employees 

Sector:
Environmental

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Matina Razafimahefa, 22

Madagascar

Founded Sayna in 2019 and has created jobs for 3 full-time and 1 part-time employee

Sector:
Education

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Ijeje Hephzibah, 20

Nigeria

Founded Recyclift in 2019 and has created jobs for 5 full-time and 1 part-time employee 

Sector:
Environmental