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The Hub of Economic Transformation | 2021 Top Empowerment Conference

The Anzisha Prize has partnered with TopCo, South Africa’s leader in business research, recognition and networking, for the upcoming Top Empowerment Conference taking place 14-15 July. The event is a high-impact, transformational virtual conference. Key topics covered will focus on accelerating the fundamentals of empowerment to boost SA’s bottom line, the importance of transformative ownership…

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Anzisha Fellow joins world’s biggest Start-up incubator Station F

By Dolapo Adeyanju Matina Razafimahefa, a 23-year-old Anzisha Fellow and the CEO of Sayna – an innovative EdTech venture in Madagascar-was selected for this year’s Station F incubator. Sayna sources, trains, and produces highly equipped young Africans in industry-specific digital skills.   With more than 30 programs and a huge investor community, Station F is the world’s biggest start-up incubator – which offers everything entrepreneurs need…

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How supporting Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs has built my resilience

Nhlawulo Shikwambane, former Anzisha Prize Coordinater, shares lessons she has learned from her time championing Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs. A little over two years ago, I walked into the doors of the Anzisha Prize and began my role as the program’s coordinator. Part of my role was to help advance Anzisha’s mission – to fundamentally and…

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Do peers make better investors for young entrepreneurs’ businesses?

By Dolapo Adeyanju It’s no secret that some businesses fail. It’s a bumpy ride that is often lonely and sometimes yields no results. Is this even more true for young entrepreneurs? Kevin Kibet – a 25-year-old social entrepreneur from Kenya and an Anzisha Prize fellow who is changing that narrative summarized his experience as a “roller coaster ride.” …

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How young people are reshaping entrepreneurship

Natalie Moyo joined the Anzisha team in early 2021. As a Portfolio Manager, she works closely with the young entrepreneurs in the fellowship. In this article, she reflects on what she has learned while coaching Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs.  Having recently joined the Anzisha Prize team, I have had to learn and unlearn a couple of things to effectively support our cohort of very young African…

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