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Prize Tour

About the Prize Tour

The Anzisha Prize Tour is a series of events that are hosted by the Anzisha Prize team across the continent. The Anzisha Prize Tour is a great opportunity to meet potential young entrepreneurs. It is also an opportunity to share stories of successful young entrepreneurs and the various challenges that they have faced.

The Anzisha Prize tour speaks to our theory of change, as it is our belief that if young Africans hear powerful, relevant stories of other young people their age finding success through entrepreneurial activity, that they will be inspired to start their own businesses and rapidly build the African entrepreneurial economy.



In 2019, the Anzisha Tour has visited: Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia and will visit Tunisia, Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, DRC, Ghana, Cameroon, Mali and Nigeria.



Kampala, Uganda

We travelled to Uganda to host a Prize Tour event for young aspiring and inspiring entrepreneurs to engage in conversations surrounding the successes and challenges of entrepreneurship in the country. We were joined by past Anzisha fellows: Daniel Mukisa, Noah Walakira, Joan Nalubega, Vanessa Ishimwe, Kisseka Samson and Ignatius who regaled the audiences with their journeys about life after Anzisha. Included in the tour was a stop at the Butiki Boys College, Jinja where students from the ages of 15-18 had the chance to explore entrepreneurship through the lens of an old boy and Anzisha fellow, Daniel Mukisa.

Partners: Innovation Village, Butiki Boys College

Addis Abba, Ethiopia

The AnzishaPrize storytelling session was held at the innovation hub, iceaddis. The storytelling session had 3 young Ethiopian entrepreneurs, from various sectors, share their journeys as entrepreneurs. This added an exciting personal element as attendees had a chance to ask questions and interact with the panellists.

Partners: iceaddis, Addis Ababa University


In 2018, we visited: Nigeria, Benin, Madagascar, Egypt, Senegal where we had the opportunity to not only meet exciting young entrepreneurs but to also understand the climates in which the operate.



Lagos, Nigeria

The Anzisha   Prize tour storytelling session in Lagos was held at the University of Lagos.  At the event, interviews were held with Obanor Chukwuwezam- founder of prep class and two other speakers who were   interviewed about their entrepreneurial journey.   Following the interviews, Mr Tonje delivered a storytelling session on his own entrepreneurial journey and discussed the Anzisha Prize and how students could be a part of it by building impactful enterprises and applying for the program.

Partners: University of Lagos

Abuja, Nigeria

The Anzisha Prize storytelling session at Bingham University was well attended with representation from the staff and student body of the university in attendance.   The event began with an interview between Tonje and Anzisha Prize fellow, founder of Slatecube Chris Kekowe. Mr Kekowe detailed his journey from being a young naïve entrepreneur to becoming an Anzisha fellow featured on the Forbes 30 under 30.

Partners: Bingham University


2017 was the year we explored entrepreneurial landscapes in Botswana, Tunisia, Liberia.



Tunis, Tunisia

The tour kicked off at AMIDEast, a  leading American non-profit organization engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Guests were introduced to the BUILD model and were excited about making a difference in their communities.

Read more about the tour.

Partners: AMIDEast, Cogite Tunisia, Start Up Haus Tunis,

Monrovia, Liberia

The Anzisha team travelled to Liberia, with the intention of finding young entrepreneurs to apply for the Prize. Since the inception of the prize, applications from Liberia have been few and far between. We were eager to immerse ourselves in the Liberian entrepreneurial culture and share the Anzisha Prize opportunity with young Liberians.

Read more about the tour.

Partners:  SMART Liberia, the Business Startup Centre

Gaborone, Botswana

Led by Mmabatho Motsamai, a young entrepreneur who founded Afrolutionist, an online blog and Naledi Mosweu, an Anzisha Fellow the Anzisha Tour was an introduction to the landscape of entrepreneurial Botswana. An entrepreneurship workshop was held at Botho University for young entrepreneurs whose enthusiasm was felt. Ideas that emanated from the ideation session included construction businesses and businesses aiding bling learners in schools through different tools.

Read more about the tour.

Partners: Botswana Innovation Hub, Afrolutionist, Global Business Labs

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