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Celebrating its tenth year, the Anzisha Prize awards its top honour to 21-year-old Egyptian entrepreneur

Johannesburg, South Africa – insert date of distribution – With a pool of talented finalists from more than 15 African countries, the 2020 Anzisha Prize – the premier award for Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs – goes to Alaa Moatamed, a  young female entrepreneur whose venture provides business owners with an affordable and convenient delivery service for…

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Celebrate 10 years of the Anzisha Prize on October 27th

Join us as we announce this year’s Anzisha Prize winners while looking back at the last ten years and re-imagining the future of supporting very young entrepreneurs in Africa Register today and see who will win the 2020 Anzisha Prize: anzisha.org/top20 By: Sisanda Ntshinga Over the last ten years, the Anzisha Prize has seen over…

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5 lessons learnt from supporting very young entrepreneurs

(Previous Anzisha Managers’ perspectives) By: Dolapo Adeyanju Young entrepreneurs’ journeys are shaped by many interrelated factors, one of which includes working closely with program managers, educators, and investors.  While investors provide finance, managers and educators provide guidance to the beneficiaries of entrepreneurship programs – who have been entrusted with valuable resources –to help them build…

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What makes the 2020 Anzisha finalists special?

By: Lionel Tarumbwa In light of the pandemic, it has become apparent that the world needs businesses that are community-focused and agile.  The makeup of the top 20 finalists this year is made up of young entrepreneurs who are not only addressing some of the most pressing needs in Africa today but are also creating…

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Anzisha Top 20: Inside the Selection Process and the Pandemic Effect

By: Lionel Tarumbwa The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on how business and organisations operate. This year’s Anzisha Top 20 selection process was no exception to the disruption of Covid-19. In light of the lockdown being enforced and the travel restrictions that were imposed, the Anzisha Prize team reimagined how the selection of Africa’s…

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The Innovative Side of Agriculture: How young African Entrepreneurs are Reinventing Farming

By: Dolapo Adeyanju Africa is currently experiencing a surge in digital technologies and services across many sectors. As this digital revolution forges ahead, with radical changes observed in production, processing, and distribution channels, the agricultural sector has refused to take the back seat, integrating digital technology into all its operations and ensuring value chain actors…

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Is Agripreneurship only meant for men?

By: Dolapo Adeyanju Working in the agricultural sector is quite challenging. The tedious nature of the work coupled with limited policy and institutional support has led many to snub a career in the sector.  But, what happens when a young woman in her prime decides to join this challenging and stereotypically male-dominated sector? Nigerian entrepreneur…

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Anzisha Prize launches mini-documentary series to enable educators around the world to share African entrepreneurship success stories

Educators can now share the journeys of very young African entrepreneurs in the #ItStartsWithYou series that highlights key moments that led to their success 26 August 2020 – Today sees the launch of a new mini documentary and case study series about very young African entrepreneurs designed to enable high school and university educators to…

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10 Ways to Encourage Very Young People To be Entrepreneurs

By: Lionel Tarumbwa Young people can be encouraged and inspired towards entrepreneurship the same way they have been traditionally inspired towards careers such as engineering, medicine or accounting. With a growing young population and high unemployment, it is important to encourage more young people to take entrepreneurship as a career to fully harness Africa’s demographic…

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