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Celebrating very young entrepreneurs: Stories from the frontlines

By Didi Onwu Didi Onwu is the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Associate for The Anzisha Prize. For the past three years, she has been at the forefront of leading storytelling campaigns celebrating young African entrepreneurs and has positioned them as protagonists in their success.  It is getting easier to tell stories of young African entrepreneurs,…

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FarmTime secures $50,000 through new revenue-linked matching fund

PRESS RELEASE – FarmTime Company Ltd, an exciting new entrant to the organic fertilizer market in Tanzania, has secured funding through a debt instrument designed to incentivize investors to back younger entrepreneurs. The $50,000 round was led by Umsizi Fund, which triggered a guaranteed match from the Young Entrepreneurs Fund (YEF). The company recycles and…

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Breaking down funding barriers for young entrepreneurs

By Matilda Dibakwane. Matilda is the current Chief of Staff for the Anzisha Prize and spearheads the Young Entrepreneurs Fund. She reflects on the impact has had on Anzisha fellows since its launch. FACT: Access to finance is difficult for any entrepreneur. It is particularly difficult if you are very young, with deep credibility and trust factors…

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Think Like a Parent, Act Like a Coach

Nolizwe Mhlaba leads the Anzisha Prize’s work to support the individuals who are likely to wield the most influence over young people’s decisions to pursue entrepreneurship: teachers and parents. In this article, Nolizwe reflects on why parents should care about entrepreneurship. In our ten-year reflection, Unlocking Africa’s Hidden Job Creators, we reiterated our belief that entrepreneurship…

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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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