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10 Highlights from the 2018 Year in Entrepreneurship

The Editor, Sihle Magubane, shares some of his highlights in the world of entrepreneurship in 2018.     1. African Leadership Academy shares its inaugural Learning Brief on Entrepreneurship Education   African Leadership Academy shared some emerging thinking on very young entrepreneurs which has been gathered over 10 years. My personal highlight was some of…

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Effective Entrepreneurship Education: A Case Study from 10 years of African Leadership Group

by Ryan Findley & Josh Adler  African Leadership Group (ALG) is a globally referenced pioneer in experiential education. In its short 10 years, it has established one of the world’s most important secondary school (pre-university) programs through African Leadership Academy  (South Africa), and has since expanded to two African LeadershipUniversity campuses (Mauritius, Rwanda) and a…

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Developing an Entrepreneurial Culture: Who is Responsible?

Over the past 40 years, the global narrative and outlook on Africa’s potential for economic growth have dramatically changed. Historically, countries in post-independent Africa encountered a range of internal struggles that limited the prospects of creating conducive and stable environments that propelled their citizens towards prosperity. All this sustained a view of a compromised Africa.…

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Fostering Productive Entrepreneurial Communities: From the Very Young Entrepreneur Lens

What support interventions works best to scale job-generative enterprises? This is a perennial question that few have attempted to solve conclusively- which is understandable because there is no easy way to resolve this question. Endeavor Insight and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have provided critical insights into a sub-section of entrepreneurship activity through their…

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Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2017/18 Report

Now in it’s 19th year, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor tracks rates of entrepreneurship across multiple phases of entrepreneurial activity. The region with the highest proportion of entrepreneurs expecting medium to high job creation(6 or more jobs in5 years) opportunities is North America (29.5%). The United States, in particular, stands out with 38.6% of entrepreneurs expecting…

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Anzisha Startup Idea Matrix 2.0

It may be the case that your child or learners have expressed a desire to explore entrepreneurship, but face one problem: They haven’t yet found an idea that they are very excited to work on for a considerable number of years. This may be due to a number of potential issues- including lack of exposure to…

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5 young leaders impacting over 12000* lives

The power of one  22-year-old Vanessa Ishimwe is the only one in her family to have completed high school. She did not understand why her family had to leave her home country for the refugee camp she now calls home: the Kyaka 2 camp in Uganda. The harsh realities of her own circumstances and those…

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Creating Shared Value is a Leadership Imperative

Three lessons on Shared Value from the African Leadership Academy Africa Shared Value Summit Pre-Event Dinner with Prof. Mark Kramer of Harvard Business School. The attendees included Anzisha Prize Fellows, African Leadership Academy Alumni, and Shift Social Development representatives. The conversation aimed to unpack the concept of “Creating Shared Value” in the context of doing…

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How My Parents Enabled My Entrepreneurial Journey

by Thokoza Mjo, Founder, Beyond the Lemonade Stand My entrepreneurial journey began a while ago. I perhaps did not see it that way at the time. When I was in high school, I was at boarding school, and part of the school policy was that we can’t sell anything to other students because we couldn’t…

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What Parents Should Know About Young Entrepreneurship

by Danie Jacobs. Parents should focus on enhancing the entrepreneurial mindset in their children — a skill that is increasingly important as young people must become less dependent on the formal job market and fend more and more for themselves in a crowded, harsh world, and as the freelance economy grows.   To be clear,…

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