Anzisha Effect

Read stories from the Anzisha Prize team and the ecosystem that supports and champions entrepreneurship of very young entrepreneurs across Africa.

Entrepreneur Stories

Meet the computer whizz from Togo who built his first robot at age seven

Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs for Africa.

Thinking like a CEO: Why a 19-year-old is winning the clean energy game in Kenya

Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur in 2014 is solving health problems with technology

“For me changing the world isn’t about creating a new phone that the whole world buys. For me it is just about bringing positive change to the local community.”

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

Nteff Alain (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a $25 000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.

What we learned at entrepreneurial boot camp

Today at African Leadership Academy, Anzisha Prize Finalists gained important insight on what it means to be a successful entrepreneurial leader. Here’s a recap of the concepts they explored.

Nigerian start-up Prepclass helping university hopefuls over final hurdle

Nigerian tech start-up Prepclass was launched just over a year ago and has already created a buzz. Co-founded by Chukwuwezam Obanor, Prepclass provides a database of study content to help prepare prospective university students for their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.

How this young entrepreneur built his township cycle tour business

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, entrepreneurial activity flourished as South Africans prepared to host an influx of sporting fans and tourists from around the world. One of these entrepreneurs was Jeffrey Mulaudzi.

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in by an orphanage and sponsored to go to school.

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