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

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...

Access To Land, Prejudice And Poverty: Hurdles That 22-year-old Agripreneur Masello Mokhoro Is Conquering

While her peers were being carefree, a young Masello Mokhoro had already adopted the mindset of an entrepreneur. From selling soap with her grandmother...

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...

Press Release: Top 26 young entrepreneurs in Africa selected for new three-year Anzisha Prize fellowships

 Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs are soldiering on in the face of the pandemic Johannesburg, South Africa, 20 October 2021 – The Anzisha Prize has revealed their...

Introducing The Quest: Watch as the Anzisha Prize discovers Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs

Nine countries. 50 entrepreneurs. All vying for an opportunity to become part of the 2021 Anzisha Prize fellowship program. Who will be chosen? Only...

Anzisha Fellow joins world’s biggest Start-up incubator Station F

By Dolapo Adeyanju Matina Razafimahefa, a 23-year-old Anzisha Fellow and the CEO of Sayna – an innovative EdTech venture in Madagascar-was selected for this year’s Station F incubator. Sayna sources, trains, and produces highly equipped...

Do peers make better investors for young entrepreneurs’ businesses?

By Dolapo Adeyanju It’s no secret that some businesses fail. It’s a bumpy ride that is often lonely and sometimes yields no results. Is this...

Encouraging very young entrepreneurs to use the strength of their weak ties

By Tanya Mutepfa ( Young Entrepreneur Portfolio Manager at The Anzisha Prize) Seven years ago, I came across a book that in my opinion shaped...

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