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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 top 26 entrepreneurs for 2021….

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…

What it takes to be a young female entrepreneur in Africa

by Melissa Mbazo-Ekpenyong, Deputy Director of the Anzisha Prize programme; and Belinda Munemo is the Founder & CEO of Reekworth According to the World Bank, Africa is the only region…

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…

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 future of work and the pivotal role of youth entrepreneurship in Africa

By Melissa Mbazo – Ekpenyong The “Future of Work” refers to changes occurring within current socio-economic; workplace and workforce systems, affecting both present and future functioning of these ecosystems. It…

How young entrepreneurs are unlocking finance in a harsh investment climate

By Lionel Tarumbwa The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) is set to create one of the world’s largest markets with 1.2-billion consumers and a total GDP of $2.5-trillion. It…

Re-purposing travel and event funding toward COVID-19 relief

By: Josh Adler I want to be clear — this is not a debate on whether conferencing, travel and events are the best ways for non-profits to spend money for…

New research points toward an investment in VERY YOUNG entrepreneurs to unlock peer-to-peer driven employment growth.

25 May 2020 – Investments in supporting successful transitions from school and university directly to entrepreneurship could unlock significant employment gains in Africa, this is according to a new research…

Anzisha Prize tackles COVID-19

By: Sisanda Ntshinga The coronavirus has brought with it a lot of uncertainty and has left us all feeling vulnerable. This is true even more so for young entrepreneurs who…

Here is a glimpse into the 2020 Anzisha Prize applications

Every year we open up our applications portal and receive hundreds of applications from very young entrepreneurs across the continent. Although it has been 10 years of celebrating Africa’s youngest…

Is the success of young African entrepreneurs up to government?

By: Dolapo Adeyanju A typical entrepreneurial journey is one not devoid of highs and lows, laced with a lot of ‘luck’, and an enabling environment bolstered by favourable policies. However,…

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