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Entries now open for Africa’s $75,000 youth entrepreneurship prize

Entries are now open for the Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s top young entrepreneurs. Over US$75,000 in cash prizes will be shared among 12 of the continent’s most exciting young social and business entrepreneurs.

Finding Africa’s top young entrepreneurs: Looking back on the 2014 Anzisha Prize

“To think of the Anzisha Prize as a once-a-year event would be an underestimate of the programme,” says Josh Adler, director of the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership at ALA.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

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

Five esteemed African entrepreneurs to judge the Anzisha Prize 2014 Finalists

Wendy Luhabe, Khanyi Dhlomo, Willy Mukiny Yav, Wanjiru Waweru Waithaka and Mohamed Nanabhay will decide which Anzisha finalists walks away with $75,000 in prizes.

$75,000 Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs announces 2014 finalists

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying from tourism, art and energy.

Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two 22-year-old entrepreneurs:Sam Kodo who started technology company Infinite Loop, and Koffi Akagla, founder of Super Energy, a maker of customised extension cords.

Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.

Anzisha Prize 2014 application data: Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in North and Central Africa?

Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or involved in renewable energy ventures. “We…

Past Anzisha Prize finalists urge young entrepreneurs to enter for 2014

Organisers of the Anzisha Prize recently held a series of events in Kenya that reunited Anzisha fellows from years past and urged young people to enter this year’s prize.

One week left to apply for the Anzisha Prize

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs have one more week to apply for the Anzisha Prize, the continent’s premier award for entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 years who have started and are actively running innovative social ventures or for-profit businesses with potential.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the continent’s youngest entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more severe.

Why apply for the Anzisha Prize? Past finalists share how they benefited

Applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs, are now open for 2014 and will be accepted until April 1.

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