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‘Entrepreneurship can come out of necessity or innovation’ – Kolawole Olajide

Originally appeared in The Africa Report Entrepreneurship is gaining more traction across the African continent as more and more youth are looking to start their own business.  Kolawole Olajide is the…

Smart farming: These apps bring agriculture to the forefront of technology

By: Sisanda Ntshinga Although farming plays such a crucial part in the African economy, it has not been an easily accessible space for consumers or those in the retail space…

Can educators influence entrepreneurship amongst young people?

By: Sisanda Ntshinga Emmanuel Ekeesit (29) is a teacher from Jinja in Uganda and has been teaching English and Literature to seniors in Secondary School for two years. As someone…

Ishimwe gives hope to refugees

Originally appeared in Daily Monitor After losing her father at a young age, Vanessa Ishimwe had to come to terms with growing up in Kyaka II refugee resettlement camp together…

Anzisha Prize Hall of Fame highlights ten successful Africans who embraced entrepreneurship at an early age

Meet the African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship are inspirational pathways for future entrepreneurs. Johannesburg, South Africa – The Anzisha Prize, a partnership with African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation,…

Innovation hubs in universities powering Africa’s young entrepreneurial ecosystems

By Lionel Tarumbwa According to the Accra-based African Center for Economic Transformation, a policy think tank, almost 50% of current university graduates in Africa do not get jobs. African governments…

Pandemic defines a new direction for pitch competitions in Africa

By Dolapo Adeyanju “Virtual means borderless and this gives us a golden opportunity to unite the world of start-ups in online travel” – Siew Hoon, founder of WiT Start-up Pitch…

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…

Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

By Dolapo Adeyanju In 2019, Anzisha Prize joined other notable delegates across the globe in Sham El Sheik, Egypt for the African Economic Conference on “Jobs, Entrepreneurship and Capacity Development…

How young African female entrepreneurs are defying the odds

By Lionel Tarumbwa Businesses started by very young women are likely to start from a lower base than those started by their male counterparts. However, Africa’s very young women are…

Nigerian start-up and Anzisha Fellow develops app to track Covid-19 cases in Nigeria

By: Dolapo Adeyanju During these challenging times, where there is generally a lot of misinformation and information asymmetry around COVID-19 issues, the tech world has become a reputable solution ground to…

This entrepreneur shows how young business owners can make a difference in their communities and inspire others to do the same

By: Sisanda Ntshinga Growing up Bulelani Njobe spent a lot of time with his grandmother who owned a store in Langa township in Cape Town, and that was his first…

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