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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…

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…

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…

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…

Rediscovering your entrepreneurial spirit during a crisis

By Lionel Tarumbwa History has proved that periods of crisis are great breeding grounds for innovation and developments that propel our society ahead. The current pandemic has presented an opportunity…

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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