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The #AnzishaEffect

Key to our work is to share stories of very young entrepreneurs, their community of supporters and how they are transforming the future. This is now known as the #AnzishaEffect. We publish a monthly email newsletter along with this blog and other publications that track this journey.

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How to get away with Digital Marketing for very young entrepreneur campaigns

By Suzan Kibirige Suzan Kibirige is the Growth and Campaigns Associate at the Anzisha Prize. She heads the selection process of finding the very young entrepreneurs to join the venture…

Q&A: Eneyi Oshi is Transforming Agriculture through Innovative Infrastructure and Digitization

The enthusiastic young entrepreneur at the intersection of agriculture and technology (Agri-Tech) whose mission is to increase food security by providing equal market access to both farmers and consumers. By…

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 the forefront of leading storytelling…

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 to sweets and snacks at primary…

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 designed to incentivize investors to back…

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…

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 26 will make it. This is…

Think Like a Parent, Act Like a Coach

Nolizwe Mhlaba leads the Anzisha Prize’s work to support the individuals who are likely to wield the most influence over young people’s decisions to pursue entrepreneurship: teachers and parents. In…

The Anzisha Scenario – A future where students of high potential choose entrepreneurship as a career

The term “4th Industrial Revolution” has come to embody the conversation around the future of supply-side of the jobs debate -skills and education. We hope to drive new research, discussion and policy around the demand-side of employment by deeply exploring entrepreneurship as a career -particularly for students of high potential.

The Hub of Economic Transformation | 2021 Top Empowerment Conference

The Anzisha Prize has partnered with TopCo, South Africa’s leader in business research, recognition and networking, for the upcoming Top Empowerment Conference taking place 14-15 July. The event is a…

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 young Africans in industry-specific digital…

How supporting Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs has built my resilience

Nhlawulo Shikwambane, former Anzisha Prize Coordinater, shares lessons she has learned from her time championing Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs. A little over two years ago, I walked into the doors of…

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 even more true for young…

How young people are reshaping entrepreneurship

Natalie Moyo joined the Anzisha team in early 2021. As a Portfolio Manager, she works closely with the young entrepreneurs in the fellowship. In this article, she reflects on what she has learned while coaching Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs. …

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 my former years and changed…

Doing business with friends: Does it work?

Here’s how young African entrepreneurs are solving youth unemployment with their peers. By Lionel Tarumbwa A lot has been said in the past about entrepreneurs and relationships, particularly starting a…

Young African Changemakers Tackling Joblessness In Africa

Article originally appears on Africa.com Sub-Saharan Africa is a region of the world confronted with both high unemployment and underemployment, issues that prohibit the move from poverty into wealth. These…

Prioritizing connectedness and curriculum with young entrepreneurs

By Thokoza Mjo (Program Lead at The Anzisha Prize) Over 10 years ago, we started the Anzisha Prize by recognising that Africa’s future will be shaped by young people who…

Sustainable SMMEs key to Africa’s economic revival

Five important things young entrepreneurs must know to attain business sustainability Many entrepreneurs, especially those who are young and inexperienced, have very little understanding of the concept of sustainability in…

New Report suggests the creation of 1M job opportunities by 2030 on the horizon for unemployed African youth

[Press Release] Anzisha Prize, mastercard foundation and African Leadership Academy have released a Report highlighting key lessons learned to navigate a future where youth are job creators Johannesburg, South Africa…

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…

2020’s biggest entrepreneurial lessons

By Sisanda Ntshinga The last year has been nothing short of challenges and many businesses have had to take a step back and re-evaluate how they do things. Some Anzisha…

Nine Valuable Lessons from a Successful Young Entrepreneur

By Dolapo Adeyanju Necessity and passion are two common phenomena in the Entrepreneurial world. While some people don’t set out to be entrepreneurs, some are determined from a young age…

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