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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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The Anzisha Prize team grows stronger with 4 new country partners!

Four new countries partners have joined us in promoting the Anzisha Prize to amazing young entrepreneurs in their countries! Welcome to AIESEC South Africa, FAWE Zimbabwe, Junior Achievement South Africa,…

Arabic and French versions of the website and application forms coming soon!

The English language version of the 2014 Anzisha Prize website and application forms are now available!  The French and Arabic language versions will be available later this week – check…

PRESS RELEASE: ANZISHA PRIZE 2014 IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

ANZISHA PRIZE PARTNERS WITH YOUTH NGO’s TO FIND AFRICA’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Entries Now Open for $75,000 Youth Entrepreneurship Prize  Johannesburg, South Africa (10 February 2014) – Entries are now…

A look back at Anzisha Prize 2013 (Video)

Relive the 2013 Anzisha Prize from end-to-end. From the search and selection, to Anzisha Prize Week and the final gala awards.

The story of Best Ayiorwoth: Starting a microfinance business at age 19

“I never wanted to stop at that point in my education so it angered me… I would always remind myself that someday when I could, I would ensure that every girl child in my community received the best education they could.”

Young CEO invents navigational technology for the blind

Twenty-two-year-old Khaled Shady is the Egyptian entrepreneur behind Mubser, an invention that assists the blind and visually impaired to identify and navigate around everyday objects. Khaled Shady is the co-founder…

21-year-old Tanzanian talks about her soap manufacturing business

Twenty-one-year-old Domitila Silayo is the founder of Jatropha Soap Production in Tanzania, which produces handmade soap with medicinal uses. Domitila Silayo The idea of producing Jatropha soap came to her…

Entrepreneurs – Collaborate, don’t compete! (The results of our #GEW event)

What happens when you put amazing young entrepreneurs and mentors into a room for a great debate? You get an amazing collection of knowledge! We brainstormed some key areas around…

How Cape Town-based Funda wants to change the way we learn

Just a few hours before I sat down for an interview with Kola Olajide, his company Funda signed a US$100,000 deal with a top university in South Africa. Kola Olajide…

How Laetitia Mukungu started her own farming business at the age of 14

Laetitia Mukungu is not your average teenager.

Putting the Ease in Finding Property (TheNewAfrica.info)

Malawian entrepreneur Gonjetso Moses Chinyama is just 21 years old, yet he already founded his own company. With the online platform Pakwathu he wants to make the search for real estate in…

Malawi-based entrepreneur has big plans for property listing site Pakwathu

Gonjetso Chinyama is a young entrepreneur based in Malawi. His advice to other budding entrepreneurs is to not be afraid of failure.

Anzisha Prize launches new country partner program

We’re excited to launch a completely new approach to partnerships for 2014. From next year, the Anzisha Prize team will work with dedicated country partners in each region to promote…

Eight thoughts on growing your business from five to 50 people

You’ve been nurturing your startup for a few years. You’ve established that there is a demand for your product or service, but now you need to grow the business.

Anzisha’s 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: “Collaborate, Not Compete”

On Friday November 22, The Anzisha Prize at African Leadership Academy hosted a dialogue discussion, in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), in collaboration with Endeavor – a non-profit organisation that identifies…

Uganda’s Best Aiyorworth takes the grand prize!

Uganda’s Best Aiyorworth has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s foremost youth entrepreneurship award. Her fellow countryman Titus Mawano was the first-runner up while Domitila…

A big thank-you to our new goodie-bag sponsors

Anzisha’s 2013 Fellows to get tablets from Acer We are excited they will use them during the week and once they are back home to improve their businesses. WorldSim helps…

2013 Finalists announced and on their way to South Africa

Twelve inspirational entrepreneurs from around Africa are the finalists for the prestigious Anzisha Prize, Africa’s foremost youth entrepreneurship award. The contenders, who hail from 10 countries on the continent, stand…

Malawian included in Top 25 young entrepreneurs from around Africa

The Malawi Voice covered Gonjetso’s inclusion in our Semi-Finalist round in 2013. Read the full article here.

Closing date for entries extended to April 15, 2013

Due to overwhelming demand, the closing date for entries for the Anzisha Prize has been extended until April 15. With more than $75 000 USD in cash prizes, the Anzisha…

Le Compte à Rebours Commence!

Le compte à rebours commence: Plus qu’un mois pour prendre part au concours des jeunes entrepreneurs d`Afrique qui recevront $75000. Les jeunes entrepreneurs du continent africain n’ont plus qu’un mois…

Anzisha Fellow Guest Blog: Mahmood Oyewo

More than 6 months have passed since I attended the 2012 Anzisha Final in Jo’burg. I have been able to achieve some considerable feats due to what I learned during…

Calling For All Renewable Energy Projects!

The Anzisha Prize – Africa’s foremost entrepreneurial awards which reward young African entrepreneurs – has now included a $10 000 USD Energy Prize in addition to the $75 000 USD…

Young Female Entrepreneurs Encouraged To Enter Africa’s Anzisha Prize!

Young women from around the African continent are urged to enter the prestigious Anzisha Prize, Africa’s foremost youth entrepreneurial awards which honour young African business people who are making a…

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