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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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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…

#AnzishaPrize at #MomoDar

Caught up with the folks at KINU hub – a local technology innovation, development, and study space co-funded by Google.  Met up with two of the co-founders – JohnPaul and…

Entries for Anzisha Prize 2013 are officially open!

Below you’ll find the official press release for this year’s awards process getting underway. Please feel free to take this and post it on your own blog or website if…

Online & Mobile Application Forms now available in French

We’re happy to announce that French versions of our application form are now available. Please go to from any computer or mobile phone to apply in French if that is…

Anzisha Prize – Dar Edition

Anzisha Prize Tour is rolling through Africa and the first stop is Tanzania. Over the course of the last week I’ve been in Dar Es Salaam spreading the word about…

Tanzania Information Session Dates & Venues this week!

The Anzisha Prize Information Sessions Tour for 2013 has begun, and our team are in Tanzania this week.

Anzisha Prize application forms now mobile-friendly…

This year we’re doing our best to make sure that people can apply as easily as possible.

20 YEAR OLD ANDREW MUPUYA – Uganda’s first paper bag producer – wins $30,000 USD Anzisha prize award

On August 29th, 2012, at The Venue in Sandton, Johannesburg, 20 year-old Andrew Mupuya of Uganda was announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the second annual Anzisha Prize

Anzisha Prize finalists to be announced on Monday!

This Monday, 20th August, thirteen 2012 finalists selected from a competitive initial pool of 270 entrepreneurs from around the continent will be announced!

WeBuilt Nigeria Video

We:Built Africa is a project that merges great design with community needs. In this video Ada – founder shows her feature product the carry-go table.

Anzisha Fellow Amr takes the stage Youth@Work

Anzisha Fellow Amr takes the stage at the Youth@Work Conference

Ada in Slovenia for Future Academy and Summit

Ada in Slovenia for Future Academy and Summit

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