Applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs, are now open for 2014. The award is looking for African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 who have started and are actively running innovative social ventures or for-profit businesses with potential.
In addition to over US$75,000 in cash prizes up for grabs, 12 finalists will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the prestigious African Leadership Academy in Johannesburg. Past finalists of the Anzisha Prize have since benefitted from media exposure, funding, access to business networks, and/or mentorship.
The Anzisha Prize judging panel is looking for ventures that demonstrate ingenuity, scale and positive impact.
How we made it in Africa spoke to some of last year’s finalists to find out what made their application stand out in the selection process, and what advice they have for this year’s applicants.
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