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The Anzisha Prize platform is for for experts to share what works in entrepreneurship education and support across africa. 

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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…

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…

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…

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…

5 lessons learnt from supporting very young entrepreneurs

(Previous Anzisha Managers’ perspectives) By: Dolapo Adeyanju Young entrepreneurs’ journeys are shaped by many interrelated factors, one of which includes working closely with program managers, educators, and investors.  While investors…

Anzisha Top 20: Inside the Selection Process and the Pandemic Effect

By: Lionel Tarumbwa The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on how business and organisations operate. This year’s Anzisha Top 20 selection process was no exception to the disruption of…

Defining our true north- Anzisha convenes a community of entrepreneurship educators and supporters

Welcome to the Anzisha Effect – the newest knowledge hub for entrepreneurship educators and supporters in Africa! The work of moving African development forward is tough. Hard things are always…

Supporting Young Entrepreneurs: What Works? Youth Business International

Commissioned by Youth Business International & EY, this report highlights 10 key lessons in what works in supporting young entrepreneurs. It highlights imperatives such as financing, training, mentoring, gender equity…

Laying Solid Foundations for Entrepreneurial Success

Too often, most budding  entrepreneurs think: “If I have the right idea, at the right time, I will be able to attract the customers and the investors I need”. This…

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