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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…

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…

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…

African Leadership Academy’s Big Plan for Very Young Entrepreneurs

In this Video,  ALA’s VP of Global Programs, Josh Adler, shares ALA’s vision for developing young African entrepreneurs at the ALA Decennial Celebrations. Josh Adler (Vice President, Global Programs, ALA)…

The key to successful entrepreneurship teaching is to create opportunities for learners to fail

Sihle Magubane interviewed one of the leading experts in Entrepreneurial Leadership at African Leadership Academy- David Tait. He shared some insights on what a successful entrepreneurship education should look like:…

Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 

Africa has the youngest population in the world, with an estimated 200 million people between the ages of 15 and 24. But despite fast economic growth over the past decade,…

Africa Must be Nourished by Africans

Chickens are a key player in African Development. In his passionately delivered acceptance speech, Ibrahima Ben-Aziz Konate, 2017 Anzisha Grand Prize Winner opened with these words: “Africa must be nourished…

Young Emerging Entrepreneurs Share Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Premier Award for Young Entrepreneurs

22 year old, Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate from Cote D’Ivoire takes Anzisha Grand Prize African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce that 22 year old, Ibrahima Ben…

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…

10 Key Finance Terms for Entrepreneurs

Successfully raising capital for a new venture is extremely difficult.  Initially, friends and family may form a significant component of investment, but approaching more serious investors for larger amounts of…

Africa’s Youth at the Forefront of Africa’s Digital Revolution

Disruptive digital innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.  So how are Africa’s young entrepreneurs contributing and getting ahead of what is said…

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