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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…

Sustainable SMMEs key to Africa’s economic revival

Five important things young entrepreneurs must know to attain business sustainability Many entrepreneurs, especially those who are young and inexperienced, have very little understanding of the concept of sustainability in…

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…

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…

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…

2021 Anzisha Prize Applications open as need for job creation soars during pandemic

Press Release – 15 February 2021 The Anzisha Prize launched the 2021 call for Africa’s biggest award for young entrepreneurs between, 15 and 22. Applications have now opened for the…

Very young social entrepreneurs – critical agents of change for Africa’s growth

By Neil Butcher and Associates African populations are rapidly increasing in numbers. This means that these populations are getting younger and that existing challenges, such as unemployment, are also likely…

3 Young Agripreneurs who have proven Agribusiness as a Profitable Career Choice

By Dolapo Adeyanju “I mentioned to my uncle who is a farmer that I would like to go into farming, he rejected the idea and said none of his kids…

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…

What makes the 2020 Anzisha finalists special?

By: Lionel Tarumbwa In light of the pandemic, it has become apparent that the world needs businesses that are community-focused and agile.  The makeup of the top 20 finalists this…

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