About Anzisha

Africa’s premier award for our youngest entrepreneurs

About002 The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg.  The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD.



Why we do it

About003 It’s called the #AnzishaEffect, and it is the power of these amazing stories to encourage others to follow in the footsteps of the Anzisha Fellows. Africa needs strong, innovative entrepreneurial young leaders to create jobs, solve problems and drive our economies. Our continent’s future will be determined by entrepreneurial leaders across all sectors. We believe fundametally in the power of youth-led change.



The Anzisha Fellow Experience

About001 Anzisha Fellows are supported for life as part of African Leadership Academy’s approach to youth development. Winning the prize is just the first step. Thereafter, mentorship, consulting and community gatherings become part of the fellow experience in the years that follow as you and your venture grow from strength the strength. The Anzisha Fellow program will help you become the best you can be!




A powerful, growing network


The Anzisha Prize network is growing each year, with more fellows, partners, mentors and friends. We believe this truly unique, pan-African network of highly ambitious, driven entrepreneurs from all sectors will become a powerful force driving economic and social prosperity across the continent.