Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Francophone Africa’s young contenders for the Anzisha Prize

September 9th, 2015 by

Three young entrepreneurs from francophone Africa who applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize.

Five young Africans using business to clean up the environment

August 26th, 2015 by

A sample of some of the 2015 Anzisha Prize applicants who are operating within the renewable energy and recycling space.

How these young African businesspeople boost profits through value addition

August 19th, 2015 by

Here are five young entrepreneurs who are gaining a greater share of the value chain through manufacturing and processing activities.

Rwanda’s young, inspiring women entrepreneurs

August 12th, 2015 by

Close to 60% of Rwandan applicants for the 2015 Anzisha Prize are women, a portion unlike any other African country.

From Zimbabwe to Egypt: Three entrepreneurs empowering youth

August 5th, 2015 by

Around 20% of applicants for the 2015 Anzisha Prize were pursuing ventures within education and youth empowerment. Here is a sample of some of the entrants.

Meet four young business people pursuing their passions in Nigeria

July 29th, 2015 by

A whopping 148 young Nigerians applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize this year – by far the most number of entries from any country. Here is a taste of some of the applicants.

Three young African women whose ideas are making a difference

July 21st, 2015 by

This year, there are also a number of strong women candidates for the Anzisha Prize who are defining their place in the world of social entrepreneurship. Here is a sample of them.

Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

July 14th, 2015 by

This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.

Cameroon’s Alain Nteff on meeting the Queen and helping five million moms

July 2nd, 2015 by

Africa’s top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.

Green energy entrepreneur talks conquering fear and building a strong team

June 26th, 2015 by

“The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent.”

Turning ideas into reality: Business advice from Africa’s young techies

June 24th, 2015 by

Three tips from Anzisha’s young entrepreneurs on how to turn an innovation into a successful business.

The perks and opportunities of being an Anzisha Fellow

June 17th, 2015 by

Anzisha Fellows have access to some of the best educators and coaches in the world for young entrepreneurs.