Author Archive: Anzisha Team

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur in 2014 is solving health problems with technology

January 7th, 2015 by

“For me changing the world isn’t about creating a new phone that the whole world buys. For me it is just about bringing positive change to the local community.”

Finding Africa’s top young entrepreneurs: Looking back on the 2014 Anzisha Prize

November 9th, 2014 by

“To think of the Anzisha Prize as a once-a-year event would be an underestimate of the programme,” says Josh Adler, director of the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership at ALA.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

September 30th, 2014 by

Alain Nteff (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a US$25,000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads a rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

September 24th, 2014 by

Nteff Alain (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a $25 000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.

Nigerian start-up Prepclass helping university hopefuls over final hurdle

September 11th, 2014 by

Nigerian tech start-up Prepclass was launched just over a year ago and has already created a buzz. Co-founded by Chukwuwezam Obanor, Prepclass provides a database of study content to help prepare prospective university students for their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.

How this young entrepreneur built his township cycle tour business

September 1st, 2014 by

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, entrepreneurial activity flourished as South Africans prepared to host an influx of sporting fans and tourists from around the world. One of these entrepreneurs was Jeffrey Mulaudzi.

Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

August 1st, 2014 by

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two 22-year-old entrepreneurs:Sam Kodo who started technology company Infinite Loop, and Koffi Akagla, founder of Super Energy, a maker of customised extension cords.

Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

May 8th, 2014 by

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

April 16th, 2014 by

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in by an orphanage and sponsored to go to school.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

April 7th, 2014 by

Tanzanian entrepreneur Frederick Swai says that in his rural village in the Mbeya region, “almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers”, thanks to the training centre he started five years ago.

How Laetitia Mukungu started her own farming business at the age of 14

December 12th, 2013 by

Laetitia Mukungu is not your average teenager.

Eight thoughts on growing your business from five to 50 people

November 28th, 2013 by

You’ve been nurturing your startup for a few years. You’ve established that there is a demand for your product or service, but now you need to grow the business.