Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Anzisha Prize launches incubation programme for young African entrepreneurs

May 27th, 2015 by

The initiative will see 40 entrepreneurs receive professional business consultation services this year.

Young art entrepreneur on not giving up and making herself ‘useful’

May 20th, 2015 by

“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”

Five tips for success by Africa’s top young entrepreneurs

May 13th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurship is challenging, and even more so in Africa. Here are tips from some leading young innovators on the continent.

Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to young entrepreneurs

May 6th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurs need to be honest and realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.

Starting a company at age 14? No sweat!

April 23rd, 2015 by

Ugandan Noah Walakira was just 14 when he started Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organisation that started off by manufacturing knitted jerseys for schools in Kampala.

The entrepreneur behind the schoolbag that transforms into a light at night

April 21st, 2015 by

Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.

Then and now: A look at how past finalists benefited from the Anzisha Prize

April 8th, 2015 by

With the deadline for 2015 Anzisha Prize applications fast approaching, past finalists want to encourage entries for this year, and shared how they have benefited.

Anzisha Prize judges share what they look for in the next generation of innovators

April 8th, 2015 by

“I look for someone who is passionate about their business or cause. Despite their limitations they have a tenacious spirit and a can do attitude. They have a vision for themselves for the future accompanied by a good idea,” says Naadiya Moosajee, co-founder of SAWomEng in South Africa.

Want to apply for the Anzisha Prize? Here are some tips from past finalists

March 19th, 2015 by

“I think my application was noticed because I was able to demonstrate traction and I was clear as much as possible,” says Temitayo Olufuwa, founder of Jobs In Nigeria.

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

March 18th, 2015 by

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.

Os empreendedores mais jovens de África podem ganhar 75 000 $ ao candidatarem-se ao Prémio Anzisha de 2015

March 5th, 2015 by

Após o sucesso inicial, o Prémio Anzisha está em expansão para dar mais apoio a jovens empreendedores e organizações associadas de modo a impulsionar o crescimento económico pan-africano até 2020.

Les jeunes entrepreneurs africains ont une chance de gagner 75 000 $ en participant au Prix Anzisha 2015

March 5th, 2015 by

Après son succès initial, le Prix Anzisha se prolonge jusqu’en 2020 pour renforcer son soutien aux jeunes entrepreneurs et aux organisations partenaires afin de dynamiser la croissance économique panafricaine.