Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Meet the computer whizz from Togo who built his first robot at age seven

January 21st, 2015 by

Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs for Africa.

Thinking like a CEO: Why a 19-year-old is winning the clean energy game in Kenya

January 14th, 2015 by

Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.

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.