Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Anzisha Prize 2016 winner sees business grow over four-fold just months after winning the prize

March 7th, 2017 by

Last year, the Anzisha Prize judges ploughed through 550 promising applications from 32 African countries to shortlist 12 finalists, and then to crown the ultimate…

Rockstar entrepreneur Karidas Tshintsholo: from wire cars to SA textiles

March 7th, 2017 by

Karidas Tshintsholo, like most other four year olds, halted what he was doing as soon as he heard the distant and jarring jingle of the…

February 2017 Newsletter

February 27th, 2017 by

Why Anzisha loves very young entrepreneurs, funding sources for young entrepreneurs, paying yourself a salary, and more.

Incredible funding opportunities for young Africans

February 22nd, 2017 by

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history…

Young Moroccan entrepreneur digitizes the road

February 22nd, 2017 by

Ten years ago, Moroccan entrepreneur Issam Darui started work as his bus-driver brother’s assistant. In the humming bus stations of the country’ cities, the then 13-year…

Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurs opens applications for 2017

February 15th, 2017 by

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation today launched the 2017 call for applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s award for youth entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape. Fifteen of Africa’s most promising business and social entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, receive ongoing business consulting services, and connect to a global network of leaders.

Young woman seizes gap in logistics market, inspiring other talented entrepreneurial girls

February 7th, 2017 by

Ifrah Arab, at only twenty years old, mastered the business of last mile distribution in a remote part of Northeastern Kenya. Essential items were not…

January 2017 Newsletter

January 31st, 2017 by

Thought leadership from the Anzisha Team about women in entrepreneurship, learnings from the military and opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

2016: Anzisha Magazine Issue 3

January 23rd, 2017 by

In 2016 we launched the third of the Anzisha Magazine that is geared towards young entrepreneurs. This issue includes tips for entrepreneurs ranging from productivity hacks, business outfits and the list goes on. Download the magazine if you would like to read through fun and engaging articles on how to start and sustain your own business. This magazine also includes quizzes and games!

2015: Anzisha Magazine Issue 2

January 23rd, 2017 by

This magazine issue focuses on the transformation of the Anzisha Prize from a prize to a program. It also includes a spotlight on some of our fellows and explores the new YES-U program designed to reach many youth entrepreneurs.

2014: Anzisha Magazine Issue 1

January 23rd, 2017 by

In November 2014, we published our first issue of the #AnzishaEffect magazine. This edition celebrates our first four years of the Anzisha Prize, and has information on all our 45 Anzisha Fellows. You can also hear all about our plans for the future – onward to 2020!

Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016

January 23rd, 2017 by

The Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016 provides a snapshot into the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. It focuses on five areas of operating a business, namely (1) Growth, (2) Sales and marketing, (3) Human resources, (4) Funding and (5) Support. It is intended that stakeholders such as policy makers, support organisations, and entrepreneurs themselves will benefit from these insights. Download it for free!