Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Senegalese Woman Entrepreneur Transforms Trash to Treasure

May 11th, 2017 by

Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that climate change has been created by mankind. Unfortunately, the poor global south, including Africa, will bear the brunt of the…

Business Funding Opportunities for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

May 9th, 2017 by

Africa is the world’s fastest growing continent in terms of population and yet, The World Bank, quoted in this article, reports that to feed its…

April 2017 Newsletter

April 30th, 2017 by

This month we highlight further experiences on the Prize Tour, Anzisha Fellow updates and more opportunities for youth entrepreneurs.

March 2017 Newsletter

March 31st, 2017 by

The team’s Prize Tour reflections, Anzisha Fellow updates and more youth entrepreneurial opportunities.

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.