Author Archive: Anzisha Team

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!

BUILD-in-a-Box Report: A Replicable Model for Youth-led Learning

January 23rd, 2017 by

African Leadership Academy (ALA) aims to create a pipeline of leaders for Africa through entrepreneurial leadership. ALA students undergo a two-year educational program that trains them to create workable models to capture opportunities and develop solutions to problems in their communities. Read about how they make this happen.

Five Tips to Get Your Venture Ready to Apply for Anzisha Prize 2017

January 12th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize applications will be opining soon, on the 15th of February. You might be worried that your venture is not yet ready, but there is so much you can do right away to prepare to apply for the Prize. Your venture could be a few tweaks away from taking the grand prize. Here are some tips for things you could focus on right away to get you ready.

Young entrepreneur’s experience as judge for international conference

December 14th, 2016 by

What an honor it was to be invited to the Junior Achievement African Company of the Year awards hosted in Harare, Zimbabwe from December 7th…

Strategy on the Brain? Here Are Some Resources to get your Venture Strategy Right!

May 12th, 2016 by

There are millions of books and articles written about strategy, strategic planning, strategic processes etc. around the world, and yet it is the one area…

Marketing Lessons for the Growth-Seeking Entrepreneur

May 10th, 2016 by

Marketing (the process) is often confused with the different activities , such a advertising, that are included in the overall process aimed at delivering value…

North Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping for a share of $100,000

April 29th, 2016 by

While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Portuguese-speaking Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping to make it big

April 28th, 2016 by

This year the Anzisha Prize has seen a notable increase in applicants from Portuguese-speaking African countries – mainly Mozambique and Angola.

Four promising young businesspeople from African frontier markets

April 21st, 2016 by

There are some frontier markets in Africa that have only seen one entrepreneur apply for the Anzisha Prize – and we decided to highlight a few.

The young women entrepreneurs looking to champion Africa

April 14th, 2016 by

While in the past there have been a lot fewer women applicants for the Anzisha Prize than men, history also shows these young women can have a considerable social impact in their communities.

Some Country Analytical Reports to Help You Decide on Business Entry in African Markets

April 12th, 2016 by

Doing business in Africa is an exciting experience. However, in order to start and run a business effectively, one has to have specific, relevant and…

How the 2015 Fellows have benefitted from the Anzisha Prize

March 23rd, 2016 by

Only 12 Fellows are selected each year and become lifelong members of the Anzisha network, with access to a web of business leaders, investors and networking opportunities.