Author Archive: Anzisha Team

How to get noticed by the Anzisha Prize: Past finalists share their tips

March 3rd, 2016 by

Last year’s finalists and winners were happy to share their tips for producing a winning application.

Anzisha Prize increases award to $100,000 and adds $7,500 fellowship; 2016 applications and nominations now open

March 2nd, 2016 by

After five years of success, the Anzisha Prize is investing further to find, celebrate and expand the award to the very youngest entrepreneurs in Africa.

How a 17-year-old started a poultry business in the slums of Dar es Salaam

February 18th, 2016 by

Sirjeff Dennis was five when he witnessed a neighbour lose her seven-month old son to malnutrition, and it created a passion to fight hunger in his community.

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

February 11th, 2016 by

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, this week published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa.

Don’t wait for others to solve your problems, says Ethiopia’s education visionary

February 11th, 2016 by

“If we don’t stand up for the things that we are passionate about, then who will?”

Meet the young woman with a healthcare service for Nigeria’s low-income families

February 4th, 2016 by

Here is how Nigerian Blessing Kwomo (20) started her holistic healthcare company that tackles the cause of illness.

Young Ghanaian builds footwear company with a difference

December 22nd, 2015 by

Mabel Suglo shares how her grandmother’s leprosy inspired her to start EcoShoes in Kumasi.

How this 22-year-old aims to shake up online shopping in Cameroon

December 21st, 2015 by

Fabrice Alomo is the Cameroonian entrepreneur behind an innovative business that aims to solve many of the challenges surrounding online shopping in his country.

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015 wants to solve the jobs crisis

December 9th, 2015 by

We talk to Anzisha’s Grand Prize winner from Nigeria about how he got into entrepreneurship and the problems he wants to solve.

MTV Africa boss shares seven tips for business success

November 26th, 2015 by

“Don’t ever rest on the laurels of what you created today because there is always somebody else trying desperately to create more, do something better,” says Alex Okosi.

Six tips for young entrepreneurs to overcome common challenges

November 25th, 2015 by

Young entrepreneurs typically face exceptional challenges getting businesses off the ground.

Nigerian job placement technology entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize

November 18th, 2015 by

The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship.