Author Archive: Anzisha Team

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.

The young Zimbabwean with a free online classroom for students

March 17th, 2016 by

“When you have a good idea and that burning desire within to bring change, do not let anyone tell you that you can’t do it,” says Farai Munjoma.

Cameroonian puts diabetes to flight with tea manufacturing business

March 10th, 2016 by

“At first I was doing this just for my mom, but then I realised this could help other people like her in Cameroon, as well as Africa.”

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.