Author Archive: Anzisha Team

Meet four young business people pursuing their passions in Nigeria

July 29th, 2015 by

A whopping 148 young Nigerians applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize this year – by far the most number of entries from any country. Here is a taste of some of the applicants.

Three young African women whose ideas are making a difference

July 21st, 2015 by

This year, there are also a number of strong women candidates for the Anzisha Prize who are defining their place in the world of social entrepreneurship. Here is a sample of them.

Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

July 14th, 2015 by

This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.

Cameroon’s Alain Nteff on meeting the Queen and helping five million moms

July 2nd, 2015 by

Africa’s top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.

Green energy entrepreneur talks conquering fear and building a strong team

June 26th, 2015 by

“The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent.”

Turning ideas into reality: Business advice from Africa’s young techies

June 24th, 2015 by

Three tips from Anzisha’s young entrepreneurs on how to turn an innovation into a successful business.

The perks and opportunities of being an Anzisha Fellow

June 17th, 2015 by

Anzisha Fellows have access to some of the best educators and coaches in the world for young entrepreneurs.

Anzisha Prize launches incubation programme for young African entrepreneurs

May 27th, 2015 by

The initiative will see 40 entrepreneurs receive professional business consultation services this year.

Young art entrepreneur on not giving up and making herself ‘useful’

May 20th, 2015 by

“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”

Five tips for success by Africa’s top young entrepreneurs

May 13th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurship is challenging, and even more so in Africa. Here are tips from some leading young innovators on the continent.

Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to young entrepreneurs

May 6th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurs need to be honest and realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.

Starting a company at age 14? No sweat!

April 23rd, 2015 by

Ugandan Noah Walakira was just 14 when he started Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organisation that started off by manufacturing knitted jerseys for schools in Kampala.