Author Archive: Melissa Mbazo

Mixed Livelihoods: An increasing option for young African entrepreneurs!

July 25th, 2017 by

Mixed livelihoods was a term that I first heard during the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town when I attended in 2015….

Should young entrepreneurs be lean thinking?

June 29th, 2017 by

Lean thinking has become a prominent topic of discussion since the popularisation of the Toyota Way as a form of operations management. The two have…

Website Basics: A step by step guide on how to build your own website

May 28th, 2017 by

Often times, people are convinced that creating a website is difficult. This is true but the internet has created many quick tips, processes and templates…

Policies with a Purpose: Government policies that support entrepreneurship in Africa

April 26th, 2017 by

Being an entrepreneur is pretty tough. The challenges that you face are either internal, external and in some cases, they are forces that you have…

Anzisha Applications Insights: Who Applied for Anzisha Prize 2017?

April 3rd, 2017 by

This year the Anzisha Prize received a record number of applications from across the content. Applications increased from 550 in 2016 to 831 this year….

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Are there any young entrepreneurs in Liberia?

March 30th, 2017 by

Little is known about Liberia except that it has been a peaceful country since 2013 when the second civil war ended. This is unfortunate as…

Anzisha Insights from the Prize Tour Trail: Why do young Kenyan entrepreneurs thrive?

March 30th, 2017 by

During this year’s Anzisha Prize tour, two of our team members, Lerato and Melissa, travelled to Nairobi to encourage young Kenyans to apply for the…

The Growth of an Anzisha Entrepreneur! #Thedubchallenge

December 1st, 2016 by

How have you grown as an entrepreneur? If you have been on social media lately, you might have come across the #dubchallenge. This is another…

Agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha grand prize for African youth entrepreneurship

October 27th, 2016 by

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Judging Panel for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

The Anzisha Prize is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2016 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs. The…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by…

2016 Finalists for Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award, Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

August 29th, 2016 by

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25th AUGUST 2016 African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for…