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Twenty of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs will compete for a share of US$100,000 cash prize

October 2nd, 2018 by

  Mastercard Foundation and the African Leadership Academy Welcome the 2018 Anzisha Prize Finalists Twenty of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs will compete for a share of…

2018 Anzisha Prize applications launch with youth entrepreneurship tour and talks across Africa

February 15th, 2018 by

Learn from Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs under 25 Johannesburg, South Africa 5 March 2018 – The annual Anzisha Prize has launched the 2018 call for…

2017 Anzisha Media Prize Release

November 10th, 2017 by

Anzisha Prize honors journalists, radio personalities and TV broadcasters from across Africa with the Anzisha Media Prize. Recognizing the immense potential for media partners to…

Africa Must be Nourished by Africans

November 9th, 2017 by

Chickens are a key player in African Development. In his passionately delivered acceptance speech, Ibrahima Ben-Aziz Konate, 2017 Anzisha Grand Prize Winner opened with these…

Young Emerging Entrepreneurs Share Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Premier Award for Young Entrepreneurs

October 25th, 2017 by

22 year old, Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate from Cote D’Ivoire takes Anzisha Grand Prize African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce that…

Laying Solid Foundations for Entrepreneurial Success

September 29th, 2017 by

Too often, most budding  entrepreneurs think: “If I have the right idea, at the right time, I will be able to attract the customers and…

10 Key Finance Terms for Entrepreneurs

September 21st, 2017 by

Successfully raising capital for a new venture is extremely difficult.  Initially, friends and family may form a significant component of investment, but approaching more serious…

Entrepreneurship, African Development and the Anzisha Prize

August 29th, 2017 by

Young people represent the fastest growing demographic in Africa. Many are already economically active—some motivated by necessity to help their families. With access to the…

Africa’s Youth at the Forefront of Africa’s Digital Revolution

August 29th, 2017 by

Disruptive digital innovation is transforming Africa’s economic potential, creating new target markets and unprecedented consumer choice.  So how are Africa’s young entrepreneurs contributing and getting…

3 things you need to know about the Rise of Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa

August 29th, 2017 by

Did you know that Africa’s youth population is set to more than double by the year 2055? Yes, you read that correctly, double, in less…

Strong Anzisha applications and recent investments signal dynamism of African youth entrepreneurship sector

August 28th, 2017 by

The 2017 application season was extremely strong and competitive for the Anzisha prize.  Over 800 young entrepreneurs submitted applications from across the continent.  These young…

Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs Take on Bold Challenges

August 24th, 2017 by

  Click here to view full matrix For the past 7 years, the Anzisha Prize has reviewed thousands of business ventures in order to find…