Opinions

This section contains thought leadership from the Anzisha Team about hot topics in entrepreneurship.

Choosing the Right Small Business Incubation Program as an African Entrepreneur

May 12th, 2017 by

In 1959, in an industrial warehouse in Batavia, New York, the first “official” business incubator was created by one Joseph Mancuso. Since then the idea has…

Senegalese Woman Entrepreneur Transforms Trash to Treasure

May 11th, 2017 by

Overwhelming scientific evidence shows that climate change has been created by mankind. Unfortunately, the poor global south, including Africa, will bear the brunt of the…

Anzisha Fellows in Expert Session on How to Create a Disruption-Proof Brand

May 10th, 2017 by

This week, Anzisha Fellows are in conversation with renowned marketer, brand manager and entrepreneur, Zanele Mobida, in an Expert-in-Residence session titled “Business Growth through Effective Marketing and…

Business Funding Opportunities for Young Agricultural Entrepreneurs

May 9th, 2017 by

Africa is the world’s fastest growing continent in terms of population and yet, The World Bank, quoted in this article, reports that to feed its…

Entrepreneur Support to help you grow your business

April 27th, 2017 by

The barriers, first to entry and then to growth, faced by young entrepreneurs especially in Africa are real and great in number. When faced with…

ALA programs inspired these trailblazing applicants

April 27th, 2017 by

We get excited when we see applicants to the Anzisha Program have heard about the Anzisha Prize through: 1) workshops we’ve hosted during the Prize…

Mali’s emerging sphere of young entrepreneurs encouraging youth engagement in the Malian economy

April 27th, 2017 by

Working with Anzisha has opened me up to appreciating the world of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship – to me, is synonymous to economic empowerment. When I look…

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 Insights from the Prize Tour Trail – The Entrepreneurial Botswana

April 3rd, 2017 by

Botswana is a land-locked country in Southern Africa with a population of about 2 million people, a sustained economic growth rate averaging 5% in the…

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: Learnings in Tunis

March 31st, 2017 by

The great benefit of being based at the African Leadership Academy for Anzisha is the wonderful network of young leaders we have access to across…

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…