Opinions

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

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…

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…

Anzisha Insights From the Prize Tour Trail: Igniting entrepreneurship by example featuring Sudan and Impact Hub

March 23rd, 2017 by

We made a few changes to the Anzisha Prize Tour experience, which have definitely allowed our experience on the ground to be more fruitful. This…

Tips for entrepreneurs for navigating a conference fruitfully

March 23rd, 2017 by

There are many opportunities for entrepreneurs to attend conferences and gatherings of all sorts these days. They are generally viewed as beneficial to participate in….

Some surprising misconceptions about youth entrepreneurship in Africa, and why they matter

March 9th, 2017 by

I recently attended a very informative session hosted by African Development Bank (AfDB), sharing their newly published strategy on Jobs for Youth in Africa. The…

And across Africa we go for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Tour

February 22nd, 2017 by

Every year, when Anzisha Prize applications open, we hit the road to find Africa’s top youngest entrepreneurs during the Anzisha Prize Tour. The Anzisha Prize…

Incredible funding opportunities for young Africans

February 22nd, 2017 by

Getting a venture off the ground or growing an existing business as a young entrepreneur can be difficult: raising capital without a solid credit history…

Young Moroccan entrepreneur digitizes the road

February 22nd, 2017 by

Ten years ago, Moroccan entrepreneur Issam Darui started work as his bus-driver brother’s assistant. In the humming bus stations of the country’ cities, the then 13-year…

Why we love very young entrepreneurs in Africa

February 13th, 2017 by

As we are about to open applications and embark on the 2017 Anzisha Prize tour in search for a cohort of amazing, successful very young…