Opinions

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

How David Mwendele is making money to fund his youth charity

April 16th, 2014 by

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in by an orphanage and sponsored to go to school.

How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

April 7th, 2014 by

Tanzanian entrepreneur Frederick Swai says that in his rural village in the Mbeya region, “almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers”, thanks to the training centre he started five years ago.

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Mahmood’s Reflections

April 6th, 2014 by

“The West African Indaba was an awe-inspiring and enjoyable for me both as a fellow and an individual. I must say, it’s a very thoughtful…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Andrew’s Reflections

April 5th, 2014 by

The Indaba was real very interesting, educative and inspiring. I love the Anzisha prize framework because it brings us together, exposes us to different Networks…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Réflexions de Donald

April 4th, 2014 by

6 mois sont passés après cet incroyable séjour passé sur le campus de l’African Leadership Academy dans la fabuleuse ville de Johannesburg. 6 mois pendant lesquels…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Domitila’s Reflections

April 3rd, 2014 by

My name is Domitila Silayo; I am 22years old, core founder of Jatropha Herbal Soap and the 2nd runner up of the Anzisha Prize competition…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Cairo – Khaled’s Reflections

April 2nd, 2014 by

Meeting people has always an important key for my success, I have always been eager to meet the Anzisha Prize team and talk with them…

Anzisha Prize judges share what they look for in the next generation of innovators

March 12th, 2014 by

Melissa Mbazo asked four judges the same three questions to find out what they think the key ingredients are for young entrepreneurial success. Here is what they had to say.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

March 5th, 2014 by

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the continent’s youngest entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more severe.

Young Ugandan creates business management app for SMEs

February 20th, 2014 by

Ugandan Titus Mawano is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind Ffene, an award-winning business management platform for African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that assists with accounting, customer and inventory management.

Want to apply for the Anzisha Prize? Here are some tips from past finalists

February 13th, 2014 by

A look at last year’s finalists and what made their application stand out in the Anzisha Prize selection process.

Entrepreneurs – Collaborate, don’t compete! (The results of our #GEW event)

January 12th, 2014 by

What happens when you put amazing young entrepreneurs and mentors into a room for a great debate? You get an amazing collection of knowledge! We…