Opinions

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

Meet four young business people pursuing their passions in Nigeria

July 29th, 2015 by

A whopping 148 young Nigerians applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize this year – by far the most number of entries from any country. Here is a taste of some of the applicants.

Three young African women whose ideas are making a difference

July 21st, 2015 by

This year, there are also a number of strong women candidates for the Anzisha Prize who are defining their place in the world of social entrepreneurship. Here is a sample of them.

Turning ideas into reality: Business advice from Africa’s young techies

June 24th, 2015 by

Three tips from Anzisha’s young entrepreneurs on how to turn an innovation into a successful business.

Young art entrepreneur on not giving up and making herself ‘useful’

May 20th, 2015 by

“My parents would always say: ‘Chi, your destiny is in your own hands – if you want to be somebody in life, make yourself useful.'”

Five tips for success by Africa’s top young entrepreneurs

May 13th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurship is challenging, and even more so in Africa. Here are tips from some leading young innovators on the continent.

Arrogance – both a necessity and a danger to young entrepreneurs

May 6th, 2015 by

Entrepreneurs need to be honest and realistic about their strengths and weaknesses.

Starting a company at age 14? No sweat!

April 23rd, 2015 by

Ugandan Noah Walakira was just 14 when he started Namirembe Sweater Makers, a community-based organisation that started off by manufacturing knitted jerseys for schools in Kampala.

The entrepreneur behind the schoolbag that transforms into a light at night

April 21st, 2015 by

Repurpose Schoolbags is an innovation made from ‘upcycled’ plastic shopping bags with built-in solar technology.

Then and now: A look at how past finalists benefited from the Anzisha Prize

April 8th, 2015 by

With the deadline for 2015 Anzisha Prize applications fast approaching, past finalists want to encourage entries for this year, and shared how they have benefited.

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

March 19th, 2015 by

“I think my application was noticed because I was able to demonstrate traction and I was clear as much as possible,” says Temitayo Olufuwa, founder of Jobs In Nigeria.

Why a 15 year old decided to build bikes from bamboo in Ghana

March 18th, 2015 by

“It’s so sad and so serious that a common toothpick in my country has to be imported from other countries,” said Winifred Selby.

Five youths hoping to be named Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015

February 25th, 2015 by

It has been less than a week since applications for the 2015 Anzisha Prize opened, and there are already around 30 applicants. Here is a taste of some of them.