Opinions

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

Five up-and-coming young tech entrepreneurs in Africa

September 14th, 2015 by

Five young tech entrepreneurs who have applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize.

Five young Africans using business to clean up the environment

August 26th, 2015 by

A sample of some of the 2015 Anzisha Prize applicants who are operating within the renewable energy and recycling space.

How these young African businesspeople boost profits through value addition

August 19th, 2015 by

Here are five young entrepreneurs who are gaining a greater share of the value chain through manufacturing and processing activities.

From Zimbabwe to Egypt: Three entrepreneurs empowering youth

August 5th, 2015 by

Around 20% of applicants for the 2015 Anzisha Prize were pursuing ventures within education and youth empowerment. Here is a sample of some of the entrants.

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.