Entrepreneur Stories

Read about our fellows and the growth of their ventures as covered by the Anzisha Team.

Mozambican Construction Sector Entrepreneur Shares His Story

May 22nd, 2017 by

Faustino Quissico, a 22 year old Mozambican construction industry extraordinaire, tells us his story. “From the age of 12 the entrepreneurial spirit took over me…

Ivorienne Entrepreneur’s Triumph and Innovations in Agriculture

May 16th, 2017 by

N’Guessan Koffi Jacques Olivier, who was born to a farming family in Dabouyo, Ivory Coast, has a naturally strong love of the soil. He 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 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 Prize 2016 winner sees business grow over four-fold just months after winning the prize

March 7th, 2017 by

Last year, the Anzisha Prize judges ploughed through 550 promising applications from 32 African countries to shortlist 12 finalists, and then to crown the ultimate…

Rockstar entrepreneur Karidas Tshintsholo: from wire cars to SA textiles

March 7th, 2017 by

Karidas Tshintsholo, like most other four year olds, halted what he was doing as soon as he heard the distant and jarring jingle of the…

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…

Young woman seizes gap in logistics market, inspiring other talented entrepreneurial girls

February 7th, 2017 by

Ifrah Arab, at only twenty years old, mastered the business of last mile distribution in a remote part of Northeastern Kenya. Essential items were not…

Anzisha Fellows Rock Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Youth Category at #ALN2016

November 7th, 2016 by

For the first ever distribution of the Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship to youth, three Anzisha Prize Fellows have been nominated by one of Africa’s most prominent…

Innovative Nigerian tutor aggregater experiences exponential growth

June 16th, 2016 by

While the Prize has already received well over 500 applicants, only around 5% of these are from entrepreneurs in North Africa – mainly Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia.

Four promising young businesspeople from African frontier markets

April 21st, 2016 by

There are some frontier markets in Africa that have only seen one entrepreneur apply for the Anzisha Prize – and we decided to highlight a few.

The young women entrepreneurs looking to champion Africa

April 14th, 2016 by

While in the past there have been a lot fewer women applicants for the Anzisha Prize than men, history also shows these young women can have a considerable social impact in their communities.