Entrepreneur Stories

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

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.

Rwanda’s young, inspiring women entrepreneurs

August 12th, 2015 by

Close to 60% of Rwandan applicants for the 2015 Anzisha Prize are women, a portion unlike any other African country.

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.

Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

July 14th, 2015 by

This year saw a record number of applicants involved in farming. While a panel of reviewers are still evaluating entries, here is a sample of some of the young applicants operating within the agriculture sector.

Cameroon’s Alain Nteff on meeting the Queen and helping five million moms

July 2nd, 2015 by

Africa’s top young entrepreneur shares what it was like to meet the Queen and his plans for his social enterprise.

Green energy entrepreneur talks conquering fear and building a strong team

June 26th, 2015 by

“The reason why I am an entrepreneur is because I believe that entrepreneurship is a problem solving tool that can spur social, economic and environmental change within out continent.”

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.'”

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.

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.