Read about our fellows and the growth of their ventures as covered by the Anzisha Team.
“I want young people to change their thinking and not to believe that it is better overseas, because in the DRC and Africa there are more opportunities than anywhere else,” said Benedict Mundele, founder of Surprise Tropicale.
Sam Kodo was just seven when he started building his first robot that could both circumvent obstacles and interact with people. Now he is building low-cost PCs for Africa.
Tom Osborn has a humble manner about him, which is surprising since, at the age of 19, he has already been recognised as one of world’s top young entrepreneurs.
“For me changing the world isn’t about creating a new phone that the whole world buys. For me it is just about bringing positive change to the local community.”
Nteff Alain (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a $25 000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.
Today at African Leadership Academy, Anzisha Prize Finalists gained important insight on what it means to be a successful entrepreneurial leader. Here’s a recap of the concepts they explored.
Nigerian tech start-up Prepclass was launched just over a year ago and has already created a buzz. Co-founded by Chukwuwezam Obanor, Prepclass provides a database of study content to help prepare prospective university students for their Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exams.
During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, entrepreneurial activity flourished as South Africans prepared to host an influx of sporting fans and tourists from around the world. One of these entrepreneurs was Jeffrey Mulaudzi.
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.
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.
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.
“I never wanted to stop at that point in my education so it angered me… I would always remind myself that someday when I could, I would ensure that every girl child in my community received the best education they could.”