News & Announcements

And across Africa we go for the 2017 Anzisha Prize Tour

Written by , 22nd February 2017

Every year, when Anzisha Prize applications open, we hit the road to find Africa’s top youngest entrepreneurs during the Anzisha Prize Tour. The Anzisha Prize Tour helps us to find a diverse pool of applicants, through on the ground partnerships with organizations throughout Africa which also have a similar mission of reducing youth unemployment in […]

Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurs opens applications for 2017

Written by , 15th February 2017

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation today launched the 2017 call for applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s award for youth entrepreneurs who are making their mark on Africa’s entrepreneurial landscape. Fifteen of Africa’s most promising business and social entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 have the opportunity to win a share of US$100,000, receive ongoing business consulting services, and connect to a global network of leaders.

Agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar wins $25,000 2016 Anzisha grand prize for African youth entrepreneurship

Written by , 27th October 2016

African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are pleased to announce Heritiaina Randriamananatahina, 22 year-old agriculture entrepreneur from Madagascar, as this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the sixth annual edition of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship. Heritiaina is the founder of Fiombonana, an agro-processing enterprise that manufactures dairy products and confectioneries […]

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Judging Panel for 2016

Written by , 21st October 2016

The Anzisha Prize is pleased to announce a diverse, experienced and representative judging panel for the 2016 Anzisha Prize award for African youth entrepreneurs.   The Anzisha Prize has invited a panel of five experienced African professionals from both the business and social sectors who represent a holistic view of contributors to the dialogue around […]

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

Written by , 21st October 2016

This year the Anzisha Prize is introduced for the first time the Media Prize, to challenge media professionals to turn the spotlight on the leaps taken by young change makers across all African regions. Journalists were invited to submit their portfolio of published work on African youth entrepreneurship for consideration and 3 media prize have been chosen for consideration. […]

2016 Finalists for Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award, Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

Written by , 29th August 2016

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA, 25th AUGUST 2016 African Leadership Academy, in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize. This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African markets such as Morocco and Egypt, and francophone countries such as Madagascar and Niger, and […]

Anzisha Prize Introduces a New Category to Honour Drivers of African Youth Entrepreneurship in Media

Written by , 26th July 2016

After five years of celebrating youth entrepreneurs across Africa, the Anzisha Prize is adding a category to honour young media professionals devoted to telling the stories of Africa’s youth entrepreneurs. The Anzisha Prize is a pan-African award and support program for youth entrepreneurs in Africa. It backs the continent’s entrepreneurial activity through a comprehensive process […]

North Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping for a share of $100,000

Written by , 29th April 2016

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.

Portuguese-speaking Africa’s young entrepreneurs hoping to make it big

Written by , 28th April 2016

This year the Anzisha Prize has seen a notable increase in applicants from Portuguese-speaking African countries – mainly Mozambique and Angola.

Anzisha Prize increases award to $100,000 and adds $7,500 fellowship; 2016 applications and nominations now open

Written by , 2nd March 2016

After five years of success, the Anzisha Prize is investing further to find, celebrate and expand the award to the very youngest entrepreneurs in Africa.

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

Written by , 11th February 2016

The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, this week published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa.

How Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015 wants to solve the jobs crisis

Written by , 9th December 2015

We talk to Anzisha’s Grand Prize winner from Nigeria about how he got into entrepreneurship and the problems he wants to solve.