News & Announcements

This page contains a list of news and announcements about the Anzisha Prize’s happenings.

Anzisha Prize for African youth entrepreneurs opens applications for 2017

February 15th, 2017 by

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

October 27th, 2016 by

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…

Anzisha Prize Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Judging Panel for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

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 Announces African Youth Entrepreneurship Award Media Prize Finalists for 2016

October 21st, 2016 by

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…

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

August 29th, 2016 by

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…

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

July 26th, 2016 by

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…

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

April 29th, 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.

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

April 28th, 2016 by

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

March 2nd, 2016 by

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

February 11th, 2016 by

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

December 9th, 2015 by

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

Nigerian job placement technology entrepreneur wins Anzisha 2015 Grand Prize

November 18th, 2015 by

The Anzisha Prize is thrilled to announce this year’s winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize in the 5th year of Africa’s premier award for youth entrepreneurship.