News & Announcements

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

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.

The perks and opportunities of being an Anzisha Fellow

June 17th, 2015 by

Anzisha Fellows have access to some of the best educators and coaches in the world for young entrepreneurs.

Anzisha Prize launches incubation programme for young African entrepreneurs

May 27th, 2015 by

The initiative will see 40 entrepreneurs receive professional business consultation services this year.

Anzisha Prize judges share what they look for in the next generation of innovators

April 8th, 2015 by

“I look for someone who is passionate about their business or cause. Despite their limitations they have a tenacious spirit and a can do attitude. They have a vision for themselves for the future accompanied by a good idea,” says Naadiya Moosajee, co-founder of SAWomEng in South Africa.

Want to apply for the Anzisha Prize? Here are some tips from past finalists

March 19th, 2015 by

“I think my application was noticed because I was able to demonstrate traction and I was clear as much as possible,” says Temitayo Olufuwa, founder of Jobs In Nigeria.

Os empreendedores mais jovens de África podem ganhar 75 000 $ ao candidatarem-se ao Prémio Anzisha de 2015

March 5th, 2015 by

Após o sucesso inicial, o Prémio Anzisha está em expansão para dar mais apoio a jovens empreendedores e organizações associadas de modo a impulsionar o crescimento económico pan-africano até 2020.

Les jeunes entrepreneurs africains ont une chance de gagner 75 000 $ en participant au Prix Anzisha 2015

March 5th, 2015 by

Après son succès initial, le Prix Anzisha se prolonge jusqu’en 2020 pour renforcer son soutien aux jeunes entrepreneurs et aux organisations partenaires afin de dynamiser la croissance économique panafricaine.

Anzisha Prize expands programs and looks ahead to 2020

February 26th, 2015 by

 The Anzisha Prize is expanding, after initial success, to provide increased support to entrepreneurial youth and partner organisations to drive pan-African economic growth to 2020…

Five youths hoping to be named Africa’s top young entrepreneur for 2015

February 25th, 2015 by

It has been less than a week since applications for the 2015 Anzisha Prize opened, and there are already around 30 applicants. Here is a taste of some of them.

Entries now open for Africa’s $75,000 youth entrepreneurship prize

February 19th, 2015 by

Entries are now open for the Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s top young entrepreneurs. Over US$75,000 in cash prizes will be shared among 12 of the continent’s most exciting young social and business entrepreneurs.

Visa denied! How a broken dream triggered this young Kenyan entrepreneur

February 11th, 2015 by

“Looking back, I’m happy my US visa was denied because it made me do something at home.”

Finding Africa’s top young entrepreneurs: Looking back on the 2014 Anzisha Prize

November 9th, 2014 by

“To think of the Anzisha Prize as a once-a-year event would be an underestimate of the programme,” says Josh Adler, director of the Centre of Entrepreneurial Leadership at ALA.