News & Announcements

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

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.

West Africans shine at 2014 Anzisha Prize Gala Awards

September 30th, 2014 by

Alain Nteff (Cameroon), founder of Gifted Mom was announced as the grand prize winner of the 4th annual Anzisha Prize Award, receiving a US$25,000 cash prize to support his social business. He leads a rising tide of West African youth entrepreneurs.

Five esteemed African entrepreneurs to judge the Anzisha Prize 2014 Finalists

September 19th, 2014 by

Wendy Luhabe, Khanyi Dhlomo, Willy Mukiny Yav, Wanjiru Waweru Waithaka and Mohamed Nanabhay will decide which Anzisha finalists walks away with $75,000 in prizes.

$75,000 Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs announces 2014 finalists

August 26th, 2014 by

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying from tourism, art and energy.

Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

August 1st, 2014 by

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two 22-year-old entrepreneurs:Sam Kodo who started technology company Infinite Loop, and Koffi Akagla, founder of Super Energy, a maker of customised extension cords.

Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

May 8th, 2014 by

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Mahmood’s Reflections

April 6th, 2014 by

“The West African Indaba was an awe-inspiring and enjoyable for me both as a fellow and an individual. I must say, it’s a very thoughtful…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Andrew’s Reflections

April 5th, 2014 by

The Indaba was real very interesting, educative and inspiring. I love the Anzisha prize framework because it brings us together, exposes us to different Networks…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Lagos – Réflexions de Donald

April 4th, 2014 by

6 mois sont passés après cet incroyable séjour passé sur le campus de l’African Leadership Academy dans la fabuleuse ville de Johannesburg. 6 mois pendant lesquels…

Anzisha Prize Indaba – Nairobi – Domitila’s Reflections

April 3rd, 2014 by

My name is Domitila Silayo; I am 22years old, core founder of Jatropha Herbal Soap and the 2nd runner up of the Anzisha Prize competition…