News & Announcements

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

Anzisha Prize 2014 application data: Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in North and Central Africa?

March 31st, 2014 by

Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or involved…

Past Anzisha Prize finalists urge young entrepreneurs to enter for 2014

March 26th, 2014 by

Organisers of the Anzisha Prize recently held a series of events in Kenya that reunited Anzisha fellows from years past and urged young people to enter this year’s prize.

One week left to apply for the Anzisha Prize

March 24th, 2014 by

Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs have one more week to apply for the Anzisha Prize, the continent’s premier award for entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 years who have started and are actively running innovative social ventures or for-profit businesses with potential.

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

March 12th, 2014 by

Melissa Mbazo asked four judges the same three questions to find out what they think the key ingredients are for young entrepreneurial success. Here is what they had to say.

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

March 5th, 2014 by

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the continent’s youngest entrepreneurs, these challenges are even more severe.

Why apply for the Anzisha Prize? Past finalists share how they benefited

February 27th, 2014 by

Applications for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs, are now open for 2014 and will be accepted until April 1.

Two weeks in – 72 applications strong!

February 25th, 2014 by

Two weeks after the 2014 Anzisha Prize search launched, we’ve received 72 applications! Countries leading the charge: – Nigeria (21) – Kenya (18) – South…

Welcome to our new country partners!

February 13th, 2014 by

The Anzisha Prize team would like to welcome 7 more country partners that are joining us in our effort to find, celebrate, and support Africa’s best…

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

February 13th, 2014 by

A look at last year’s finalists and what made their application stand out in the Anzisha Prize selection process.

The Anzisha Prize team grows stronger with 4 new country partners!

February 12th, 2014 by

Four new countries partners have joined us in promoting the Anzisha Prize to amazing young entrepreneurs in their countries! Welcome to AIESEC South Africa, FAWE…

Arabic and French versions of the website and application forms coming soon!

February 10th, 2014 by

The English language version of the 2014 Anzisha Prize website and application forms are now available!  The French and Arabic language versions will be available…

PRESS RELEASE: ANZISHA PRIZE 2014 IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

February 10th, 2014 by

ANZISHA PRIZE PARTNERS WITH YOUTH NGO’s TO FIND AFRICA’S BEST YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS Entries Now Open for $75,000 Youth Entrepreneurship Prize  Johannesburg, South Africa (10 February…