News & Announcements

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


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…

A look back at Anzisha Prize 2013 (Video)

February 1st, 2014 by

Relive the 2013 Anzisha Prize from end-to-end. From the search and selection, to Anzisha Prize Week and the final gala awards.

Entrepreneurs – Collaborate, don’t compete! (The results of our #GEW event)

January 12th, 2014 by

What happens when you put amazing young entrepreneurs and mentors into a room for a great debate? You get an amazing collection of knowledge! We…

How Cape Town-based Funda wants to change the way we learn

December 19th, 2013 by

Just a few hours before I sat down for an interview with Kola Olajide, his company Funda signed a US$100,000 deal with a top university…

Anzisha Prize launches new country partner program

December 3rd, 2013 by

We’re excited to launch a completely new approach to partnerships for 2014. From next year, the Anzisha Prize team will work with dedicated country partners…

Anzisha’s 2013 Global Entrepreneurship Week Event: “Collaborate, Not Compete”

November 26th, 2013 by

On Friday November 22, The Anzisha Prize at African Leadership Academy hosted a dialogue discussion, in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), in collaboration with Endeavor –…

Uganda’s Best Aiyorworth takes the grand prize!

August 30th, 2013 by

Uganda’s Best Aiyorworth has been named the Grand Prize Winner of the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s foremost youth entrepreneurship award. Her fellow countryman Titus Mawano was…

A big thank-you to our new goodie-bag sponsors

August 22nd, 2013 by

Anzisha’s 2013 Fellows to get tablets from Acer We are excited they will use them during the week and once they are back home to…

2013 Finalists announced and on their way to South Africa

August 6th, 2013 by

Twelve inspirational entrepreneurs from around Africa are the finalists for the prestigious Anzisha Prize, Africa’s foremost youth entrepreneurship award. The contenders, who hail from 10…

Malawian included in Top 25 young entrepreneurs from around Africa

July 11th, 2013 by

The Malawi Voice covered Gonjetso’s inclusion in our Semi-Finalist round in 2013. Read the full article here.

Closing date for entries extended to April 15, 2013

April 2nd, 2013 by

Due to overwhelming demand, the closing date for entries for the Anzisha Prize has been extended until April 15. With more than $75 000 USD…

Le Compte à Rebours Commence!

March 10th, 2013 by

Le compte à rebours commence: Plus qu’un mois pour prendre part au concours des jeunes entrepreneurs d`Afrique qui recevront $75000. Les jeunes entrepreneurs du continent…