Watch the 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards Gala Below!

Watch the Anzisha Prize Awards Gala to find out who will win $25 000 from this year's top 20 Anzisha Prize finalists today. Be inspired by the impact that very young entrepreneurs are making on the African continent.

2018 Anzisha Prize Grand Prize Winners

2018 Grand Prize Winner

$25 000

Anzisha_fb_17sept18_Melissa-Bime

2018 First Runner Up

$15 000

Alhaji Siraj Bah

2018 Second Runner Up

$12 500

Anzisha_fb_19sept18_Joan-Nalubega

About the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Application are closed and will open in February 2019.

The Anzisha Program is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation that seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of job generative entrepreneurs in Africa. We believe that a key to doing so is to test, implement and then share models for identifying, training and connecting high potential, very young entrepreneurs (15 to 22 year olds) so that many more organisations have better collective success in creating a pipeline of entrepreneurs with the capabilities for scale.

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Young Emerging Entrepreneurs Share Anzisha Prize, Africa’s Premier Award for Young Entrepreneurs

By Anzisha Team | October 25, 2017

22 year old, Ibrahima Ben Aziz Konate from Cote D’Ivoire takes Anzisha Grand Prize African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation are pleased to announce that…

Laying Solid Foundations for Entrepreneurial Success

By Sihle Magubane | September 29, 2017

Too often, most budding  entrepreneurs think: “If I have the right idea, at the right time, I will be able to attract the customers and…

10 Key Finance Terms for Entrepreneurs

By Stephen Fox | September 21, 2017

Successfully raising capital for a new venture is extremely difficult.  Initially, friends and family may form a significant component of investment, but approaching more serious…

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Anzisha Entrepreneur Profiles

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Aly Abdelazam

20 year old Aly is founder of Teens Club, a youth empowerment organization. Teens Club provides teenagers with a platform to develop themselves professionally by linking them up with experts, improving their skillsets, and providing a safe space for the expression of opinions and talents.

 

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Asha Abbas

Aurateen provides counseling services both online and in person, and works with medical practitioners and youth experts to educate about STDs.

 

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Benedict Kusi Ampofo

Project KIRIKU, a demonstration farm, is designed to create sustainable agricultural communities to minimize poverty by providing requisite skills, knowledge, and innovative technology, helping participating farmers and youth improve their agricultural yield through practice based learning.

 

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Heritiaina Randriamananatahina

Founded FIOMBONANA, an agro-processing enterprise that manufactures dairy products and confectioneries using only Madagascan raw materials, employing farmers and providing local job opportunities.

 

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Anzisha Prize Awards

In addition to the Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs, this year the program will be launching awards for professionals within the youth entrepreneurship ecosystem who contribute to the success of young entrepreneurs in their communities. We will celebrate individuals and groups who highlight and embody the spirit of the Anzisha program.

Look out for more information!