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.

Latest News

 

Anzisha Prize finalists to be announced on Monday!

By Josh Alder | August 16, 2012

This Monday, 20th August, thirteen 2012 finalists selected from a competitive initial pool of 270 entrepreneurs from around the continent will be announced!

20 YEAR OLD ANDREW MUPUYA – Uganda’s first paper bag producer – wins $30,000 USD Anzisha prize award

By Josh Alder | August 30, 2012

On August 29th, 2012, at The Venue in Sandton, Johannesburg, 20 year-old Andrew Mupuya of Uganda was announced as the Grand Prize Winner of the second annual Anzisha Prize

Anzisha Prize application forms now mobile-friendly…

By Josh Alder | January 31, 2013

This year we’re doing our best to make sure that people can apply as easily as possible.

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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!