Anzisha Prize Summit

On 15 April 2019, the Anzisha Prize will be hosting the first Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit. This will be a full-day conference experience in Johannesburg, South Africa that will explore and celebrate excellence and new approaches in entrepreneurship education as well as support for very young entrepreneurs.
It is our hope that this will become a premier gathering and platform for parents, teachers, investors and policy-makers defining the entrepreneurship ecosystem for under-25’s in Africa.

Why is this important?

Everyone agrees that entrepreneurship can drive job creation. But if there aren’t enough jobs to start with, we need to explore some big questions:

  • What does the transition from a high school and university directly into entrepreneurship look like?
  • What kind of experience, skills and support is required to be successful at a very young age?
  • How do we encourage the most talented young people to pursue this path rather than other careers?

This ground-breaking event will explore excellence in entrepreneurship education and celebrate approaches to supporting very young African entrepreneurs (15 to 25-year-olds).


Make sure that you catch the live broadcast

on CNBC Africa (DSTV channel 410).

8:20 WAT

9:20 CAT

10:20 EAT

If you are a young African entrepreneur who is already running a business, you should apply today for the Anzisha Prize and you could win a share of US$100 000!

Media Partners

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If you are a member of the media, and would like to cover the event, please contact us on to get your press accreditation.


The #AnzishaScenario Panel

Elizabeth Bintliff


Junior Achievement, Africa

Ekow Mensah


The African Network of Entrepreneurs

Koffi Assouan


Program Manager
Mastercard Foundation

Sibusiso "Dj Sbu" Leone

(South Africa)


The Incubator Panel

Aaron Fu


Managing Director

Carolyne Ekyarisiima


Apps and Girls

Clinton  Liederman

(South Africa)

Head of Innovation

The Educators Panel

Kwami Justina Morris


Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Educator
Ashesi University

Robert Mtshali

(South Africa)


Kirsty Pitman

(South Africa)

Springfield Convent School

Manal Elattir



The Investors Panel

Rapelang  Rabana 

(South Africa)

Founder & Chair
Re-kindle Learning

Sawa Nakagawa 

(South Africa)

ThreeArrows Impact Partners

Eric Osiakwan


Co-founder of Angel Fair Africa & Managing Partner at Chanzo Capital

Very Young Entrepreneurs Panel

Ancillar  Mangena

(South Africa)


Author of Forbes Africa 30 under 30

Vanessa Ishimwe


Founder of YIDA (Youth Initiative for Development in Africa)

Alina Karimamusama


Founder of

Youth Arize

Thando Hlongwane

(South Africa)

Founder of


The Parents Panel

Nthando Makwela

(South Africa)

Claudia  Makwela

(South Africa)


The inaugural summit is an invitation only event, and tickets are sold out. However, due to unprecedented demand and interest from our media campaigns, we have released a block of tickets on a waitlist. If you would like to apply for one of these tickets, please email with your name, contact details, organisation and why you would like to attend. We'll release as many tickets as we can before April 8th. There is no cost to attend, should you be awarded a ticket.