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The Anzisha Prize is Africa’s biggest award for her youngest entrepreneurs, and hands out over USD $100,000 every year in funding to the top 20 of Africa's very youngest and brightest entrepreneurs.

Every year we host an Awards Gala where the young entrepreneurs are awarded their prize money and the grand prize winners are announced. The day before, we host a pitch competition where finalists present their businesses to the world in front of a panel of renowned judges.

October 22: The top 20 Anzisha Finalists will Pitch their business ideas

October 23: The Anzisha Prize Awards Gala will be held to top announce the grand prize winners

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The 2018 Anzisha Prize Awards Gala Judges

Chris Kwekowe

Chris is a young MIT-trained innovative Ed-Tech entrepreneur from Nigeria and a Forbes Under 30 honoree. He's passionate about technology and the average African youth. His current venture aims at developing the continent's young talents into world class professionals while providing smart AI-based tools to help businesses integrate top entry-level talents into their workforce.

Saran Kaba Jones

Saran Kaba Jones is the Founder and CEO of FACE Africa, a community development organization working to strengthen water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure and services in rural communities across sub-Saharan Africa.


Ntuthuko Shezi



Ntuthuko Shezi has over eight years experience in the venture capital and start-up environment.  He is the founder of Scratch Mobile, the only auto body repair, auto glass and tire replacement facility in the world located completely within an airport at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport.