APPLY: Anzisha prize (for young African entrepreneurs)

Anzisha prize for young African entrepreneurs

APPLY: Anzisha prize (for young African entrepreneurs)

Deadline: April 1, 2017


Do you know any young entrepreneur solving social problems through his/her business? Recommend the Anzisha prize to him or her.


What is The Anzisha Prize?

The Anzisha Prize is Africa’s premier award for her youngest entrepreneurs. The award seeks to award and celebrate young African entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists are selected to come to South Africa for an all-expense paid trip to South Africa for entrepreneurial leadership training and to be inducted into the Anzisha fellow network pool. Learn more about Anzisha here.


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The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $100,000 USD. The fellowship continues thereafter, offering them business consulting services to unlock growth potential in their venture, connecting them to a global network of leaders, providing access to global speaking opportunities, and supporting their professional development.


Who can apply for Anzisha Prize?

In order to apply for the Anzisha Prize, you must demonstrate the following:
  • You must be between 15 and 22 years old with an ID document or Passport to present as evidence. Anyone born before April 16, 1995 or after April 16, 2002 will not be considered.
  • You must be a national of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/ beneficiaries.
  • Your business must be up and running. The Anzisha Prize is not for great ideas or business plans – you must have already started, and be able to prove it! You have time to get started now and have tangible results to share before applications open.


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  • Your business, invention or social project can be in any field or industry (agriculture, manufacturing, science and technology, civil society, arts and culture, sports, etc.). Any kind of venture is welcome to apply.
  • Individuals who apply must be one of the founding members of a business (for example, 2 or 3 co-founders who started a business together).


The Anzisha Fellow Experience

Along with a shared amount of US$100 000, fellows will have access to a range of opportunities!

  • Experts in Residence Program: The Experts in Residence Program brings an expert to campus to offer sector specific advice to fellows.
  • Anzisha Accelerator Camp:All finalists come to African Leadership Academy’s campus for an all expenses paid fortnight of training, coaching and networking.
  • Regional Indabas:Indabas are regional gatherings throughout Africa which allow Anzisha Fellows and ALA alumni to remain connected.


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  • The Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit:YES-U is a collaboration between leading business incubators on the continent for the purpose of offering customised business support for Fellows.
  • Global Speaker Circuit:The Global Speaker Circuit enables Anzisha Fellows to serve as the voice of African youth at various speaking engagements and conferences.
  • Anzisha Prize Night:The Anzisha Prize Night is a glamorous celebration of youth entrepreneurship at its best. It is an event structured and marked to enable the finalists to realise that they have arrived on the global entrepreneurship scene!


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For more information, click here.


To find answers to any questions you might have on the Prize, click here.


To apply, You can apply for the Anzisha Prize by submitting an online application form in a language of your choice.
  • For English:                               Click here.
  • For French:                               Click here.
  • For Portuguese:                       Click here.
  • For Arabic:                                Click here.



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