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How this young entrepreneur built his township cycle tour …

During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, entrepreneurial activity flourished as South Africans prepared to host an influx of sporting fans and...
Anzisha Team
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$75,000 Anzisha Prize for young entrepreneurs announces 2014 finalists

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying...
josh
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Anzisha Prize team travels across Africa to meet semifinalists

About a month ago Raphaelle Nemo landed in Lomé, Togo. She had travelled from South Africa and was on her way to meet two...
Anzisha Team
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Women lag in youth entrepreneurship in Africa

Over two-thirds of applications for the 2014 Anzisha Prize were by men.
Anzisha Team
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How David Mwendele is making money to fund his …

Tanzanian social entrepreneur David Mwendele was born into a poor family, lived on the streets when his parents separated and was eventually taken in...
Anzisha Team
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How Freddie the Dreamer introduced technology in rural Tanzania

Tanzanian entrepreneur Frederick Swai says that in his rural village in the Mbeya region, “almost 90% of the youth know how to use computers”,...
Anzisha Team
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Anzisha Prize 2014 application data: Is youth entrepreneurship lagging in …

Data from this year’s Anzisha Prize applications reveal a potential shortage of young entrepreneurs who are women, are from North and Central Africa or...
josh
3 min read

The Anzisha Prize: Combating the challenges facing young entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs in Africa typically face a wide variety of challenges, most notably access to finances, investor confidence and lack of infrastructure. But for the...
josh
3 min read

Young Ugandan creates business management app for SMEs

Ugandan Titus Mawano is the 23-year-old entrepreneur behind Ffene, an award-winning business management platform for African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that assists with...
josh
3 min read