2015 Anzisha prize opens its application window

4th March 2015 And more initiatives are coming up for bright young African entrepreneurs with the announcement that the application window for the Anzisha Prize is now open.

The Prize, which is in in its 5th year is calling on Africa’s youngest and most exciting social and business entrepreneurs under 22 years of age. The Anzisha Prize is a growing social impact program entirely focused on accelerating the entry of millions of young Africans into viable and exciting entrepreneurship opportunities within high growth economic sectors.

Because of the impact and success of the program so far, the African Leadership Academy and the MasterCard Foundation who are joint partners for the prize have extended their collaboration for a further five years.

Josh Adler, the Director for the Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership at African Leadership Academy, and Manager of the Anzisha program is quoted as saying “There are few programs with the reach and potential of the Anzisha Prize that are so focused on this age group, This year, we will see the various parts of the ecosystem we’ve been investing into since 2010 begin to really work together for the benefit of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs, wherever they may be!”

Each year, twelve finalists of the program win a two week trip to South Africa for a learning experience at the African Leadership Academy, and share over $75,000 USD in cash funding. At a Gala Dinner, the grand prize winner is announced and receives $25,000 with which to grow their business.

To be part of this or if you know someone who could use this cool opportunity, check out www.anzishaprize.org. Applications close on April 15th, 2015.

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