Anzisha Prize Venture Building Fellowship

Africa’s biggest venture-building fellowship for her youngest entrepreneurs aged 15 -22 years.

The Anzisha Prize is a 3-year fellowship program that supports the growth of young entrepreneurs and recognises and incentivises their achievements. Our model –The Anzisha Methodology –equips young people with the tools and resources needed to run successful businesses.At the end of the second year, entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses and successes for a chance to win their share of grand cash prizes.

We believe fundamentally in the power of youth-led change. Africa needs strong, innovative entrepreneurial young leaders to create jobs, solve problems and drive our economies. The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 30 applicants from across Africa will be selected to join the three-year venture-building fellowship to help build and run sustainable businesses.

Successful applicants will be inducted into our three-year fellowship where they will have access to learning camps, educational and experiential opportunities, and high-touch business support. Fellows will become members of an active and dynamic community of changemakers across Africa who are exploring how to drive, scale, and make positive and lasting change in their communities through entrepreneurship.

At the end of the second year, entrepreneurs will pitch their businesses and successes within the fellowship for a chance to win theirshare of prizes to the value $200 000 USD.The Grand Prizes are split into 4 categories: The Job Creation Prize, Revenue Growth Prize, Storytelling Prize, and Integrating Systems and Processes Prize.

The Anzisha Prize Venture Building Fellowship is a partnership between the African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation that seeks to fundamentally and significantly increase the number of very young job-generative entrepreneurs in Africa.

A Proud Partnership Between

Mastercard Foundation
African Leadership Academy