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10 great funding opportunities for African entrepreneurs

When interviewing entrepreneurs in Africa for my blog, one of the recurring challenges mentioned is access to finance.

So I have compiled a list of 10 different foundations and entrepreneurship awards that are open to African start-ups, and that can offer a much needed boost of capital and/or business support/advisory. 3,236 more words


Women Entrepreneurs among Anzisha Prize top finalists

 A total of five female entrepreneurs have made it to the Anzisha Prize finalists this year. Hidaya Ibrahim, 21, co-founded an education venture that organizes capacity building activities for students to increase their critical thinking, analytical research and writing skills. 736 more words

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Four young African agri-preneurs seizing opportunities in farming

Over 500 of Africa’s youngest entrepreneurs applied for the 2015 Anzisha Prize. The competition, which recognises and celebrates entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22, will be announcing this year’s 12 finalists in upcoming months. 629 more words


African Youngsters Changing the Norms

The future of Africa. Photo credit: http://www.tomorrowtoday.co.za

“To change the future of Africa, the mindset of the young people must change as well. Africa needs home-grown, local talent like Ackun to solve today’s problems and tomorrow’s catastrophes.”

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Alain Nteff, camerounais candidat pour une bourse de 25000 $ US du prix Anzisha Prize

12 jeunes entrepreneurs africains de moins de 23 ans et originaires de toute l’Afrique ont été sélectionnés dans le cadre du Prix Anzisha,doté d’une bourse d’un montant total de 75000 dollars américains, organisé et sponsorisé par  African Leadership Academy, Donors Circle for Africa et la MasterCard Foundation. 1,117 more words


Andrew Mupuya Builds Successful Paper Bag Company in Uganda from $14 Start

Award-winning entrepreneur Andrew Mupuya was just 16 years old when he decided to take on the world.  That was back in 2008, when both of Mupuya’s parents had lost their jobs and could only afford to cover his school fees. 666 more words


"Talent Is Universal, Opportunity is not"

We came across the Anzisha Prize initiative today and absolutely love it!

This initiative falls in line with IYAN’s belief that opportunity is an invaluable tool and without these opportunities, dreams die. 89 more words