$75,000 Anzisha Prize Award for Young Entrepreneurs (Apply Now)
There is good news for young entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 that have a running business or project which cuts across any field ranging from arts and culture to science and technology or even civil society.
The African Leadership Academy (ALA) in partnership with MasterCard Foundation has announced that young social and business entrepreneurs are currently been invited to apply for the 2015 Anzisha Prize award for Young Entrepreneurs, which will close on April 15.
The Anzisha award is an event that seeks to reward young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to common challenges or implemented effective businesses within their communities. 12 finalists selected from the continent (Africa) will win an all-expense-paid trip to South Africa as part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference on the campus of African Leadership Academy and a $75,000 cash funding will be shared among the grand prize winners.
Speaking on the award, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of the MasterCard Foundation, asserts that “We have already seen the Anzisha Effect at work through the inspirational stories and leadership of Anzisha Fellows like Laetitia Mukungu, Andrew Mupuya, and Thato Kgatlhanye. They are now globally recognized and celebrated role models. We’re excited about expanding our support of the Anzisha Prize so that many more young entrepreneurs in Africa can make a lasting impact in their communities and countries.”
Potential Anzisha fellows will be judged based on the impact, ingenuity, scalability, and leadership potentials of their businesses. Young people from any background are encouraged to apply in any of these languages, English, Portuguese, Arabic, or French, and may check the requirements for registering here.
The Anzisha Prize is managed out of African Leadership Academy’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership, established through a multi-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. Through it, organizers seek to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship among youth across the continent.
Prospective young entrepreneurs who wish to create the Anzisha effect can apply here (Please note: Application is now closed) but you can follow the Anzisha of the event on Facebook for updates on the next round.
I urge our young fans @TheTotalEntrepreneurs to accord themselves this opportunity to showcase their businesses/projects. Remember, the application closes on April 15, 2015.
Share with your loved ones if you are older than the stipulated age. GoodLuck.