2017 Anzisha Prize

2017 Anzisha Prize for young African entrepreneurs

2017 Anzisha Prize will be the 6th edition of the awards. If you did not apply for it last year, here’s your chance again.

The Anzisha Prize is an initiative of the Africa Leadership Academy and the MasterCard Foundation. They are looking for the best young entrepreneurs in Africa.

There will be a $100,000 (sh.10,300,000) in cash prizes for the 12 entrepreneurs that will be selected. Entrepreneurial Leadership training, Consultation and mentorship services will be some of the other benefits you should expect from the 2017 Anzisha Prize.


  • You must be between 15 and 22 years old with an ID document or Passport to present as evidence. Anyone born before April 16, 1994 or after April 16, 2001 will not be considered.
  • You must be a national of an African country with a business based in Africa for African customers/ beneficiaries.
  • Your business must be up and running. The Anzisha Prize is not for great ideas or business plans – you must have already started, and be able to prove it! You have time to get started now and have tangible results to share before applications open.
  • Your business, invention or social project can be in any field or industry (science and technology, civil society, arts and culture, sports, etc.). Any kind of venture is welcome to apply.
  • Individuals who apply must be one of the founding members of a business (for example, 2 or 3 co-founders who started a business together). One person can apply for the Prize, on behalf of the team.

The criteria for 2017 Anzisha Prize, as summarized in the photo, include a venture that creates jobs.

Application for deadline is April 1st. Don’t miss out again, you can go ahead and apply for the Anzisha Prize today.