The African Leadership Academy (ALA) and the MasterCard Foundation invites young African innovative entrepreneurs to apply for the 2017 edition of the Anzisha prize competition (Anzisha Prize 2017). These organisations promote entrepreneurship in Africa by celebrating entrepreneurial achievement of young African youths who own existing businesses that benefit their communities and also solve social problems.

The Anzisha prize rewards young ambitious African entrepreneurs who have created businesses to provide solutions for social challenges or started successful businesses in their communities across Africa.

This opportunity selects 15 young innovative entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 as the finalist. These finalists shall, however, share the US$100,000 grand prize and receive consulting services as well as access to a network of global leaders.

“Finalists for the Prize win far more than access to a share of the pool of US$100,000 in prize money, they also access a business incubation fellowship aimed at growing their business and supporting their professional development,” said the senior program manager for the Anzisha Prize, Grace Kalisha in a press release.

The finalists will receive a fellowship package valued at US$7,500 with ALA’s Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit (YES-U) which includes the Anzisha Accelerator boot camp, mentorship and consulting services, travel opportunities to network and business equipment.

In order to be eligible to apply for Anzisha Prize, the entrepreneur should be a national of an African country, be between the ages of 15 and 22, and be a founder or founding member of a running venture in any sector.

Applications for Anzisha Prize 2017 are currently on-going and  open to entrepreneurs between 15 – 22 years old, and set to close on April 1, 2017

Young Africa entrepreneurs should seize this opportunity and apply.

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