The 6th Anzisha Prize application phase is now open, and the search is on to find 12 of Africa’s youngest, most innovative social and business entrepreneurs under the age of 22. Organizers are calling for more nominations from the public this year to ensure they discover the very best talent on the continent.
Each of the 12 finalists will receive a $7,500 fellowship package with the ALA’s Youth Entrepreneur Support Unit (YES-U) which includes the Anzisha Week boot camp, mentorship and consulting services, travel opportunities to network and business equipment.
In addition, a new $25,000 prize category has been created to recognize Anzisha Fellows who have created further social and economic value through their ventures by effectively leveraging the opportunities provided by the fellowship with ALA.
The grand prize winner will take home $25,000, 1st runner-up will receive $15,000 and 2nd runner-up will receive $12,500. The remaining nine finalists will receive $2,500 USD each.
The prize is open to any African national under the age of 22 with an active project, social venture or for-profit business based on the continent. Judging criteria for the prize have been refined for 2016 to better represent the entrepreneurial talent that the Anzisha Prize wants to uncover and support. These criteria can be found in all application materials.
DEADLINE: April 15, 2016