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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / March 22, 2012

Anzisha Prize Tour

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The Anzisha Prize Tour is on a continent-wide search for Africa’s rising young innovators. African Leadership Academy Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership will be hosting interactive information sessions across the African continent. Centre director Jamila Payne and Anzisha Prize program manager Chi Achebe will be conducting information sessions throughout March and April. To register, send your name, age, gender, email address, and session time of interest via online form on www.anzishaprize.org or email prize@anzishaprize.org. Register now, attendance is free but space is limited.

Upcoming dates:
Saturday March 17th 10am and 1pm – Lagos Nigeria, Wennovation Hub – Obasa Road off Oba-Akran Avenue, Ikeja
Monday March 26th 12pm – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Commission for Science & Technology – Ali Hassan Mwinyi Road
Wednesday March 28th 4pm – Nairobi, Kenya, iHub – Upper Hill Estate, 4th floor, Bishop Magua Centre on Ngong Road

The Anzisha Prize is a continent-wide youth innovation competition that promotes entrepreneurial projects amongst young people (age 15-20) in Africa. Finalists will win an all-expense paid trip to the African Leadership Academy campus in Honeydew, a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa to attend a week long entrepreneurship conference. Grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share $75,000 USD in cash prizes. This year, there will also be a special $10,000 award given to an Anzisha finalist with a renewable energy related project, courtesy of Silicon Valley Community Foundation Donor Circle for Africa.

The Anzisha Prize is now accepting applications. Visit www.anzishaprize.org to download the application form and review submission instructions. Application deadline is May 1, 2012. Early submissions are highly encouraged.

About the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize is managed out of African Leadership Academy’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Leadership, which was established through a $1.6 million multi-year partnership with The MasterCard Foundation. Through the Anzisha Prize, we seek to catalyze innovation and entrepreneurship among youth across the continent. For more information visit www.anzishaprize.org.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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