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Every year the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for its youngest entrepreneurs, selects 12 of the continent’s top entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 to gain access to Anzisha’s community of mentors, business contacts, investors and other young business owners. To find out what it takes to be young and successful, How we made it in Africa spoke to the top three award winners from 2013’s Anzisha Prize. Best Ayiorwoth (22), founder of GIPOMO, Uganda When Best Ayiorwoth lost her parents at a young age, she had to cut short her high school education because her older siblings struggled...

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In September 2014, 12 entrepreneurial minds between the ages of 15-22 were flown to Johannesburg from across Africa to attend a week of business mentorship at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg. They are this year’s Anzisha’s fellows, handpicked by a select team of judges and industry experts after months of searching the continent for the brightest young innovators. The 2014 Anzisha Prize finalists and winners. The application process was tough last year, to say the least. No fewer than 339 applications were received from 32 African countries after running social media campaigns and working with various youth entrepreneurship...

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