The honorees are a diverse group of five female and five male entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25.
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The Anzisha Prize has celebrated young entrepreneurs and believes that successful transitions from school to entrepreneurship are under-invested over the past decade.
The names on this list exemplify the Prize’s longstanding belief that more young people should choose entrepreneurship to help lessen youth unemployment on the continent.
“As the youth unemployment rate increases and young people battle to find gainful employment, we want to ignite conversations about the support needed for young people to pursue entrepreneurship as a career choice.
“Educators, parents, investors, and policymakers have the power to influence the decisions of young people to view entrepreneurship as an option,” Melissa Mbazo – Ekpenyong, Deputy Director at Anzisha Prize, said in a release.
Meet the entrepreneurs below: