Prizes totaling $75,000 went to inventors of uniquely African solutions ranging from a low-tech milk cooperative to an electronic currency platform.
Winners were chosen from among 494 young entrepreneurial applicants in 33 African countries vying for a chance to get global recognition and ongoing support to scale their enterprises and expand their impact.
The Anzisha Prize team — a partnership between the African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation — searched for African entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22, according to an earlier AFKInsider report.
Nigerian Chris Kwekowe, 22, is the grand prize winner of $25,000. He is the founder of Slatecube, a job placement service and job-relevant skills-learning platform. Slatecube has already enjoyed success and has the potential for scale. Judges were impressed with its ability to inspire other youth interested in entrepreneurship, according to Anzisha.org.
Available at: http://afkinsider.com/107078/rewarding-youth-led-change-in-africa-anzisha-prize-winners-2015/