The Tony Elumelu Foundation announces TEEP 2016, the second annual round of the Naira 17bn (US$100m equivalent) Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for emerging African entrepreneurs.
- In 2015, TEEP empowered 1,000 African entrepreneurs, selected from over 20,000 applicants, with start-up investment, active mentoring, business training, an entrepreneurship boot camp and regional networking across Africa.
- Entrepreneurs, with an average age range of 21-40, from 51 African countries completed the programme and received $5,000 in seed capital for their start-up businesses.
- The Tony Elumelu Foundation invested a total of $4,860,000, including $1,405,000 in agriculture; $410,000 in education and training; and $365,000 in manufacturing. The sector-agnostic programme funded start-ups across a further 20 industries, all based in Africa.
TEEP opens for entries at 00:00am WAT on 1st January 2016 and will accept applications until midnight WAT on March 1st, 2016. To be eligible, entrepreneurs must complete the online application form with questions on their background, experience and business idea, plans for growth and proposed pan-African impact. Further guidance and application procedures can be found on the online portal:http://TonyElumelufoundation.org/TEEP. Applications are reviewed by an Advisory Board of distinguished African entrepreneurs.
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