Apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme for Young African Entrepreneurs

What is the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme?

Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthrophic institution in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa. www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/programme

The 7 pillars of TEF ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME?

  1. Mentoring
  2. Start-up Enterprise Toolkit
  3. Online Resources
  4. Meetups
  5. Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum
  6. Seed Capital Funding
  7. TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Alumni Network

The pillars have been designed to address the essential needs to ensure success for an African entrepreneur.

Who can apply?

The programme is open to all citizens and legal residents of any one of the 54 African countries. The proposed business must be registered and operate in Africa.

Applicants must be 18 years old and must not be considered a minor in their country of residence.  There is no upper-limit age restriction.

The programme is not open to research institutions, faith based organisations, value adding trading companies, government contractors and businesses not located in Africa.  Businesses must not adversely affect the environment, lives and property. Business ideas must be for profit, and must be the original work of those making the submission.

To Apply

All applications must be submitted ONLINE through the application platform of the TEF Connect. You must complete an application form by answering a series of mandatory questions.

After submission, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt within 1 working day.

Visit the official website for further information, here.

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