Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programm

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programm


  • The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, founded by the entrepreneur, respected investor and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu.

    Details

  • The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to startup entrepreneurs, with innovative business ideas or businesses that have been in existence for less than 3 years, in any sector, from across Africa.

  • The Programme is the $100 million commitment by African investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs in 10 years, with the goal of creating millions of jobs and new revenue on the continent.

  • The programme implements Mr Elumelu’s Africapitalism philosophy, which positions the private sector as the catalyst for African economic transformation, and an investment approach that values the creation of both social and economic wealth.

  • In commemoration of its 10th year anniversary, the Foundation will announce further enhancements to the Programme, providing additional benefits to Africa’s rapidly growing youth demographic.

  • The changes in the 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme emphasise a personalised entrepreneurship journey for every applicant and opening the platform to ensure a higher number of people trained, amplifying the Programme’s impact and reach.

  • In just five years, the Programme has empowered over 9,000 beneficiaries from all 54 African countries, with training, mentorship and seed funding.

  • The goal is to create millions of jobs and the revenue required for the sustainable development of the continent, implementing the philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector as the growth engine for Africa and emphasises the importance of creating social and economic wealth.

  • Successful applicants will join the over 9,000 current beneficiaries, from 54 African countries, and receive business training, mentoring, a non-refundable $5,000 of seed capital and global networking
    opportunities.

    Programme Eligibility

  • 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.

  • All businesses must be business ideas or an early stage company, in the range of 0 to 3 years old.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programm


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