Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship programme for African Entrepreneurs($5,000 Grant available)

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The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) —  an African private-sector-led philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs — will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020.

Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation.

The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup ideas or existing businesses of less than 3 years existence, operating in any sector. 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.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has opened applications for the 2020 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.

According to the foundation, 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.

In its 6th edition, the programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor, and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs.

Within the years, Africa Development Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Republic of Benin, Government of Botswana, Anambra government, and the US Consulate have all supported entrepreneurs through the programme.

Last year, 3,050 applicants were selected out of the 216,000 submitted applications, representing 58% male, 42% female. Some of the parameters used in selecting shortlisted applicants include feasibility, market opportunity, scalability, leadership skill, and viability of the idea.

Who can apply
You must have a business idea or a startup under 3 years of existence in any sector and any country across Africa.

What the TEF judges want to see in your application
Applications will be judged based on criteria including feasibility, scalability, and potential for growth of the product/service; market opportunity for the idea/business; financial understanding, leadership potential, and entrepreneurial skills.

What entrepreneurs stand to gain
Business Training
$5,000 non-refundable seed capital
Global Networking Opportunities

The application portal opens today, January 1 and closes midnight, March 1, 2020.

Fill the application form HERE on


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