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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 [$100 Million] – The Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications for 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme. www.tefconnect.com

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019.

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.

Elumelu Foundation $100 Million Entrepreneurship Programme.

Applications are invited for:

2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme (4,470 Entrepreneurs and Counting) – 5th Cycle

Description

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.

Outstanding African entrepreneurs running existing start-ups with high growth potential and aspiring business owners with transformative ideas are invited to apply. We are particularly looking to grow representation from French, Arabic and Portuguese speakers, as well as female entrepreneurs.

Inspired by Tony Elumelu’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism and his vision to institutionalise luck and democratise opportunity for a new generation of African entrepreneurs, the Foundation has implemented one of the most ambitious entrepreneurship programmes globally.

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Benefits.

Selected entrepreneurs from previous years have transformed their businesses and their communities after gaining from the Programme’s 7 pillars:

  • $5,000 in seed capital;
  • Business development training;
  • One-on-one mentoring;
  • Access to TEFConnect;
  • Pan-African meetups;
  • TEF network membership; and
  • Participation at the annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum, the largest convening of the African entrepreneurship ecosystem.

 

Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, stated:

  • “The private sector must be the core driver of Africa’s economic transformation, but this sector cannot attain its full potential if entrepreneurs are left behind
  • We call on all stakeholders – policymakers, business leaders and development agencies – to actively commit to creating a better future for our young Africans who have demonstrated intellect, skill, and passion, to empower them to succeed because their success is Africa’s success
  • The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is by far the most impactful project of my life and represents my commitment to transforming Africa through entrepreneurship”.

 

Parminder Vir, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation, said:

  • “Our entrepreneurs illustrate the Foundation’s commitment to transform the African economy, by building on the intelligence, skills and resourcefulness of Africans
  • I encourage all ambitious young Africans to take advantage of this unique opportunity”.

The Foundation, which has recently hosted President Macron of France, President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana in dynamic interactive sessions with young African entrepreneurs, is committed to supporting the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem – from the entrepreneurs themselves, governments who must provide enabling environments, to capital, advice and most importantly access and networks.

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Eligibility

  • The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to citizens and legal residents of all African countries, who run for-profit businesses based in Africa that are no older than three years.

 

Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Criteria

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.

 

Application Closing Date

1st March, 2019.

How to Apply for Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019.

Interested and qualified candidates should visit the Tony Elumelu Foundation application portal at www.tefconnect.com to apply.

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