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Apply Now for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018 $100 Million Grant To 10,000 African Entrepreneurs

Apply Now for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018 $100 Million Grant To 10,000 African Entrepreneurs
Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneurship, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme – TEEP is set to offer 10,000 aspiring African Entrepreneurs an opportunity to benefit from $100 million grant to create 1,000,000 jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy over the next 10 years.

Application Period: Interested entrepreneurs will be able to submit their applications to join the programme as from 1st January 2018 until Midnight WAT on March 1, 2018.

Is The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Offered annually? Yes. For a period of 10 years

About Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme  

Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has committed $100 million to create 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years. Elumelu made the commitment on Monday during a press conference in Lagos to announce the launch of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).

TEEP, a Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, is a multi-year programme of training, funding, and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy 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.

Who is Eligible For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme: 

All citizens (18 and above) and legal residents of all African countries with businesses that operate in Africa. The business/idea must be for profit and it (the business) must be 0-3 years old 

Programme Type: Funding for African Entrepreneurs

Number of Entrepreneurs: There are 1,000 positions available annually for 10 years

Value of Programme: The 1,000 start-ups selected from a pool of applicants across Africa will participate in a comprehensive programme which will include;
A customized 12-week business skills training course
Start-Up Enterprise Toolkit
Mentoring
Resource Library
2-Day Boot Camp
Seed Capital Funding
Elumelu Forum
Alumni Network

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Duration of Programme: The programme will identify and help grow 10,000 start-ups and young businesses from across Africa over the next 10 years. These businesses will in turn create 1,000,000 new jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy.

How to Apply For Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme: 

All applications must be submitted online through the TEEP Portal. Answer a series of mandatory questions and upload additional documents and identification materials. You will receive a confirmation email within 1 working day of submission.

More details about the program, including eligibility and the application and selection processes are available on the Tony Elumelu Foundation website. To apply, complete the online application at application.tonyelumelufoundation.org. The deadline is midnight (WAT) on 1 March 2018.

Sponsor: Tony Elumelu Foundation

Additional note:
In 2017, 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. 

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