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Training and Funding for African Entrepreneurs from The Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019

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2019/03/01
Training and Funding for African Entrepreneurs from The Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019

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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.

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. 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.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Outstanding African entrepreneurs running existing start-ups with high growth potential and aspiring business owners with transformative ideas are invited to apply.
  2. They are particularly looking to grow representation from French, Arabic and Portuguese speakers, as well as female entrepreneurs.
  3. 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. The deadline for applications submission is March 1, 2019.

Applications will be judged based on criteria including:

  1. Feasibility, scalability and potential for growth of the product/service.
  2. Market opportunity for the idea/business.
  3. Financial understanding, leadership potential and entrepreneurial skills.

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Eligibility

Nationality
Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Comoros, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, Sudan, Somalia, Tunisia
Country of residence
Central African Republic, South Africa
Gender
Both gender
Interest
Entrepreneurship

Opportunity Information

Opportunity Targeting
Young Professionals, Mid Career Professionals
Funding
Full funding
Opportunity Coverage
Participation fees, Other
Opportunity will take place in
Nigeria
Required Documents
others

Educational Conditions

Required Specialties
All Specialties
Educational Level
No Education Level is Required
Required Languages
No Language Required
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The Tony Elumelu Foundation

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is an African non-profit organization founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu and headquartered in... More details