Apply For Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2018

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa. The Programme, in its 4th cycle, is Tony Elumelu Foundation’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024.
1,000 entrepreneurs will be selected based on the viability of their idea, including: market opportunity; financial understanding; scalability; and leadership and entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in the application.


The Programme provides critical tools for business success, including:

Training:12 weeks of intensive online training which guides creating and managing a business

Mentoring: A world-class mentor to guide during the early transformation stages of the business

Funding:$5,000* in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding

Network: Access to the largest network of African start-ups and TEF’s own global contacts

Eligibility Requirements for Tony Elumelu Foundation Application 2018:

The business must be based in Africa

The business must be for profit

The business must be 0-3 years old

Applicants must be at least 18 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country

How to apply

To apply, complete the online application at

The deadline is midnight (WAT) on 1 March 2018.


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