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Apply Now!! Applications Now Open For US$100m Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneurship – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa.

 To apply, complete the online application at www.application.tonyelumelufoundation.org.  The deadline is midnight (WAT) on 1 March 2018. 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

The Programme, in its 4th cycle, is TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024.

TEF Founder, serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu, CON said:

“When we launched the TEF Programme and committed $100 million to empowering Africa’s entrepreneurs, I knew we would create impact, but I never imagined it would be impact of this magnitude. We have unleashed a movement of African entrepreneurs — a force so strong, so inspiring, that I am confident they will collectively transform Africa. We need Africa’s best and brightest entrepreneurs to come learn, grow their businesses and build our continent.”

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.

Eligibility:

  1. The business must be based in Africa
  2. The business must be for profit
  3. The business must be 0-3 years old
  4. Applicants must be at least 18 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country

CEO of the Foundation, Parminder Vir OBE said: “We encourage women, French and Portuguese speakers to apply. Our 3,000 alumni are already growing their businesses and improving lives. If you have a transformational business or an idea, we have an opportunity for you.”

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30 thoughts on “Apply Now!! Applications Now Open For US$100m Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

  1. Okech Borniventure

    Am a Ugandan and I have been in agriculture business for close to 3 years. Kindly help get me be involved in this competition of Tonny Elumelu Foundation

  2. KAKOOZA GEOFREY DANIEL

    Am Kakooza Geofrey,I just started farming for a period of one year and would like to get some capital to boost my farm.kindly help me get involved in the Tony Elumelu Foundation

  3. Opio Jimmy Joseph

    Africa is in the hands of youth Like me …am from Uganda (East Africa) I believe through commercial Agriculture and adding value to agricultural products through mechanising.

  4. I am beekeeper located in Kotido, Karamoja semi arid land in north eastern Uganda I have 50 local bee hives and I would like to commercialize apiculture through manufacture of bee hive ,bee suits value addition ( Bee Venom, Pollen, Beeswax, Propolis, Honey, royal jelly and bee packages ).

  5. TAPINESS WANYANA

    Metcalfe Investment Group (MIG) is Ugandan based with aim of being the leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm. We believe in the investment standard where we are mandated by license and credential to ensure that an investment is not only suitable at the time of investment, but also that the particular investment is in the best interest of the client. MIG is built around three pillars of activity that is industry, service and energy which have, to date, achieved aggregate capital commitments from investors. It also has a history of successfully existing investments and delivering strong returns to its investors.

    MIG aims to promote enterprise development by helping business gain access to finance, building its skills, and helping to add value to its activities.

    We missed the deadline for application however I was wondering, Are there other opportunities that our organization can be involved in?

  6. SARAH JOAN NAMIREMBE

    would love to join the elumelu foundation
    im starting up an ngo for supporting ex prisoners

  7. Anoso sarah

    Just leant about tony elumelu foundation and am interested in expanding my business of making books when is the next programme and how do I apply

  8. KATO WALTER ERIGA (U.G)

    Congratulations Mr.Tony.O.Elumelu for this foundation that is continuing to change the face of Africa through your kind acceptance to support innovative yet entrepreneurial ideas that are critical towards Africas’ economy transformation.

    Thanks a lot Tony Elumelu Foundation and kind regards.

  9. Eriab Thembo

    We need 1000s of Elumelu in Africa to transform the continent!
    We tired of leaders who suffer from entrepreneurial coccidiosis!
    I have a dream of empowering 1 million African Youth through making and installing 2 Million Hives fully stocked with bees!

  10. My name is Bwamale Eriano from Uganda.
    I am now two year in Agriculture as a farmer and encouraging most youth to get involved in Agriculture as a business.
    I kindly request your organization to allow me get involved in your activities by giving me an ID so that i can be able to apply for support from your organization.
    Thank you.

  11. Please guide me on how to apply at the TEF, I am working towards starting up an IT company. I already made a needs assessment and have s number of fresh graduates to employ but i don’t have money to pay them.

  12. I need USD 50’000. To work on certification and export of our products to Japan. I already secured order. How can you help me to achieve my dreams. Regards

  13. We are Heads & Teachers Association Limited.
    We would like to start grinding maize and add value for both human and animal consumption.

    Guide us on how to apply.

  14. I am from Uganda, i would request money to buy farm produce.

  15. Asaba Kanyabwoya

    I am in need of an application form for 2019

  16. Mucunguzi Steven

    Hello how is Elumelu foundation?

  17. Ssegujja

    We are an Association of teachers in Mubende Municipality. keep us informed on how programs run.

  18. OYERGIWU EDWARD

    my name is Oyergiwu Edward from Uganda i have been in sandal making for now two years we make durable sandals out of recycling old car tire that we artistically use as sole for the sandal we have i big vision to grow this business. i want to join in this big opportunity how do i apply thanks

  19. christine Asingwire

    I have loved to apply for funding because I have aproject of Butare irish potatoes farming project in Kabale along Katuna road.I love Tony elumeru foundation. I would like to change Africans.
    Thank you

  20. christine Asingwire

    My name is Christine Asingwire from Uganda, Kabale District, along Katuna road growing Irish potatoes , our project is Butare Irish potatoes Farming Project after producing them we process the into chips and crisps for sell to customers so we have loved Tony elumeru foundations to fund our project in Africa.

    Thank you

  21. Efiti

    Efiti Filliam, a Lecturer
    I have envisioned a lucrative business in piggery as consumption of pork is shooting up each day in Mbale Eastern Uganda. As a result, I have just started a small personal piggery project. Hope for funding to expand it to meet the massive market in Eastern Uganda, the entire country, and possibly outside Uganda.

  22. Efiti Filliam

    Efiti Filliam, a Lecturer
    I have envisioned a lucrative business in piggery as consumption of pork is shooting up each day in Mbale Eastern Uganda. As a result, I have just started a small personal piggery project. Hope for funding to expand it to meet the massive market in Eastern Uganda, the entire country, and possibly outside Uganda.

  23. W. P. Anthony

    where can one find your offices apart from Nigeria

  24. Kehinde

    I am interested, ho do i apply?

  25. SOGNIGBE Monique

    I’m interested

  26. David Ikoko-Enajeroh O.

    I just got wind of it over radio, i am interested how do i key into it.

  27. Mutai evans

    Is the applications still open

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