Saturday, December 14, 2019
Home > Entrepreneurship > Tony Elumelu Foundation To Open Applications For 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme In January
EntrepreneurshipOpportunities

Tony Elumelu Foundation To Open Applications For 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme In January

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) —Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs—will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020.

Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation.

The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to entrepreneurs from across Africa,either with new startup ideas or existing businesses of less than 3 years existence, operating in any sector. Successful applicants will join the over 9,000 current beneficiaries,from 54 African countries, and receive business training, mentoring, a non-refundable $5,000 of seed capital and global networking opportunities.

Last year, the Foundation received about 216,000 applications, with 42% coming from women entrepreneurs, from every country on the continent.

The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 young African entrepreneurs. The goal is to create millions of jobs and the revenue required for the sustainable development of the continent, implementing the philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions the private sector as the growth engine for Africa and emphasises the importance of creating social and economic wealth.

According to the Foundation’s 2018 Impact Report, 70% of the total number of businesses in its alumni network were still operational two years after benefiting from the Programme.

The report also identified an increase of 189% revenue generated and 197% increase in the number of additional jobs created by beneficiaries post-graduation from the Programme, as well as a 100% commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

5 thoughts on “Tony Elumelu Foundation To Open Applications For 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme In January

  1. Annet Natukunda

    Would love ti be part of fhis network

  2. Mutama John

    I like the the goals of the foundation and hope once given opportunity to be one of incubatees I will be among leading actors, the asset for social-economic change in the society. How I wish all people could go throu this!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *