The 2021 Tony Elumelu Foundation Programme (up to $ 5 000)

Posted on Jan. 24, 2021 by
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Deadline 31 March 2021

Do you have a business idea or startup business that is less than 5 years old? The Tony Elumelu Foundation is accepting applications from young African men and women to the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a $100million commitment made by the Elumelu family to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a 10-year period through, training, mentorship and funding. The goal is to create at least 1million jobs and contribute over $10billion in revenue to the African economy.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Programme, is now entering its 7th year and has empowered to date, over 9,000 young African entrepreneurs from 54 African countries.

  1. Benefits
  • $ 5,000 no-refundable seed capital
  • Business training
  • Mentorship
  • Access to networking opportunities

II. How to apply?

All applicants will be required to:  

  • Complete all mandatory fields in the online application form on TEFConnect. 
  • Submit the form 
  • Attach all the requested documents (valid identity card and photo headshot) and upload the required documents 
  • Expect Foundation comments. 

 TEFConnect can only be accessed by a single email account. It is important that all applicants register with an email to which they have regular access. 

To apply please Click here

For more information please visit Tony Elumelu Foundation Webpage

Please note that beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Foundation or their business partners, and persons disqualified under any previous TEF programme are not eligible to participate in the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.


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