Tony Elumelu

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.

Launched in 2015, The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and represents their 10-year, $100 million commitment, to identify and empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs, create a million jobs, and add $10 billion in revenues to Africa’s economy. There are 1,000 places available annually for the applications that are selected by the Selection Committee for placement in the programme.

Eligibility for
Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a Pan-African programme and open to business ideas from all the 54 African countries from which they will select the best business ideas for the programme.

To be eligible:

  • Business must be based in Africa
  • Business must be for profit
  • Business must be 0-3 years’ old
  • Applicants must be at least 18 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country

If your company is a partnership, only one nominated person from the business or the partnership is able to join the programme.

Judging Criteria

All applications will be judged on 5 core criteria, which are:

  1. Feasibility of the business idea.
  2. Market Opportunity: knowledge and understanding of the market, customers, and competitors for their idea/business.
  3. Financial Understanding: understanding of the basic financial requirements of running a business, costs, and revenues.
  4. Scalability: Demonstrates potential for replication and growth of their product or service to create jobs and wealth.
  5. Leadership Potential and Entrepreneurial Skills: Demonstrate leadership potential, capable of attracting people, customers, and resources.

How to Apply

  • You must complete an application form by answering a series of mandatory questions and uploading additional documents and identification materials.
  • After submission, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt within 1 working day.

Click here to Apply

Deadline: March 1st, 2019


8 thoughts on “The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019

  1. albello_250 on Reply

    First of all i thank TEF for this amazing opportunities to fellow Africans.
    I already finish my application and i hope to be selected in the name of our God Almighty.

    See you soon!!

  2. Obuluku Cletus on Reply

    Firt of all, I appreciate the Tony Elumelu Foundation for this special / amazing opportunity programme to Africans peole at large, I am through with my application, and by God grace, I will be among the selected this year

  3. Sokiri stephen on Reply

    Oh i learnt of this programme late but hopefully next year i will apply and i know i will go through.
    Sokiri stephen south sudanese refugee in uganda.

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