Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), a leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.. African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under 5 years, are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more.
Since 2015, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme – the only African-funded entrepreneurship catalyst of its kind – has empowered 15,847 African entrepreneurs with non-returnable seed capital of $5,000 each; twelve weeks of business management training; access to experienced mentors; and membership to Africa’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem.
In 2021, the Tony Elumelu Foundation disbursed USD$24.75 million to 5000 African entrepreneurs across Africa for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme.
The Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme remains one of the largest private sector responses to driving the economic recovery of African youth, women and SMEs given the effects of the covid19 pandemic across Africa. Across Africa, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme beneficiaries are starting and growing trailblazing businesses that have collectively created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is open to entrepreneurs across Africa, new start-ups and existing young businesses, operating in any sector.
Prospective applicants should apply now on the digital networking hub for African entrepreneurs: www.tefconnect.net. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2022.
Source: Tony Elumelu Foundation