Fully Funded 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme for African Entrepreneurs



Application Deadline: Interested and eligible entrepreneurs should submit their applications to join the programme as from 1st January 2017 up and until Midnight WAT on March 1, 2017.

Who is eligible:  You are eligible to apply to apply if you 18 and above and legal residents of an African country with a business that operates in Africa.

More info:  Tony Elumelu, a Nigerian billionaire investor and philanthropist has committed $100 million to empower 10,000 entrepreneurs across Africa over the next 10 years. Elumelu made the commitment on Monday during a press conference in Lagos to announce the launch of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP).

Type of Program:  Funding for African Entrepreneurs

Number of Awards: A grand total of 1,000 positions will be available annually for 10 years

Value of Programme: The 10,000 start-ups selected from a pool of applicants across Africa will participate in a comprehensive programme which will include;

  • A customized 12-week business skills training course
  • Start-Up Enterprise Toolkit
  • Mentoring
  • Resource Library
  • 2-Day Boot Camp
  • Seed Capital Funding
  • Elumelu Forum
  • Alumni Network

Duration of Programme: The programme will identify and help grow 10,000 start-ups and young businesses from across Africa over the next 10 years. These businesses will in turn create 1,000,000 new jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy.

How to Apply: All applications must be submitted online through the TEEP Portal. Answer a series of mandatory questions and upload additional documents and identification materials. You will receive a confirmation email within 1 working day of submission.

More details about the program, including eligibility and the application and selection processes are available on the Tony Elumelu Foundation website at:

Click here to apply


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