Here’s a list of Funds for African Entrepreneurs this February

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Here is a list of funds entrepreneurs with innovative businesses domiciled in Africa can apply for this February. This list comprises of events, programs, and platforms that either directly looks to provide fund for entrepreneurs/startups or connect them with investors willing to do so. Most of the listed programs also come with mentoring and networking perks.

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Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Foundation:

Applications are still being accepted for the 2017 cohorts of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Foundation. Entrepreneurs who are yet to pitch in their business/business ideas for a chance to win $10,000 in grants and several mentorship opportunities can still apply before the application deadline.

For more information on eligibility and application, interested persons should go here.


Anzisha Prize 2

Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize for Innovation is in its third year of existence. The program targets young Africans of 15-22 years with innovations solving problems across Africa. The platform invests up to a $100,000 in innovative business from Africa. The 2017 application begins on the 15th of February and interested applicants can apply and check eligibility here.


Connect to grow

Connect To Grow

Connect to Grow is an enterprise matchmaking initiative designed to help entrepreneurs grow their business. The program gives them access to personalized finance (up to $50,000) and technical assistance to help them develop a commercially viable and socially motivated venture.

Other perks include: Travel grants of up to US$2,500 to allow entrepreneurs visit potential partners in India. Dedicated one-to-one support to find and build a relationship with a prospective partner.

Application deadline is February 28.

For criteria, eligibility, and application, applicants can go here




Nigerian entrepreneurs can now register to be a part of the AYEEN2017, a program that seeks to help Nigerian youths with businesses or business ideas, through mentoring and funding of their business. Applications are welcomed from all sectors.

Since its inception in 2014 has connected over 10,000 young entrepreneurs, stakeholders, government officials, captains of industries. It cuts across the teeming youth aged 18 to 45 years pitching their ideas and businesses before a well sort out panel of judges.

Interested? Click here

Read also: Nigerian Micro enterprises to get 100,000 Naira Grant every month from Seed4o



Visa Bootcamp powered by Nest

While this is not a regular funding platform for entrepreneurs and startups, this 4-day bootcamp, while it seeks to help seven startups creating financial solutions across Africa by providing technical assistance, also gives selected startups opportunities to pitch their business for funding of up to $50000 on Demo day.

Interested startups can go here


Know any funding opportunity African entrepreneurs can benefit from this February? Let us know in the comment section


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