Tony Elumelu foundation: Applications for 3rd round of its entrepreneurship programme set to start

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The Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced plans to commence accepting application for the 3rd round of its entrepreneurship programme come 1st of January, 2017.

For interested entrepreneurs; their businesses must be based in Africa, must be for profit, the entrepreneur must be 18 years and above and a legal resident or citizen of African countries. 1,000 entrepreneurs will be selected based on the feasibility of the business idea, market opportunity, financial understanding, scalability, leadership and entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in the application.

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Founder, Tony O. Elumelu said: “I believe the seeds we are planting through the Programme will transform Africa. Two years on, it is clear that we have found a key to unlocking Africa’s potential for economic transformation. As ourentrepreneurs grow their own businesses and realise theirambitions, so too does the vision. We are showing what the African private sector can achieve; how hard work and enterprise can catalyze real, sustainable development.”

In his comment about the objectives of the programme, TEF CEO, Parminder Vir OBE said: “We are seeking real entrepreneurs, people who can take risk and reap rewards, not just for themselves, but their communities and countries.”

The Tony Elumelu Foundation says the application portal will be open from the new year until midnight (WAT), March 1, 2017.

The Programme is designed to identify entrepreneurs that have the potential to grow their businesses and collectively generate 1,000,000 new jobs, that can contribute at least $10 billion additional revenue to the African economy.


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  1. Jean Claude DUSABIMANA

    December 27, 2016 at 9:05 am

    It is very good to transform Africa by young entrepreneur from Africa, really i appreciate this initiative and innovation. I am Rwandan social entrepreneur then i have my project of WATER TREATMENT in countryside of my nation, so i want you to guide me how to get application form or send it to my email:, for participating to third Round of entrepreneur program

    thank you

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