From John Silas, Lagos
Tony Elumelu Foundation has announced the commencement of her 5th Entrepreneurship Programme application cycle beginning from January 1, 2019.
According to a release, applications will be hosted on the largest digital networking platform for African entrepreneurs, TEFConnect -www.tefconnect.com
The release went further to say that “On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its Entrepreneurship Programme. 1,000 selected applicants will join the current 4,470 beneficiaries of the Programme.”
Since 2015, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme – the only African-funded entrepreneurial catalyst of its kind – has empowered 4,470 African entrepreneurs, with seed capital of $5,000 each; twelve weeks of accelerated online business training; access to experienced mentors; and membership of Africa’s largest entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Beneficiaries of the Programme have been profiled in global media, including the Forbes (Africa) 30 under 30 list. They have attracted the attention of investors, as well as have been recipients of awards, including the Google Impact Challenge and the Chivas’ “The Venture” Award for Social Entrepreneurs.