If you are a bedding African entrepreneur, who is still striving to survive in Africa’s harsh economic terrain, sweet no more, Tony Elumelu Foundation is ready to support and ensure that your dreams comes to fruition.
With mentorship, funding, training and other support packages, Tony Elumelu Foundation, a brain work of the founder of United Africa Bank, Tony Elumelu is out to give support to African entrepreneurs. if you know your dreams are worth fighting for, apply for the opportunities the foundation affords.
About Tony Elumelu Foundation
Seeded and managed by The Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund was a non-profit organization established to transform communities that had been ravaged by natural disasters, hazards and conflicts into thriving and economically sustainable communities.
The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund was created out of the N2.5 billion donated by The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Heirs Holdings companies and was announced at the Presidential Fundraising Dinner for the Victims Support Fund in July 2014.
The Fund focused on communities such as those in the Niger Delta and Plateau state to create opportunities and empower people in affected communities, enabling them to rebuild their lives and businesses whilst instilling a sense of economic empowerment for the long term.
Given the focus of the Tony Elumelu Foundation to promote entrepreneurship as the key to sustainable socio-economic development on the continent, the Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund has been made nonoperational in 2015 in order to fully implement the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.
Who Can Apply?
The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to citizens and legal residents of all African countries, who run for-profit businesses based in Africa that are no older than three years.
Applications will be judged based on criteria including: feasibility, scalability and potential for growth of the product/service; market opportunity for the idea/business; financial understanding, leadership potential and entrepreneurial skills.
How to Apply:
To apply to be a Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneur, click here.