The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is now accepting applications for its 5th cohort until March 1 2019. The programme is an initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation.
The Programme is a 10-year initiative that seeks to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. Now in its 5th year, it has impacted 4,470 entrepreneurs that include 365 Kenyans.
Selected entrepreneurs access $5,000 in seed capital, business development training, one-on-one mentoring, access to TEFConnect, pan-African meetups, TEF network membership and participation at the annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum.
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. The deadline for applications submission is March 1, 2019.
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.