Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program 2023 for Young Entrepreneur

Closing Date: 31 March 2023


Selected entrepreneurs will receive:

World-class business management training
$5,000 non-refundable seed capital
Access to key networks and markets
Global Networking Opportunities


Open to all citizens and legal residents of any one of the 54 African countries. The proposed business must be registered and operate in Africa.
Applicants must be 18 years old and must not be considered a minor in their country of residence. There is no upper-limit age restriction.
Applicants can be outstanding African entrepreneurs running existing start-ups with high growth potential and aspiring business owners with transformative ideas.
All businesses must be business ideas or an early-stage company, in the range of 0 to 3 years old.
Your application must focus on ONE business only.
They are particularly looking to grow representation from French, Arabic and Portuguese speakers, as well as female entrepreneurs.

The programme is not open to research institutions, faith-based organisations, value adding trading companies, government contractors and businesses not located in Africa. Businesses must not adversely affect the environment, lives and property. Business ideas must be for profit and must be the original work of those making the submission.

How To Apply

Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation.

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