TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form 2021

Tony Elumelu Foundation [TEF] $100 Million Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form, Eligibility, Requirements, Application Guidelines and Deadline for 2021 Session [| $5,000 in Seed Capital + More].

Latest Update: "If you're an entrepreneur, get ready for January 1, 2021 to apply for the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme for the chance to receive $5,000 funding, training and mentoring."
TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form 2021

 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: 
TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form 2021

𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐏 𝐁𝐘 𝐒𝐓𝐄𝐏 𝐆𝐔𝐈𝐃𝐄 𝐓𝐎 𝐑𝐄𝐕𝐀𝐋𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐓𝐄 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐑 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍 𝐓𝐎 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 𝐓𝐄𝐅 𝐄𝐍𝐓𝐑𝐄𝐏𝐑𝐄𝐍𝐄𝐔𝐑𝐒𝐇𝐈𝐏 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐆𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐌𝐄

Step 1: Go to https://tefconnect.net/
Step 2: Click on forgot password and follow instructions to reset your password
Step 3: Sign into TEFConnect
Step 4: Click on the banner displayed on the homepage for revalidation
Step 5: Choose your preferred language and your old form will be presented to you.
Step 6: Click on Edit Information to edit your information
Step 7: Once updated, click validate to submit
𝐎𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞
Only successful 2020 applicants who were advised to proceed to the next stage of the 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme will be able to revalidate their submission. The banner only appears on these profiles.
Applicants who do not see the banner to revalidate your application on tefconnect.net, We encourage you to re-apply for the 2021 programme on tefconnect.com before March 31, 2021.
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TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form 2021

TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form 2021


The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

The Programme is an 11-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa. Now in its 5th year, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has empowered 4,470 entrepreneurs, using a bespoke and robust selection, training and implementation process to create visible and sustainable impact across all 54 African countries.

Outstanding African entrepreneurs running existing start-ups with high growth potential and aspiring business owners with transformative ideas are invited to apply. We are particularly looking to grow representation from French, Arabic and Portuguese speakers, as well as female entrepreneurs.
Inspired by Tony Elumelu’s economic philosophy of Africapitalism and his vision to institutionalise luck and democratise opportunity for a new generation of African entrepreneurs, the Foundation has implemented one of the most ambitious entrepreneurship programmes globally.

Selected entrepreneurs from previous years have transformed their businesses and their communities after gaining from the Programme’s 7 pillars:
  • $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 largest convening of the African entrepreneurship ecosystem.

Eligibility & Criteria.

Eligibility:

  • The programme is 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.

Criteria: 
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.

Method of Application

All Applications must be submitted ONLINE through the APPLICATION PORTAL. You must complete an application form by answering a series of mandatory questions and uploading additional documents and identification materials. After submission, you will receive a confirmation email of receipt.


Closing Date

The deadline is midnight (WAT) on March 1st, 2021.