Call for Applications: Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2023 for African Entrepreneurs (get $5,000 seed funding)

Call for Applications: TEF Entrepreneurship Programme 2023
Call for Applicatins: TEF Entrepreneurship Programme 2023

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2023 commences today, the 1st of January 2023.

The application is open to Africans from all 54 African countries with scalable business ideas or a business that has been operational for no more than 5 years.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. Its objective is to empower women and men across our continent, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation. TEF believes the private sector’s role is critical for Africa’s development and that the private sector must create both social and economic wealth.

Application Requirements:

a. Applicants must be 18 years of age and above.

b. All businesses must be business ideas or an early stage company, in the range of 0 to 5 years old.


1. Non-refundable seed funding of $5,000

2. A world class business training for 12 weeks

3. Access to TEF Alumni network with over 15,000 entrepreneurs across’ Africa

4. Mentoring and networking opportunities via Africa’s largest digital platform for entrepreneurs,

Click here to apply


  1. Am Bright Lona from Zomba Malawi, am a man aged 45 and married one,am so very interested to join your programs concern entrepreneurship. Am also trained in Agribusiness as an entrepreneur, at Amalika college, but,am failing to go ahead fue to luck of start-up capital, how can you Assist me?.

  2. Good morning Sir/Madam.
    How do I get an address and directives to be beneficiary of this help? My friend and I started a business but we are struggling because capital is lacking and are looking for an opportunity as such.

  3. I am a cameroonian a young aspiring entrepreneur with a lot of business ideas but short of funds to start up this your funds will really help me a lot and it will help me remove my whole family from poverty and intern equally help other young entrepreneurs around the world

  4. Hello, I’m Ibrahim Sorie Koroma a young entrepreneur in Sierra Leone I do need to be part of this opportunity please.

  5. Good evening, I am NOÉ KANANE, I am a Congolese entrepreneur working in the processing of agri-food products.
    I am interested in this initiative and would also like to benefit from your services.
    Thank you !

  6. I am interested in entrepreneurship. I am business women and refuse to surrender myself to poverty. This sounds golden opportunity for me.

  7. Good morning sir/ madam
    This kind of program will enable us focus more on our goals and objectives towards achieving more in business sector….
    Financial support is also an important tool to consider…kindly help us grow as Africa…

  8. Good morning, I am Peter Elizabeth. I just graduated from the university and I run an online clothing business but would like to own a shop of my own.

    I am interested in this program. Thank you .


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