Another chance to join Elumelu’s army

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will start accepting applications for the 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme on January 1, 2020. ROBERT EGBE looks at the programme’s success stories and what to expect in the next phase.

It is a good way to start a new year. Applicants will next January 1, be able to access the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Connect to be part of the 2020 Entrepreneurship Programme. TEFConnect is the foundation’s digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem.

The foundation said entrepreneurs from across Africa, either with new startup ideas or existing businesses of less than three years existence, can participate. Successful applicants, the statement added, will join the over 9,000 current beneficiaries from 54 African countries to receive business training, mentoring, a non-refundable $5,000 seed capital and global networking opportunities.

The foundation received about 216,000 applications for 2019. Forty-two per cent of the applications…

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