Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) 2018 for young African Entrepreneurs ($USD 5,000 in Funding)

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) 2018

Application Deadline: March 1st 2018


Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneurship – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa. 

Established in 2010, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is the leading philanthropy in Africa championing entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs across the continent. The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly entrepreneurs, as the catalyst for the social and economic development of the continent. The Foundation’s flagship initiative, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train mentor and fund 10,000 entrepreneurs, capable of changing the face of business across Africa.


  1. The business must be based in Africa
  2. The business must be for profit
  3. The business must be 0-3 years old
  4. Applicants must be at least 18 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country

The Programme provides critical tools for business success, including:

  • Training:12 weeks of intensive online training which guides creating and managing a business
  • Mentoring:A world-class mentor to guide during the early transformation stages of the business
  • Funding:$5,000* in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding
  • Network:Access to the largest network of African start-ups and TEF’s own global contacts

The Programme, in its 4th cycle, is TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024.


To apply, complete the online application at The deadline is midnight (WAT) on 1 March 2018.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) 2018 


  1. Thanks for your initiative Tony Elumelu Foundation.However, while connecting my email to facebook or linkedin,I am repeatedly told that there is ERROR SERVER(500) Or Error of receiving a token from Facebook!I do not know what problem it is?I am afraid of not accrossing the deadline.Thank you for help.

  2. […] The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme was launched on 1st January 2015 to identify 10,000 African entrepreneurs over 10 years, with ideas that have the potential to succeed. Mentoring is one of the core pillars of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme assembles world-class volunteer mentors, from across Africa and globally, who will guide the selected mentee entrepreneurs towards business success. Mentors are selected for their demonstrated expertise, passion and alignment to the programme’s vision and mission. The engagement between each mentor and mentee (entrepreneur) is developed and sustained within a closed mentorship and online learning portal; where mentors will provide dedicated support to encourage the development and application of entrepreneurial skills in their assigned mentee. The outcome of this comprehensive framework is to develop the identified mentees to become successful businesses that will grow and create up to 1 million jobs and contribute $10 billion in revenue to the African economy. Requirements: The following are required of Mentors: […]

    • What a the requirements of a mentor?Do yo have an office in Kenya.I applied for the E.P grant this year and have heard nothing from you.Would like to talk to someone here in Kenya.Do you have a base please?

  3. My name is abdisalaam, i am from somalia, so I am graduated university last year and i hav’t any job , I was planned to great small farm and have not found to establish that program , eventually I need support about fun , thank you.


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