The $100 Million Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is now open for entries in a bid set to train, fund and mentor to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.
The $100 million programme on December 1st 2014,
will identify and support 1,000 entrepreneurs from across the continent each year over the next decade. The 10,000 start-ups and young businesses selected from across Africa will ultimately create one million new jobs and add $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme
is open to citizens and legal residents of all 54 African countries. Applications can be made by any for-profit business based in Africa in existence for less than three years, including new business ideas. The application portal is available in English, French and Portuguese and applications will be accepted in these three languages.
The first cohort of successful applicants from across Africa will be announced on March 22nd, 2015. The 1,000 selected applicants will continue through the programme cycle for the course of the year. This includes an intensive online training curriculum and participation in an entrepreneurship boot camp.