Apply today – transform your tomorrow! The Applications for the 2016 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is open!
Nigerian billionaire, Tony Elumelu has launched The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP) that aims to create, support and boost 10, 000 young businesses across the continent. These companies are expected to generate 1, 000, 000 jobs and contribute $10 billion in revenue across Africa.
In a statement to the press, Mr Tony Elumelu said “The opportunity and challenge in Africa is scale – in our people, our resources and our horizons. In my business and philanthropic journeys, I have always sought ways to help inspire a generation across our continent. This programme brings together my own entrepreneurial experience and my fundamental belief that entrepreneurs – women and men across Africa – will lead Africa’s development and transform our futures,” The 10, 000 start-ups will be selected by a committee of African business leaders. The selected applicants will participate in a comprehensive program designed to equip them with the skills needed to build a successful business. The program includes seed funding, a customized 12-week business skills training course, mentoring, an entrepreneurship ‘boot camp’, participation in the annual Elumelu Entrepreneurship Forum, membership of the Alumni Network and much more. “Entrepreneurship is the cornerstone to African development and the key to local value creation in Africa. I am determined to ensure that Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs have the platform they need to turn their entrepreneurial aspirations into sustainable businesses that will drive economic growth and job creation across Africa,”… Click here for more and apply.
This is great news for African entrepreneurs! What an amazing man! Credit: tonyelumelufoundation.org