Programme & Highlights

12-Week Start-up Enterprise Toolkit and Chance for Seed Funding

Young entrepreneurs participate in a 12-week online training programme, designed to equip start-ups with the skills necessary for successfully launching and running their businesses at the early growth stage.

At the end of the programme, each entrepreneur will submit his/her business plan for review. Accenture, a business consulting firm, carefully reviews all business plans. After approval by Accenture, each entrepreneur will receive a non-returnable $5,000 grant.

Courses of the Startup Enterprise Toolkit focus on:


During the programme, each entrepreneur will be supervised by a suitable mentor providing support and guidance.

TEF Entrepreneurship Forum

From October 25th-27th, 2018, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Forum took place in Lagos, Nigeria. The forum was an inclusive gathering where entrepreneurs from 54 African countries met with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers to forge partnerships, share insights and create Africa-made solutions to accelerate the transformation of the continent.

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH/ Make-IT in Africa

GIZ/ Make-IT in Africa and TEF share the common understanding that young entrepreneurs, especially from the technology sector, have the potential to radically transform the business landscape in Africa and are key drivers of sustainable development.

The joint partnership will equip more African entrepreneurs, and especially young women, with the skills needed to build strong and sustainable businesses, while providing them with access to seed funding.

The goal is to establish long-term partnerships with peers, business and financing partners, but also to create a network of African and European start-ups and other partners to connect ecosystems in Africa.

About Tony Elumelu Foundation

Established in 2010, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is a 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 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a $100 million business incubation and accelerator program aimed at supporting young entrepreneurs in Africa.

Read more about Tony Elumelu Foundation.

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