How To Apply For TEF Entrepreneurship Programme 2023

This is to inform you that the application portal for the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme for 2023 will open from Sunday, January 1st 2023. In this post, we will show you how to apply for the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.

The TEF application is open to Africans with feasible or scalable business ideas or an existing business that has been in operation for not more than 5 years.

Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Nigeria and Africa at large. Their primary objective is to empower people both young and old across the African continent, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation.

TEF believes that the private sector’s role is critical for Africa’s development and that the private sector must create both social and economic wealth.

TEF Requirements

  • All applicants must be 18 years and above.
  • Must have scalable business ideas or an early stage company not more than 5 years old


  1. Non-refundable seed funding of up to $5,000.

  2. A world-class business training for 12 weeks.

  3. Access to TEF Alumni network with over 15,000 entrepreneurs across Africa.

  4. Mentoring and networking opportunities via

How to apply for TEF

*Interested applicants should apply via TEF portal,

Note: Registration for the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) commences from January 1st 2023.

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