Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme – How To Check

Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship ProgrammeThe list of Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme has been released. This was after few months of application by interested candidates from Nigeria and Africa. In all, 1000 entrepreneurs were selected from different African countries. Not surprising, over 93,000 entrepreneurs applied for this programme. Over the next nine months, the 2017 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs will be trained and mentored, and will use the skills acquired to develop a business plan. Following which, they will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in seed capital.

While announcing the Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme, the founder, Tony O. Elumelu stated that “Standing here today to announce the successful applicants is bittersweet; we have 92,000 budding business leaders who weren’t selected for our Programme and these young African men and women have demonstrated a lot of energy innovation and creativity in their applications. We should not relent until we help them ALL realize their aspirations.”

Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme – How To Check

  • All applicants are to visit this link to check whether they were selected or not: tonyelumelufoundation.org/programme
  • Also note: The list of successful applicants are categorized country by country.

Breakdown Of The Applications

There were different applications from different sectors of the African economy. The breakdown is as follows:

From the above, there is a major shift of focus to agriculture by African entrepreneurs. This is a welcome development. It also reflects the industries of interest for African startups. Countries like Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon produced the most applicants.

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The Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme must also note that the Programme culminates in the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum – the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs and the full entrepreneurship ecosystem from across the continent, which brings together entrepreneurs, mentors and business and political leaders in October, for a two day event in Lagos, Nigeria.

Congratulations to all the Selected Entrepreneurs For Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Programme. We are hopeful that your selection and subsequent training and empowerment will yield enormous fruit in salvaging and rebuilding the depleted African economy.

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