Applications for the Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme has started. All African entrepreneurs who have start-ups or business ideas with the potential to grow are encouraged to apply.

Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 (TEF) Programme Application In Tony Elumelu Foundation business development programme, we provide training, mentoring, funding and network access to catalyze growth in Africa’s most undervalued resource- its entrepreneurs.

Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 Programmes

From 2010 to 2015, TEF’s past programmes focused on direct interventions like scholarships and fellowships to support future leaders.   Read More

TEF Alumni

Entrepreneurs who pass through our Programme become part of a growing network of business leaders. The alumni network is comprised of all Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of our past Programmes.  The online and offline network promotes sector-based and geography-based communities and collaboration across Africa.   Read more

TEF Partnerships

There is growing interest in TEF as the partner of choice on African Entrepreneurship. Like-minded organizations can partner with us to gain access to the largest entrepreneurship ecosystem on the Continent and amplify their transformation impact.

Strategic partners can add value to our alumni, drive research, enhance the largest annual gathering of African Entrepreneurs or fund some of the brightest ideas to come out of Africa.    Read more

TEF Research

We are focused on promoting the positive role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s social and economic development. In doing so, we hope to accelerate the spread of economic prosperity and social progress throughout Africa, strengthening the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.    Read More


  1. Visit the Tony Elumelu Foundation Official website here –
  2. Click on the sliding “You can now apply for the Tony Elumelu Programme”.
  3. Click on sign up below the dialog box to register as the first user.
  4. Switch to your email inbox and activate your account, then log in.
  5. After logging in, click on apply for TEF 2019 now in a red plate.
  6. Fill in the application forms and remember to save before going to the next section.

Please note you can save your information at any point in the process and return to complete your saved application before the closing date : to complete your application

You can make changes to your application entries before you submit. After submission, you will not be able to make any modifications to your submission. All applications will be reviewed and selected applicants for 2019 will be notified accordingly.

Tony Elumelu Foundation 2019 Application Deadline

The Tony Elumelu Foundation programme ends on 1 March 2019.

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