Tony Elumelu Foundation Funds 5000 African SMEs from 54 African Countries for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme

2021 Entrepreneurship Programme

…. each entrepreneur receives non-refundable US$5,000 ….68% of beneficiaries are women entrepreneurs   The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, has selected 4,949 entrepreneurs from across Africa for its 2021 Entrepreneurship Programme. The 2021 beneficiaries were selected from a pool of over 400,000 applications, based on their innovation, performance, and growth potential to create jobs and eradicate poverty on the continent. Consisting of both new start-ups and existing small businesses, the 2021 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs have undergone world-class business training, mentorship…

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Introducing the Quest: Watch as the Anzisha Prize Discovers Africa’s Youngest Entrepreneurs

Anzisha Prize

Nine countries. 50 entrepreneurs. All vying for an opportunity to become part of the 2021 Anzisha Prize fellowship program. Who will be chosen? Only 26 will make it. This is the premise of the new 4-episode vlogumentary special The Quest created by the Anzisha Prize. For the past 10 years, the program has supported very young entrepreneurs between the ages of 15-22 through a fellowship program that builds business acumen skills and provides access to business coaching and offers cash prizes. Each year the program identifies 26 exceptional entrepreneurs who…

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Entrepreneurs Commend Polaris Bank, Facebook On Capacity Building Initiative

Polaris Bank

Entrepreneurs Commend Polaris Bank, Facebook On Capacity Building Initiative       A cross-section of business owners who participated in the just-concluded capacity building programme organised for SMEs have commended Polaris Bank and social media giant Facebook for giving them the free opportunity to acquire new skills on how to grow their businesses, leveraging technology. The virtual digital marketing seminar, which had over 5000 SMEs as participants in its phase 1 and 2 ran for days in each session. The programme is in fulfilment of the bank’s commitment to empower…

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