Tony Elumelu Foundation Set to Announce 2024 Cohort of its Flagship
Entrepreneurship Programm

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, will announce 1,200 African entrepreneurs across 54 African countries as beneficiaries of its flagship Entrepreneurship Programme. The announcement will be made on March 22,
2024. The new beneficiaries will become the 10th cohort of the 10-year-long TEF Entrepreneurship Programme.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation has consistently demonstrated its belief in the potential of young Africans to transform the African continent. This conviction has led to itstransformative impact – thousands of young men and women entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries have been empowered through its flagship Entrepreneurship Programme. The beneficiaries have received world-
class business training, mentorship, coaching, and funding, in addition to lifelong access to the prestigious TEF Alumni Network.
To date, the Foundation has disbursed US$100,000,000 directly into the hands of young African entrepreneurs, who have, in turn, created over 400,000 direct and indirect jobs, contributing significantly to Africa's economic growth and
development. The Foundation has also provided capacity building support, advisory services, and market linkages to over 1.5 million Africans through its digital entrepreneurship-support platform, TEFConnect.
The upcoming announcement reaffirms the Tony Elumelu Foundation's commitment to supporting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for driving poverty
eradication, catalysing job creation across all 54 African countries, and
increasing women economic empowerment.

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