The application for the TEF Programe 2018 is open, but a lot of entrepreneurs are still considering whether to be part of the programme or not. In order words, they are not fully aware of the benefits of Participating in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018.
Some who are a bit informed about the programme believe that apart from the $10,000 grant which the programme offers, there are no other benefits.
Here now are seven reasons why you should be submit your application to be part of the TEF Programme 2018, that is the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2018.
Exclusive Access to Startup Enterprise Toolkit
By being part of the TEF Programme 2018, you have access to a startup enterprise toolkit. This is a 12-week programme to equip startups with basic skills required to launch and run their businesses at early growth stage.
It covers several topics including starting and scaling a business, business development, marketing strategy, effective management, product design etc.
Online Mentoring Opportunity
The TEF Programme 2018 provides a credible technology-enabled platform for access to world-class mentors from across Africa and internationally.
The mentors have faced similar challenges and are able to steer our startups on a successful path.
Access to Rich Online Resource Library
Participation in the TEF Programme 2018 grants you access to a rich compendium of materials, case studies, videos, tasks, templates and interesting articles.
This includes the 12-week series on the Tony O. Elumelu (TOE) Way, shared concurrently. It expounds the core business values of the Founder, with an aim to building the right character in the entrepreneurs.
Participation in Memorable Meet-Ups
As a participant in the programme, you will be part of country and state-level meet ups to ignite the entrepreneurial fire and promote close interaction within the programme.
These selections facilitate personal exchanges, formation of strong ties with one another and with local hubs and key government agencies.
Participation in the TEF Entrepreneurship Forum
The TEF Entrepreneurship Forum is a dedicated world-class annual Forum that brings together key persons in the African and global entrepreneurial eco-system with an aim to leverage our convening powers to promote African entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship; and to connect with local and regional decision makers.
Access to Seed Capital to the tune of $10,000
This perhaps is the most important of them considering the fact that lack of access to funding is one of the most daunting challenges that entrepreneurs as well as prospective entrepreneurs face as they set out to start their business.
Each entrepreneur receives a grant, that is, a NON-RETURNABLE seed capital of $10,000 paid in two tranches of $5,000 each.
The aim is to support early growth, proof-of-concept and/or enhance their business operation.
This seed capital is tied to clear milestones in a well-articulated and relevant business plan.
Induction into the TEF Alumni Network
Upon participating in the TEF Programme, you get the singular privilege of being inducted into the TEF Alumni Network.
The alumni network comprises all Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs, following the successful completion of the 12-week training programme.
The online and offline network promotes sector-based and geography-based communities, collaboration across Africa as well as a healthy competition.
Ready to be part of the TEF Programme 2018?
With these benefits available to you if you take the first step of applying to be part of the programme, what are you waiting for? You have till March 1, 2018 to register and submit your application to be part of the TEF Programme 2018.
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Good luck as you apply.