1000 African entrepreneurs, who applied for the 2016 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship programme, have been selected from over 45,000 applications that were received from 54 African countries.
In December of 2015, we reported that the foundation was to start receiving applications from January 1st, 2016. What makes this exceptionally wonderful is that the list was dominated by Nigerians; one of which is Port Harcourt based ICT entrepreneur Amaebi Stanley Pere-Albert, CEO of Endoclan Apps Ltd.
Further analysis of the entrees from Nigeria showed more Nigerians gearing towards Agriculture and ICT (two sectors experiencing rapid growth of recent) in pursuit of their entrepreneurial goals.
In 2015, TEEP empowered 1000 African entrepreneurs from the pool of over 20,000 applications that were received. The foundation would be seeding entrepreneurs with up to $5000 to kickstart their business ideas; they would also be assisting entrepreneurs with training, mentorship and investments to further scale their business ideas.
To see the full list of successful applicants, please click on this link.
Congratulations to all who made the cut!
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