Its another week of opportunities.
The first week of the month of January 2019 for that matter.
We are super excited.
As Africa continues to embrace entrepreneurship, more opportunities are available for young entrepreneurs across the continent of which student entrepreneurs are not left out.
2019 promises to be exciting so keep your fingers crossed.
Opportunities This Week:
2019 TEEP – Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme
Apply & complete the online application TEEP 2019 now!
Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme 2019
TEEP 2019; Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for Young African Entrepreneurs ($USD 10,000 in Funding).
The application portal is open and accepting submissions until March 1.
Apply & complete the online application TEEP 2019.
Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) for Young African Entrepreneurs ($USD 10,000 in Funding)
TEEP is open to Startups and Entrepreneurs from all the 54 African Countries – for Africans based in Africa.
Worth: $100M for 10,000 Startups/Entrepreneurs
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is now accepting applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) ($100m Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative) for for Young African Entrepreneurs with business ideas that can transform Africa.
Successful applicants will join the cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs in every African country.
Since inception, the Programme has assisted nearly 3,000 entrepreneurs and created hundreds of jobs across the continent.
Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme – TEEP –
To be eligible for TEEP
Business must be based in Africa
Business must be for profit
Business must be 0-3 years’ old
Applicants must be at least 19 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country
Benefits of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP)
The Programme provides critical tools for entrepreneurial success, including:
Training: 12 weeks of intensive training on setting-up and managing businesses
Mentoring: A mentor will guide successful applicants in creating a robust business plan
Seed Capital: $5,000 in non-returnable seed capital and access to a $5,000 convertible loan
Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme – TEEP – Funding
All entrepreneurs who successfully complete the 12-week Start-up Enterprise Toolkit (learning) programme, submit a business plan for review, as well as required documentation and a business bank account will qualify for the first stage non-refundable seed capital of $5,000.
Funding Options of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP)
All start-ups who successfully complete the programme will be eligible for funding.
There are two stages of funding available to start-ups:
First stage seed capital funding of $5,000 – a non-returnable investment dispersed at the 12-week start-up enterprise toolkit (learning) programme, upon submission and review of a business plan. Please see Terms and Conditions for clarification.
Second stage capital ‘investment’ of $5,000 – for qualifying startups that have progressed their business plans sufficiently. This is structured as a convertible loan.
Judging Criteria – Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme
All applications will be judged on 5 core criteria, which are:
Feasibility of the business idea.
Market Opportunity: knowledge and understanding of the market, customers and competitors for their idea/business.
Financial Understanding: understanding of the basic financial requirements of running a business, costs and revenues.
Scalability: Demonstrates potential for replication and growth of their product or service to create jobs and wealth.
Leadership Potential and Entrepreneurial Skills: Demonstrate leadership potential, capable of attracting people, customers and resources.
1,000 entrepreneurs will be selected based on the viability of their idea, including market opportunity; financial understanding; scalability; and leadership and entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in the application.
For more information, application forms and complete details Visit the Tony Elumelu Foundation website TEF.
SheLeadAfrica Internship Programme 2019
She Leads Africa believes in the power of young African women to build amazing careers and businesses, serve as community leaders and influencers, and eventually take over the world. We all gotta start somewhere, and SLA might be the perfect place…
About the Internship Programs:
Interning with She Leads Africa will give you the opportunity to challenge yourself in a high-intensity, fast-growing and globally recognized start-up, and learn vital professional skills under experienced managers.
While She leads Africa internship positions are unpaid, they provide an opportunity for young professionals to gain valuable work experience, explore a new career path and develop new skills.
You will be given responsibilities from day one and you will be expected to make real contributions to whatever department you choose to intern with.
Departments you can intern with:
- Marketing – Help grow our community and reach
- Sales and Partnerships – Help connect to the hottest brands
- Programs – Help plan events and programs for women across Africa
- Content – Help create relatable content for an audience of over 400k women
Location Requirement: Anywhere in the world as long as you have a strong WiFi connection and are ready to work! (Bonus points for WAT or CAT time zones)
Can work independently and is happy to join a virtual team.
Has a can-do attitude and is flexible enough to take on any task thrown at them.
Is passionate, hungry and eager to build SLA into a world-class institution
Has high professional and ethical standards i.e. understands that there’s no such thing as African time – you’re just late
Is comfortable taking and giving feedback. No time for defensiveness. Plus they want to work with people who’ll make them better at their jobs; people who’ll force them to move a level up.
Has a good sense of humour – because “we’ll be working hard so we better keep each other entertained”.
Is a team player. Leave your ego at the door.
Understands that giving up is NOT an option
Is curious and eager to learn. SheleadsAfrica encourages you to use all your resources before asking your manager for the answer.
Is comfortable working in a startup environment where we’re making the rules up as we go along.
Understands the importance of bringing an analytical mindset to business problems
Sound like you???
Apply to your preferred department in their official website here.
INUKA FELLOWSHIP FOR AFRICAN WOMEN
The Inuka Fellowship for African Women 2019 is looking for impactful female leaders like YOU! Are you a passionate change-maker?
Are you driven by excellence and an aim to become a better version of yourself daily? Do you have a keen interest in leadership and service?
The Inuka Fellowship for African Women 2019 is tailor-made for women like you! Give yourself the opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life.
Reconnect with yourself through a powerful 3 – day self-development program that will leave you transformed, strengthened and refreshed.
The program is a retreat like platform created for the rising women of Africa. This unique event will be hosted in Rwanda in a serene location away from the busy motion of life.
Through the program, you will get to form bonds with fellow African women; support each other on a deep journey of inner self-discovery and master emotional intelligence through the practice of meditation and mindfulness with the individual commitment to sustainable world peace.
Empower participants with tools to discover their inner selves and find inner peace through meditation.
Inspire participants to pursue a rewarding road to self-development and self-empowerment that will help them realize their inner strength and achieve their life goals
Inspire artistic expression of individuality, develop self-esteem and maintain focus among the participants.
Create a network of like-minded African women leaders working for a peaceful and prosperous region. The network will facilitate learning, promote cultural and human understanding, and knowledge sharing among the participants.
The Inuka Fellowship for African Women 2019 is a robust 3-day training program that is tailor-made to transform participants through the practice of meditation and mindfulness. The program fuses the practice of meditation with personal development and a deep focus on building a strong fulfilling mental well-being for individuals.
Participants are accorded the opportunity to leave the program with a clear understanding of the relationship between inner peace and sustainable world peace with the starting point of equipping them with the ability to create peace within their lives, families and communities.
The fellowship will also maintain a focus on the empowerment of the African Women giving unique attention to the various challenges faced by women in the African continent and also giving powerful tools on how best to tackle them such as:
Emotional Intelligence Self-awareness
The power of focus
Habitual Development and Self- Discipline
Developing mental endurance and increased productivity
Buddhist Studies (philosophical approach)
Candidates must be 22- 35 years old at the time of submitting the application to be eligible for sponsorship.
Candidates must have good proficiency in written and spoken English language
Candidates should be optimistic, open-minded, show leadership potential, and have a genuine interest in peace
Candidates must have submitted their formal application by 14th April 2019
Candidates must have completed the 21 days of self-development program to be eligible for interview. After the interview, candidates will be required to complete the remaining 21 days of Self Development Program to be considered for the fellowship.
The Fellowship Covers
Local Transportation within the host country
Partial or Full airfare sponsorship from home country
The Fellowship Does not Cover
For Application, visit Inuka Fellowship
SEED Foundation Call for Projects 2019: Promoting Local Resources of the African Soils
Deadline: 6 February 2019
SEED Foundation has launched a call for projects 2019 “AFRICAN TERROIRS” that aims to promote the local resources of the African soils (products local agricultural practices, agricultural practices, know-how, etc.) and optimize their management to support their role in the development of family farming in Africa.
SEED Foundation wants to support projects to maintain a diversity of resources terroirs while offering opportunities for transformation and innovation of the agricultural system.
This theme meets the challenges of standardization and homogenisation of practices and the loss of diversity of agri-food chains. Applicant’s project will, therefore, aim to address the following issues:
To what extent can local land resources respond to challenges of an agricultural system (job creation, better meeting the demand local, etc.)?
How to maintain the diversity of agricultural practices, for the purpose of protection different forms of ecosystem production and resilience?
How to develop efficient and less efficient agricultural production systems consumers of natural and financial resources?
How to support the development and diversity of local sectors, production until the marketing of the finished product?
Priorities for action
Project Staffing / Total Project Budget: Priority will be given to projects where the SEED Foundation endowment is balanced in the budget and the funding plan.
Sector aspect: Priority will be given to projects acting on several stages of the sector.
Feasibility: The capacities of the project leader and the local partner, the local anchoring and coherence with the context of the zone, the coherence of the budget and the financial arrangement.
Relevance: The respect of the objectives of sustainable development, the expected impacts of the project and the existence of evaluation mechanisms.
Sustainability: The prospects and long-term vision of the project, particularly through valuation and capitalization.
Funding awarded per project: between € 7,000 and € 15,000
Overall envelope: 45,000 €
Share of the total project budget allocation: between 10% and 70%, ie a total budget of project between € 10,000 and € 150,000
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Comoros, Congo Pointe Noire, Ivory Coast, Djibouti, Ghana, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Equatorial Guinea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Tanzania, Chad, Togo.
Eligibility of the application
Project duration between 24 and 36 months
The pre-project stages must already have been completed: feasibility study, diagnosis, market study, project drafting
Spread the allocation over a maximum of 3 years and ensure that it represents between 10% and 70% of the total project budget, ie a total project budget of between € 10,000 and € 150,000.
If the project fits into a larger program, the SEED Foundation team will ensure that its dimensions remain at the scale of its grant.
Eligibility of the holders
The French organization
Issue CERFA tax receipts
Have experience in the field of agricultural development in Africa
Submit only one project per call
Not to be a SEED Foundation partner (project currently underway)
Not to be a student association
The African organization
Being a non-profit organization
Participate actively in the project
Be able to continue the process after the support
Eligibility of the project
Being in an eligible African country (mentioned above)
Be less than 3 hours drive from the country’s capital
Present an innovative character
The project must concern agricultural or livestock products intended for local food and not for export
The project must concern at least 2 stages of the sector: production, processing, marketing
The direct beneficiaries must be identified (number and kind)
How to Apply
For more information and application process visit this their official website
Federal Government SDG/Nigeria Scholarship Award
The scholarship are tenable in Nigeria and take effect from the beginning of the academic session.
It shall not be held at the same time with another Award nor for part-time studies.
Change of course or Institution is not allowed.
The Scholarship award is to assist the scholar in the payment of:
Institutional charges and fees and
For Personal maintenance;
SDGs Scholarship is for female only.
Courses to be considered for the Award are as follows:
Science and Technology
Medicine and Para-medicals
Liberal Arts/Social/Management Sciences
Applicants for Postgraduate studies should possess a minimum of first degree with Second Class Honours Upper Division. Applicant must be registered Full-Time students of Federal or State Universities.
All other applicants (UG, HND &NCE) must be registered full-time students in their second year or above in Federal or State Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of Education.
All undergraduate Scholarship applicants (Physically challenged inclusive) must have at least 4.0 Cumulative Grade Points Aggregate (CGPA) on a five (5) point scale or its equivalents or 5.0 on a 7 point scale.
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