Tony Elumelu, Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist. Photo by: Benedikt von Loebell / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA

LONDON — Calling African entrepreneurs: The Tony Elumelu Foundation is seeking applications for the 2018 round of its flagship entrepreneurship program, which provides training, mentorship, and networking opportunities, as well as up to $10,000 in funding, to 1,000 aspiring African businesses every year.

With an additional 30 million young people set to enter the African workforce annually until 2030, the continent is in need of jobs and business opportunities for its young population.

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  • Sophie Edwards

    Sophie Edwards is a Reporter for Devex based in London covering global development news including global education, water and sanitation, innovative financing, the environment along with other topics. She has previously worked for NGOs, the World Bank and spent a number of years as a journalist for a regional newspaper in the U.K. She has an MA from the Institute of Development Studies and a BA from Cambridge University.

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