Call for applications : The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

 

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image credits : Elumelu foundation

 

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme for Africans ( $100m Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative )

Open: To startups and Entrepreneurs from all the 54 African Countries – For Africans based in Africans
Worth: $100M for 10,000 Startups/Entrepreneurs

Applications are now being accepted for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) ‪#‎TEEP‬ ‪#‎AfricanEntrepreneurs‬

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) a 12-week programme to equip startups with the basic skills required to launch and run their businesses at the early stage of their growth.The programme will bring together the best tools and frameworks to teach and hone entrepreneurship skills in Africa and globally.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme #TEEP, a Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, is a multi-year programme of training, funding, and mentoring, designed to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

PURPOSE of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program

Identify 10,000 African startups and entrepreneurs with ideas that have the potential to succeed

Grow the businesses through business skills training, mentoring, access to seed capital funding, information and membership in our Africa-wide alumni network

Create businesses that can generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and contribute at least $10 billion in new annual revenues across Africa

Application Deadline: 1st of March 2015

To apply,  and for more information,please visit thee ffollowing links:

Link 1 for applying

Link 2 for more information

Solving humanity’s grand challenges by leveraging technology

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Image Credits : SU LABS

The SU Startup Lab Accelerator

Welcome to the first accelerator program built specifically for startups tackling humanity’s grand challenges leveraging exponential technology.

Description

In an intense hands-on 10-week experience on the Singularity University campus in the heart of Silicon Valley we will take startups from prototype or early proof-of-concept to scale. Starting with a one-week Bootcamp experience, the SU Startup Lab Accelerator team will guide you through four two-week long sprints, each focused on a different area of your business.

At each step along the way you will receive guidance, advice and feedback from some of the most accomplished experts in their respective fields, plug into Singularity University’s programs and initiatives and meet with our Impact Partners and Fortune 500 companies. Weekly speaker series, share-outs and review session round up the overall experience.

We provide investment to give you runway throughout the program, a co-working space at NASA Research Park, a structured program offering and the best Singularity University has to offer – all with the goal to help you build products positively impacting humanity at scale.

For those interested, please apply via the OFFICIAL PAGE

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: FALLING WALLS LONDON 2014! 66days left

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image Credits :Falling Walls

The Falling Walls Lab offers young academics, professionals, and entrepreneurs a high profile platform to showcase their innovative research to a panel of luminaries from the worlds of academia, research, and business.

There’s no one model or discipline that they are  searching for – last year’s London submissions spanned cultural frameworks, education programmes, organic chemistry research and graphic design solutions from bright young students, professionals and PhD researchers.

Variety of Presentations
The impressive variety of applications, spanning diverse industries and different stages of development included:
  • A job-matching platform for blue collar workers
  • A medical software programme to help surgeons treat cardiovascular disease
  • A sustainable soap business
  • A crowdsourcing platform for microloans in developing world
  • An ice storage solution for hot climates
  • A tool to make urban planning accessible to the masses
  • An online learning aid for disabled students

If you want to show your design to the world, don’t hesitate to apply!

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Presentation Format
  • Present your research project, business plan, entrepreneurial or social initiative that is relevant to the world of today – in 3 minutes!
  • Convince a top-class jury with members from academia, research institutions and business.
  • Exchange insights on an interdisciplinary level with fellow researchers and professionals.
  • Get involved in exciting discussions and network with excellent scientists and professionals.
Who Can Apply
Masters students or PhD candidates, young professionals, scientists, or entrepreneurs from all disciplines, under the age of 35, are invited to apply. The Lab is open for participants from all countries. Willing participants will apply their idea and if successful, present at The Falling Walls Lab in London
Global Reach

Falling Walls is a global phenomenon. Last year’s three London winners were joined at the Berlin Finale (usually held on November 9, the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall) by participants from Sao Paulo, Johannesburg, Los Angeles and Moscow to name a few.

In 2014, the participant list continues to grow, expanding to a total of 20 countries and, bringing an ever-increasing diversity of initiatives and inspiration to a larger and larger audience of investors and the public.

Media Exposure
Falling Walls can offer you national and international online, print and broadcast exposure. Last year we were featured in a variety of UK and global press, including The Times, Scientific American and Nature.

Deadline : 66 days Remaining

If you are interested on this opportunity, Visit falling Walls  Official page and get to  apply .