Billionaire corporate giant and banker of note,Tony Elumelu, will not seize to amaze many with his charitable gesture and empowerment programs for the youths and adults alike. Right now as you read this, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is already accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa through its entrepreneurship programme. Those interested have been asked to formerly apply by completing an on-line form which has a deadline of March 1, 2018. The programme provides critical tools for business success, which include 12 weeks of intensive online training which guides creating and managing a business; a world-class mentor to guide during the early transformation stages of the business; $5,000 in seed capital to prove the concept, plus access to further funding; as well as access to the largest network of African start-ups and TEF’s own global contacts The programme, in its fourth cycle, is TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024. 1,000 entrepreneurs would be selected based on the viability of their ideas, including: market opportunity; financial understanding; scalability; and leadership and entrepreneurial skills demonstrated in the application. For someone to be eligible, the business must be based in Africa, it must be for profit and must be zero to three years old, as well as applicants must be at least 18 and a legal resident or citizen of an African country.