TEF 2019 Application Guide With Case Studies And Advice (Part 1)

TEEP 2019 Application Guide: How To Apply For The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Program, TEF 2019, Part 1.


The TEF 2019 Application guide is a very useful guide for any TEF applicant. Applying for the TEF program is difficult for a first-timer. Getting selected is far more difficult. It is easier to get admitted to a big University than being selected as a beneficiary.


The TEF 2019 Application Guide was created to help applicants for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship program, TEF 2019. This guide has a long list of the questions asked and their respective answers with some advice that follows. The application is a great way to think through your business. It forces you to give real answers to important questions that will impact your business which is useful even for established businesses. For an extremely detailed guide with real-life examples ready-made application, click here for the TEEP 2019 Ebook Guide.


To begin your TEF 2019 Application, go to the application page here to sign up if you don’t have an account.  After creating your account, log-in to begin your application.


From 2019, the TEF Programme will receive applications only through the Tefconnect.com portal and no longer through the former portal which is application.tonyelumelufoundation.org. If you have registered with the previous portal before this year, try to log in but if you can’t log-in to the present portal, do a password reset. The TEF portal will send an email to you to change your password afterward. You can log-in after the password reset.

After you log into the Tefconnect portal, agree to the terms of service by ticking the box then click on “Save and continue” to move on.


The default language is English but if your primary language is French or Portuguese, you can choose them on the dropdown language option area. Save and continue to the next page after filling the information required.


There are 10 sections for the application that has several questions between them. They are as follows

  1. Introduction
  2. Personal Information
  3. Other details
  4. Profile 1
  5. Profile 2
  6. Company Structure
  7. Market Potential
  8. Financials
  9. Business Impact
  10. Attestation.
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After these sections, you can submit your application.

The questions in these sections is usually a bit confusing. A lot of people find them difficult and give up on the application as a result. This the reason for the TEF 2019 application Guide and the TEEP 2019 E-BOOK Guide.


This part has language options. Select your language then save and continue.


The personal information section is very straight-forward and easy. Fill in your Title, Surname, First Name, Middle Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Native Language and Gender. In addition is the “How did you hear about the Entrepreneurship Programme?” Choose the right option. Save and continue to the next page after filling the information required.


In this section, you fill in your contact details, personal details and social media information.

a. Contact Details

You will be required to provide the following details; Home Address, Street Address, Country, State/Province/region, city/town, postal code, Mobile number, do you stay in a Rural or Urban Area? Email and Skype ID.

Advice: Click here to create a Skype ID. Note that adding a Skype ID is optional but may improve your chances of making it since it further authenticates your identity.

b. Educational Information

This is where to fill in the details of your formal education. You are required to fill in your Highest Level of Education achieved and the Major/primary Area of study.

Advice: If you don’t have higher education (university, Polytechnic or College of Education, etc.), choose Major/primary Area of study closest to you.

c. Social Media Information

In this session of the TEF application, you need to enter your social media Information. These include the profile ID to your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. The profile ID is Simply the unique usernames for your social media account. Your username is what is required, not a mere personal name. When clicked, it should lead to your profile. Please try to make your LinkedIn profile great. It counts. In addition to the above, enter your personal website which could be your business website if you don’t have a personal website. You can also enter any other (one more) Social media account like Google+ if you are an active user.

The TEEP 2019 Application Guide recommends that you enter as many accounts as possible, that is Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and maybe, Google+.

Save and continue to the next section.

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