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Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs Transforming Africa

“ As an entrepreneur myself, I understand what it feels like to yearn for a lifeline, to hope for a ‘big break’, to look forward to enjoying some luck.”

– Tony O. Elumelu (CON)

Our Flagship Programme

We are now accepting applications for the 4th cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Outstanding African entrepreneurs who have start-ups or business ideas with the potential to grow are encouraged to apply.

Through this business development programme, we provide training, mentoring, funding and network access to catalyze growth in Africa’s most under valued resource- its entrepreneurs.

Programmes

From 2010 to 2015, TEF’s past programmes focused on direct interventions like scholarships and fellowships to support future leaders.

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Alumni

Entrepreneurs who pass through our Programme become part of a growing network of business leaders. The alumni network is comprised of all Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs and beneficiaries of our past Programmes.  The online and offline network promotes sector-based and geography-based communities and collaboration across Africa.

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Partnerships

There is growing interest in TEF as the partner of choice on African Entrepreneurship. Like-minded organisations can partner with us to gain access to the largest entrepreneurship ecosystem on the Continent and amplify their transformative impact.

Strategic partners can add value to our alumni, drive research, enhance the largest annual gathering of African Entrepreneurs or fund some of the brightest ideas to come out of Africa.

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Research

We are focused on promoting the positive role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s social and economic development. In doing so, we hope to accelerate the spread of economic prosperity and social progress throughout Africa, strengthening the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

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