Alumni

Testimonials

Cherop Joel Zak

When my entrepreneurship journey started two years ago, it found me struggling as an entrepreneur to take my business to another level. Two years later with an injection of just 5000 dollars I am quickly following in your foot steps and inspiring young people into entrepreneurship. I am now often invited to several youth conventions […]

Chikwe, O.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is one of the best Foundations I have come in contact with. Having Participated in the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme in 2016 opened my eyes to what it means to run a business in the 21st Century. Thanks for having me as an Alumni of your Flagship Programme.

Emmanuel, A.

What we need is for government and its agencies to understudy the The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme and adapt it to their countries and within a short time you see marvelous results. The fact is that you cannot experiment with bank that attracts more than 30% interest. Intervention schemes with single digit interest can be […]

Simbarashe, M.

The past 12 weeks of training have changed my thought process as an entrepreneur, I am now hard wired for success. The team at The Tony Elumelu Foundation are so helpful and very responsive to queries. I cant wait for the forum.

Momar, T.

The Foundation has equipped me with certain business management principles which I credit for my ability to strategically grow my company and scale my projects across the continent. Before we joined the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, we had a turnover of $20,000-$30,000. We took the seed capital provided by the Foundation, invested wisely and we did […]

Ada, O.

Thank you Tony Elumelu Foundation for your belief in me when in 2012, you gave me an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to Nigeria’s development. As a Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow, I had a fully funded position as the Senior Advisor to Akin Adesina, the then Minister of Agriculture, through an MOU with the Ministry. […]

Katherine, H.

Participation in the Elumelu Professionals Program (EPP) provided me with a wealth of new experiences and know ledge, particularly around the business climate in Nigeria. The experience has proven integral to my current work at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as well as my prior work at Kaiser EDP in South Africa and at the African […]

Agboneni, O.

In 2015, a chance application – and later selection – into the inaugural edition of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme set the ball rolling for Neni’s Auto Care. It provided premier education on business management – it was focused, simplified and very practicable. Having a mentor in the start-up phase of my business was very instrumental […]

Nneile, N.

The successes of the company since being given the opportunity of being part of the Programme had been that given the mentorship opportunity, we have managed to establish a well-oiled structure of our company, how we conduct our business and a clear strategy of how we will be sustainable in business. The company has been […]

Million, G

“The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme’s Enterprise Toolkit has helped me in a number of ways. It introduced the concept of problem-centric entrepreneurship, which is quite different from my initial approach. Secondly, it has introduced me to the business model canvas which enabled me to articulate my value proposition, identify my customer segments and channels through which […]