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TEF Mentor, Kent Ford Takes us Through his Entrepreneurship & Mentorship Journey

Entrepreneurs are made not born. It is part of a deeply held cultural belief that the qualities that make up entrepreneurs, like creativity, ingenuity, and passion, are the result of innate personal qualities. Although there is some truth to this, it is not the whole story. In fact, belief in this half-story may be the reason […]

Empower Africa’s Youth, Elumelu Says at the Obama Summit

African philanthropist and investor, Tony O. Elumelu, joined other global civic leaders at the inaugural Summit organised by the Obama Foundation to discuss innovative ideas and creative solutions to solve the world’s most challenging social problems. The two-day immersive event, which held October 31 – November 1, 2017 in Chicago, United States, inspired and empowered participants to […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation to Participate in the De Beers Diamond Conference

CEO, PARMINDER VIR TO SPEAK ON THE HOW TEF IS CHANGING THE LANDSCAPE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACROSS AFRICA TEF TO HOST ENTREPRENEURSHIP ECOSYSTEM STAKEHOLDERS IN BOTSWANA Lagos, Nigeria, October 26, 2017 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) today announced its Chief Executive Officer Ms. Parminder Vir OBE speak at the De Beers Diamond Conference to be held […]

Seven Years on – Creating a Legacy, Changing Mindsets & Empowering a Generation

By Tony O. Elumelu It is seven years since our Foundation was created, time to reflect on the speed in which we have institutionalised internally; begun to change narratives globally; and championed entrepreneurship in Africa. Time also to remain humble, knowing the scale of the challenges our continent faces; the numbers we could help if […]

Emmanuel Nnorom’s Presentation at the Federal University Ndufu-Alike (FUNAI) Faculty of Humanities International Conference

Entrepreneurship in Africa: Federal University Ndufu-Alike (FUNAI) Faculty of Humanities International Conference delivered by Emmanuel N. Nnorom Group CEO, Heirs Holdings Tuesday, November 10, 2017. Ebonyi, Nigeria. Entrepreneurship in Africa: Young people represent more than 60% of Africa’s population, leading to the “demographic dividend” as the new buzzword of the development assistance and business world. […]

TEF Celebrates 7th Anniversary

We are thrilled to be celebrating 7 years of the Tony Elumelu Foundation! The Foundation is proud to be shaping the African narrative, through our history of work in entrepreneurship, leadership and rewarding excellence. In just 7 years we have empowered over 3,500 African entrepreneurs and future leaders, become the leading driver of entrepreneurship, and […]

The Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurs at the TEF Forum 2017

The third annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum held in Lagos, Nigeria on 13-14 October 2017 with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers. The forum provided a platform to forge partnerships, share insights and fashion Africa-made solutions to accelerate the transformation of Africa. The gathering is the culmination of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, our Founder’s […]

TEF Forum 2017 Session Presentations

The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum (TEF Forum) is the most inclusive gathering of African entrepreneurs, where over 54 African countries represented meet with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers to forge partnerships, share insights and fashion Africa-made solutions to accelerate the transformation of Africa. The gathering is the culmination of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, […]

Tony Elumelu’s Speech at the 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

Founder’s Remarks 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum delivered by Tony O. Elumelu, CON Founder The Tony Elumelu Foundation Saturday, October 14, 2017Lagos, Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria.   PROTOCOLS Thank you, your excellency, our hardworking, amiable and highly supportive Vice President. As they say, all protocols observed because we have great people in this room today. But there […]

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION AND UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME SIGN AGREEMENT AIMED AT SUPPORTING AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

Lagos, 14 October 2017 – “We have to give more attention and support to emerging African entrepreneurs, if the continent’s poverty, inequality and unemployment challenges are to be addressed,” said the Director of UNDP Africa Regional Programme and the Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), in a joint statement issued today. The two organisations […]