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RED CROSS AND TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION PARTNER TO EMPOWER 200 ENTREPRENEURS IN NIGERIA’S NORTH EAST AND NIGER DELTA

  The Executive Governor of Kebbi State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu; Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman, Heirs Holdings, Tony O. Elumelu; Deputy Regional Director for International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Africa, Patrick Youssef; Head of ICRC delegation in Nigeria, Eloi Fillion during the historic Signing Ceremony of MoU between the Tony […]

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 4TH CYCLE OF $100M ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2018 LAGOS, NIGERIA – Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneurship – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa.  To apply, complete the online application at application.tonyelumelufoundation.org.  The deadline is midnight (WAT) on 1 March 2018. The Programme provides critical tools for business success, including: Training:12 weeks of intensive […]

Taking Entrepreneurship to Egypt: Parminder Vir, speaks at the Africa 2017 Forum

CEO, Parminder Vir  represented the Tony Elumelu Foundation at the annual Africa Forum this week in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Speaking in her first session on “Early stage startups: getting your project off the ground”. Parminder shared on the how the Foundation supports early stage businesses, taking them through the various stages of the programme […]

BCIU honours Tony Elumelu with the Global Entrepreneurship award

The Business Council for International Understanding, a non-profit United States business association dedicated to forging relationships and promoting dialogue between business and government communities across the globe, has presented the Founder, Tony O. Elumelu, CON and Chairman, Marriott International Inc, Bill Marriott, with the prestigious Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award. The award was conferred […]

[SPEECH] Tony Elumelu’s Speech in New York while Receiving the BCIU Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award

Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award by The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) New York, USA 5th December Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanks so much for honouring us with your esteemed presence This is wonderful and symbolic for a variety of reasons First as President Bush said, President Eisenhower is a man of […]

Letter to the Next Generation By Tony O. Elumelu, CON

Young African, You are brave, you are resilient. You are savvy, you are entrepreneurial, and unlike the generations that have come before you, you are much hungrier for success. You call your ambition, “your hustle”, and you have several of them because you are tireless and eager to achieve financial independence – no matter how […]

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES 4TH CYCLE OF 10-YEAR, $100M ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Today, Africa’s largest philanthropy supporting entrepreneurship – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) – announced that on January 1, 2018, it will begin accepting applications for the 4th cycle of its entrepreneurship programme, from outstanding African entrepreneurs who have start-up or business ideas with high growth potential. The application portal opens midnight WAT […]

Edmond Nonie Discusses Progress on His Business, Track Your Build

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur (2015) and Sierra Leone Alumni Hub lead, Edmond Nonie’s firm, Track your Build has been selected as 1 of 15 businesses by the German Government through the Make-IT program in Lagos and Nairobi. The Make-IT Alliance is an initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), companies, social […]