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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 […]

On Track to Impact 1 million Agropreneurs – Meet Ayodeji Balogun of AFEX

With an early start to trading, Ayodeji Balogun started learning trade and business operations as a teenager through his family business. At thirteen he consummated his first business venture, a transaction which at today’s value is worth $4,000 and managing his family owned commodities trading business with turnover in excess of USD15 million, he further […]

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 […]