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Mentor Experience: TEF Entrepreneurship Forum 2016

By Iselle Akwoue, Gabon. Mentor, Class of 2016. As I boarded flight KP-0025 from Libreville to Lagos on October 27th, my stomach felt a sting: some new and profound awareness: taking part to the gathering seed of the century, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum. During my years spent working for majors as operations manager and […]

Tony Elumelu Foundation opens applications for 3rd cycle of Entrepreneurship Programme

LAGOS, NIGERIA – Africa’s largest business incubator, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is now accepting applications from African entrepreneurs, with business ideas that can transform Africa. The application portal is open and accepting submissions until Midnight WAT on March 1, 2017. To apply, complete the online application at www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/programme. Successful applicants will join the third […]

GE Partners with The Tony Elumelu Foundation on Lagos Garage.

Lagos: 27th February 2017: Leading multinational, General Electric (GE) and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) have announced a partnership that would allow up to 25 Tony Elumelu EF Eentrepreneurs to participate in a dedicated 4- week advanced manufacturing training program every year at GE’s Lagos Garage – a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, […]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation convenes Africa’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs.

Lagos, Nigeria, October 30, 2016 – Yesterday, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) closed the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum – the largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the highlight of the annual TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Forum celebrates the 2016 cohort of Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs – selected from over 45,000 applicants in 54 African countries – […]

Tony Elumelu: Patriotism in Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy

Originally posted on Tribune THREE weeks ago, while interviewing the chairman and founder of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr Stella Okoli, she said something I found exceptionally profound. She told me, her business success could be trace back to her fierce patriotism. To drive home her point, she said to me: “patriotism as one of the […]

7th Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN)

Dell, in partnership with Intel®, hosted the 7th Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN) of leading women entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa June 27-28, 2016. The intimate Summit comprised of 200 hand-picked attendees from 12 countries to explore how women can grow and scale their businesses in tangible ways. Over the two days, the […]

ELUMELU CALLS ON AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS AND DONORS TO TREAT FARMERS AS ENTREPRENEURS

…And for the U.S. Government to fight famine with flexibility Washington, DC, April 26, 2016 – Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation has called on African governments and donors to treat the agricultural sector in Africa as a commercially viable sector with a […]

TONY O. ELUMELU AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR’S FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY

ON OCCASION OF FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 23 STUDENT HOSTELS (18,000 ROOMS) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR 4 APRIL, 2016 By Tony O. Elumelu, CON Honourable Minister, Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Usual protocols Good afternoon, Bonjour, It’s a pleasure to be with you all today on what is a special day […]

GROWING FOOD AND GROWING ENTREPRENEURS: THE FUEL FOR AFRICA’S FUTURE

Tony O. Elumelu, CON’s speech at the Chicago Council on International Affairs’ Agriculture Symposium Co-Chairs of the Chicago Council’s Food and Agricultue program, Dan Glickman and Doug Bereuter; Ambassador Ivo Daalder, President of the Council; Dr. Rajiv Shah; Distinguished Policy-makers, Technocrats, Investors, Industry, Researchers, Journalists, Academia, Civil Society and Scholars; Ladies and gentlemen; It’s a pleasure to be here […]

TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION GAIN FRANCOPHONE SUPPORT FOR TEEP 2016 AT CLUB EFFICIENCE GALA, PARIS

LAGOS, NIGERIA – 22 December 2015 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation, as part of its outreach for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP,) addressed an esteemed audience of French business leaders at the Club Efficience Gala on Saturday 19 December. Founder Tony O. Elumelu was awarded with the Prize for Excellence and represented by the […]