Celebrating 10 years of empowering African entrepreneurship & Catalysing Africa's Development
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We believe in African Entrepreneurship.
So we built an infrastructure that supports entrepreneurial talents across the continent.

The Tony Elumelu Foundation is the leading champion of entrepreneurship in Africa. Our objective is to empower women and men across our continent, catalysing economic growth, driving poverty eradication and ensuring job creation. We believe the private sector’s role is critical for Africa’s development and that the private sector must create both social and economic wealth.

WHAT WE ARE UP TO

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TEF looks out for and selects entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high potential business ideas across all 54 African countries.
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TEF has a platform “TEFConnect” of over 1.5 million registered individuals from across the world to help entrepreneurs nurture their business.
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Since 2015 with a commitment seed capital of $5,000, the foundation also offers mentorship and business management training to entrepreneurs.
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$102 million was invested in the TEF Entrepreneurship programme while $80 million was paid directly as seed capital to support and grow African start-ups.
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TEF was founded in 2010 by Tony O. Elumelu CON with the mandate of empowering women and men across the African continent through entrepreneurship.
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TEF has a Business Management Training Programme that equips entrepreneurs with technical and soft skills necessary to run a successful business.
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