Alumni stories

  • Women Entrepreneurs

    Empowering Additional African Women Entrepreneurs

    Even before there was a pandemic, women-led MSMEs faced more challenges in comparison to their male counterparts. According to the United Nations, 27% of female entrepreneurship rate in Africa is the highest in the world; Sub-Saharan Africa is the only region in the world where there are more women than men who become entrepreneurs. Still, …

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  • Making the case for Green Entrepreneurship

    As the continent continues to be impacted by rising temperatures, heightening sea levels and a plethora of extreme weather conditions, rethinking socio-economic development is crucial. As the world’s youngest continent and for the future of upcoming generations, it is important to ensure that we are building solutions that are sustainable and address issues of climate …

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  • Emmanuel Nturanyenabo Teebah Film Village

    Emmanuel Nturanyenabo’s TEF Testimonial

    My name is Emmanuel Nturanyenabo, the Founder and Managing Director of Teebah Film Village, a full-service video production company based in Rwanda. I started up Teebah Film Village in July 2017 and since that time, I have been struggling mainly with how to increase sales, and how to improve our product. At some point, I …

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  • njavwa mutambo TEF Alumni

    Bukas to Vibandas: Connecting Africa’s Informal Restaurant Industry

    When Njavwa Mutambo applied to the TEF entrepreneurship program in 2016, he started as the only employee of Musanga, a Zambian start-up connecting truck riders and delivery riders. Musanga Logistics’ connects users who want to send packages – such as restaurants, small retailers and individuals – through independent couriers. Now, he says, the platform has 1500 …

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  • TEF Alumni Spotlight with Msindazwe Ndhlovu

    Msindazwe Ndhlovu ​is a 2018 Tony Elumelu entrepreneur from Botswana​. In this interview, he talks to us about The Noble Savage​, a company that recycles waste plastic and glass for the manufacturing of alternative eco-friendly building materials which are lighter, stronger, durable, and affordable, all while incorporating technology to bring affordable energy to Africa. On Changes …

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  • Hard Lessons I Learnt On Partnerships and Entrepreneurship – Gloria Lwakabamba

    It is said often that failure is part of the journey to success. Tanzanian entrepreneur Gloria Lwakabamba, an Alumni of the 2015 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, believes in hard work and making dreams come true through it. Originally from Rwanda, born in Tanzania and spending her formative years in Nigeria, Gloria’s diverse background is …

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  • Getting into Aquaculture in Zambia

    Cuts in imports of fisheries products which traditionally supplemented domestic fish production, have led to Zambia facing a fish deficit, unable to efficiently meet customers’ demand. Carol Moonga’s goal is to supply clean, fresh, healthy and affordable products to consumers while putting Zambia on the map to be a breadbasket of Africa and the world …

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  • Delivering the Best Pitch

    In an increasingly globalised world, reliable and safe goods movement form the backbone of the world economy. For this reason, Zambian entrepreneur Cephas Nshimyumuremyi started Tribology Energies five years ago to focus mainly on the retail distribution sector. Today, they have a contract with Total Zambia, where they distribute high performance lubricants and a contract …

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  • Building Covid-19 Ventilators in Africa, for the World

    When Hank Debey applied for the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme in 2015, his mission was to provide affordable air services to African farmers who wanted to increase their profits by transporting their crops to distant, more lucrative markets. Hank went to work on Wings4Farmers, producing aircrafts, called levopters, which didn’t rely on fuels and derived their …

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  • Transforming Poachers into Protectors

    All species on earth, including humans, depend on the services provided by other species to survive. This biological diversity provides the resources necessary to maintain the healthy systems we need to thrive. Harmful activities such as hunting can have serious consequences on the environment since natural ecosystems are interconnected and interdependent. 35-year old Rwandan entrepreneur …

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