Alumni stories

  • Ndubuise Eze

    Ndubuisi Eze is Revolutionising Agriculture in Africa with Drones

    TEF Alumnus, Ndubisi Eze is on a mission to unlock the potentials of smart farming in Africa through his company, AMIntegrated Aerial Nigeria. He aims to revolutionise agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa by adopting and implementing innovative technologies such as aerial spraying using unmanned aircrafts for precision dispersal of crop stimulants and protectants. Ndubuisi is driven …

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  • Giancarlo Is Creating The Most Affordable Medical Treatments On Earth

    Driven by a need to improve the quality of lives of people and ease access to healthcare, Giancarlo Beukes, 2018 TEF Alumnus, co-founded Impulse, a multi award-winning medical devices start-up aimed at rethinking medical practices for the betterment of those who need it most. The goal of Impulse to develop mature innovative and frugal medical …

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  • Hafiz Adubiaro

    Hafiz Adubiaro, TEF Alumni, Expands Missions To Feed Africa

    Despite the effects on the COVID-19, pandemic, 2015 TEF Alumni and Founder of Adubiaro Farms, Hafiz Adubiaro has recently expanded his 17-hectare farmland by acquiring a 10-acre farm estate to execute his mission to feed Africa and support the regional agricultural ecosystem. Hafiz, through his agricultural business, Adubiaro Farms is on an ambitious mission to …

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  • TEF Alumna, Nneile Nkholise wins International Award in African Entrepreneur Category

    Nneile Nkholise, 2016 alumna of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme from South Africa was recently announced as one of the winners of an international award in the African Entrepreneur Category. Over the years, Nneile has had a very interesting and commendable entrepreneurship journey, and one can easily see that impact has been at the …

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  • Lucky Yvette

    Yvette Ishimwe, TEF Alumna Recognised as Innovative African Business Leader

    Founder and CEO, IRIBA Water Group, and 2016 TEF Alumna, Yvette Ishimwe, has been announced as one of the finalists at an international award targeted at Innovative African business leader What had initially started as an experiment with treating nearby lake water with an ultraviolet water purifier at the age of nineteen, has since grown …

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  • Mario Egie

    How TEF Alumni, Mario Egie, secured $240,000 funding for his start-up

    Mario Egie is a blockchain enthusiast and entrepreneur, who believes in the future of Africa, and that only Africans can help themselves with powerful collaborations across the world. While Mario started working on a Blockchain payment solution to service the unbanked and make cryptocurrency expendable since October 1st, 2018, it wasn’t until 2021 that he …

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  • 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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