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  • TEF & Heirs Holdings: Commitment to Africa’s Development and Job Creation

    Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu: Creating Impact Through Corporate Transformation The Tony Elumelu Foundation is pleased to share with you, important news from Heirs Holdings. Heirs Holdings (HH), with its affiliate Transcorp, acquired on 15th January Nigerian oil licence OML 17 from Shell, Total and ENI, through the latest addition to our Group: TNOG Oil and Gas Limited.  …

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  • TEF CEO Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu Shares Insight into the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on ChannelsTV

    The CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, was live on Channels TV on Wednesday, January 6, to discuss the role entrepreneurship in driving the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) across the continent.   Here are a few salient quotes from her briefing: At the Tony Elumelu Foundation, we believe that …

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  • TEF CEO Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu discusses updates to the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

    The CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, was live on Arise News on Tuesday, January 5, where she discussed updates to the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme and the role of the Foundation in driving the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) across the continent.  Here are salient quotes from her …

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  • 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

    LA 7ÈME EDITION DU PROGRAMME D’ENTREPRENEURIAT DE LA FONDATION TONY ELUMELU (2021)

    APERCU  Le Programme Entrepreneuriat de la Fondation Tony Elumelu est un engagement de  $100million fait par la famille de Elumelu de capaciter 10 000 entrepreneurs Africains dans une période de 10 ans, à travers la formation, le mentorat et le financement. Le but est de créer au moins 1million d’emplois et contribuer pour $10billion de revenue à l’économie africaine.  A travers son programme d’entrepreneuriat phare la Fondation capacite les entrepreneurs africains et l’écosystème entrepreneurial dans 54 pays africains. Les curricula de formation du TEF ont été conçu pour segmenter les entrepreneurs sur la base de leur capacité et connaissance demontrés.   Les formation ont été taillées pour vous éduquer et capaciter dans le démarrage et le développement de votre affaire afin de surpasser les challenges auquels font face les entrepreneurs du continent africain. Le curricula se focalise sur la pratique et l’apprentissage iteratif qui utile même longtemps après la période de formation.  NOTE: L’achèvement de du programme de formation est une condition stricte pour aller vers la soumission et la revue de votre Business Plan, participation à la compétition de présentation (Pitch) et réception du capital d’amorçage.  COMMENT S’ENREGISTRER  …

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  • 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

    The 7th Edition of The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (2021)

    TRANSLATIONS: FRENCH | PORTUGUESE PREVIEW  The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme is a $100million commitment made by the Elumelu family to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a 10-year period through, training, mentorship and funding. The goal is to create at least 1million jobs and contribute over $10billion in revenue to the African economy.    Through its flagship Entrepreneurship …

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  • 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme

    Tony Elumelu Foundation 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Opens on January 1, 2021

    The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, opens applications on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.tefconnect.com) today, January 1, 2021. This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic activities. To address the unique challenges …

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    TRENDING: The Tony Elumelu Foundation and European Union Partner to Transform Economic Empowerment of African Women

    European Union joins growing list of international TEF partners driving entrepreneurship development Joint partnership to empower 2,500 women from 54 African countries The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs …

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  • Tony Elumelu joins President of the Republic of Estonia at the ‘EU Africa the Post Crisis Journey’

    – December 10, 2020 Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony Elumelu, today joined the President of the Republic of Estonia, Kersti Kaijulaid, during an opening discussion at the online cross-continental hackathon, themed‘’EU Africa the Post Crisis Journey’. The conference sought to find innovative solutions to socio-economic problems that have been further escalated by the outburst …

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  • African Entrepreneurship Digest (December Edition): Ifeoma Okafor Obi

    Ifeoma Okafor-Obi discusses opportunities for Nigerian SMEs at the 5th NESH-NXT Annual Conference for Young Entrepreneurs

    On November 26, 2020, the Director of Operations of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeoma Okafor-Obi represented the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu in a plenary session at the 5th NESH-NXT Annual Conference for Young Entrepreneurs. The webinar themed ‘SME Industrial Investment Opportunities for Nigerian Entrepreneurs in 774 LGAs in Nigeria’ focused on …

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  • Dealing with Pivots: When and How to do it effectively

    Moyo Olisa, Tony Elumelu Foundation If you grew up in an African household, chances are you were told that if you didn’t aspire to be a doctor, lawyer, banker or engineer, you were going to end up a failure – this was often supplemented with a purported cautionary tale about a layabout who lived in …

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