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  • TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu, at the AU-EU Youth MeetUp: “Women make up 70-80% of the workforce but receive 10% of the gross income. Young people have the power to change these systems”

    Earlier today, TEF CEO, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu joined business leaders to speak at the AU-EU Youth MeetUp. She emphasised the need for gender inclusion and youth development to power sustainable development across the African continent. “Women make up 70-80% of the African workforce. However, they only receive 10% of the gross income, and what’s more, own …

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  • The Launch of the World’s Largest Digital Platform for African Entrepreneurs, TEFConnect

    Africa’s leading entrepreneurship focused philanthropy, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, launched the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem –  TEFConnect. Harnessing and building on the success of Africa’s largest entrepreneurship catalyst, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which has attracted over 300,000 African entrepreneurs as applicants and trained and funded …

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  • Meet the Selected Entrepreneurs

    More than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries worldwide applied to join the 4th ‎cycle of The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Today, the Foundation announced the African entrepreneurs with the most innovative, high-potential business ideas. Meet all the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs here  

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  • TEF Prize Winner Francis Ayomoh is Leading an Agenda for Universal Health Coverage for All

    Building the next generation of Africa’s leaders is both an organisational mission for the Foundation and a personal conviction of Founder, Tony Elumelu. One way we have been able to fulfil this ambition is through mentoring and the promotion of academic excellence and entrepreneurship, via the Tony and Awele Elumelu Prize. The Elumelu Prize was …

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  • Nasir is tackling security challenges through technology

    After personally witnessing mayhem and pandemonium during crisis like ‘Bamuso’ in 1988, various forms of ‘Shi’ites’ clashes between 1990-2005, ‘Sunni-Shi’a’ clashes as a result of killing very young and famous cleric called ‘Dan’maishiya’ and many other battles between ‘Area Boys’ gangs that results in loss of lives and properties, Nasir Abubakar Daniya became so fearful …

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  • Cherop Joel Zak

    When my entrepreneurship journey started two years ago, it found me struggling as an entrepreneur to take my business to another level. Two years later with an injection of just 5000 dollars I am quickly following in your foot steps and inspiring young people into entrepreneurship. I am now often invited to several youth conventions …

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  • Momar, T.

    The Foundation has equipped me with certain business management principles which I credit for my ability to strategically grow my company and scale my projects across the continent. Before we joined the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, we had a turnover of $20,000-$30,000. We took the seed capital provided by the Foundation, invested wisely and we did …

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  • Ada, O.

    Thank you Tony Elumelu Foundation for your belief in me when in 2012, you gave me an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to contribute to Nigeria’s development. As a Tony Elumelu Foundation Fellow, I had a fully funded position as the Senior Advisor to Akin Adesina, the then Minister of Agriculture, through an MOU with the Ministry. …

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  • Katherine, H.

    Participation in the Elumelu Professionals Program (EPP) provided me with a wealth of new experiences and know ledge, particularly around the business climate in Nigeria. The experience has proven integral to my current work at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as well as my prior work at Kaiser EDP in South Africa and at the African …

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  • Lukas, N.

    The Tony Elumelu Foundation did not only help to fund my business idea, their training has also helped to implement my idea more successfully. Their training and workshop fueled my ambition and equipped me enough to get my project going. Specifically, the foundation strengthen my project management skills including financial management skills that is imperative …

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