TEF Forum 2024

TEF Forum 2024

THEME: EMPOWERING AFRICAN ENTREPRENEURS

TEF Forum 2024. A Decade of Impact, A Promise Fulfilled!

The TEF Forum is celebrated as Africa’s largest start-up event and the world’s biggest congregation of African entrepreneurs. Set to unfold over three exhilarating days in Abuja, Nigeria, the Forum stands as a beacon of innovation and opportunity. It draws together young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries, influential political figures from Africa, North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, and pivotal voices from the private, social, development, and academic sectors.

How We Do It

The TEF Forum provides an unparalleled opportunity for the brightest minds in entrepreneurship to gather under one roof. Participants are encouraged to collaborate, network, get inspired, and showcase their groundbreaking innovations. The event is anchored at the prestigious Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. Within its vibrant setting, plenary halls will host world-class speakers, pitch contests, and ceremonies, while specialised rooms will offer masterclasses and lounges designed for recharging and networking.

TEF FORUM 2024: Where

The event will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria. This venue will transform into a dynamic hub of entrepreneurial activity, featuring:

  • Plenary Halls:** Stages for world-class speakers, pitch contests, and ceremonies.
  • Masterclass Rooms:** Dedicated spaces for intensive learning and skill development.
  • Networking Lounges:** Relaxed areas for recharging and building valuable connections.

TEF FORUM 2024: Our Story

The TEF Forum was established in 2015 by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, with a vision to foster entrepreneurship across Africa. By 2019, the Forum had welcomed a record 10,000 visitors, solidifying its status as the premier event for entrepreneurship on the continent. The 2024 edition promises to build on this legacy, continuing to serve as an indispensable showcase for the transformative power of entrepreneurship in Africa.

  • What is the TEF Forum?

    The TEF Forum is Africa's largest start-up event and the world's biggest gathering of African entrepreneurs. It is a platform for young African entrepreneurs to collaborate, network, and showcase their innovations.

  • When and where is the TEF Forum 2024 taking place?

    The TEF Forum 2024 will take place over three days at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Who organises the TEF Forum?

    The TEF Forum is organised by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, established in 2015 to promote entrepreneurship across Africa.

  • What activities will take place at the TEF Forum 2024?

    The Forum will feature plenary sessions with world-class speakers, pitch contests, ceremonies, masterclasses, and networking lounges and more

  • What are the plenary sessions?

    Plenary sessions are large gatherings where keynote speakers and panellists will discuss various topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation.

  • What are the masterclasses about?

    Masterclasses are specialised sessions designed to provide in-depth knowledge and skills in various areas of entrepreneurship and business development.

  • Will there be opportunities for networking?

    Yes, the Forum will have dedicated networking lounges where participants can recharge and connect with other attendees.

  • What are the benefits of attending the TEF Forum?

    Attendees will have the opportunity to collaborate with other entrepreneurs, network with business and political leaders, get inspired by world-class speakers, and showcase their innovations to a global audience.

  • How does the TEF Forum support African entrepreneurs?

    The Forum provides a platform for young entrepreneurs to connect with influential leaders, gain insights from experts, and receive exposure for their innovations, thereby accelerating their entrepreneurial journeys.

  • How long has the TEF Forum been running?

    The TEF Forum was created in 2015 by the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

  • How many people attended the last TEF Forum?

    In 2019, the Forum welcomed a record 10,000 visitors.

  • Why is the TEF Forum significant for Africa?

    The TEF Forum is significant because it empowers young African entrepreneurs, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, which are critical for the continent's economic growth and development.

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