WE ARE COMMITTED TO ADVOCATING FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS THE KEY TO ACCELERATING AFRICA'S SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

THE TEF ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMME

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment by the Elumelu family to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs. It is the only one of its kind and scale in Africa, making it the largest African philanthropic initiative devoted to entrepreneurship and Africa’s economy since 2015. 

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Since 2015, we have empowered 7,531 entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries. This is more than our initial commitment, made possible by our 10 global partners, helping us scale our impact.

TEF Impact, research and publication reports

This is an exploration of how the Tony Elumelu Foundation built its Entrepreneurship Programme, one of the most ambitious on the African continent. It evaluates the initial challenges and the lessons learned from the first two cohorts in 2015 and 2016.

This outlines the impact of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on a cross section of 426 TEF entrepreneurs between 2015-2017. It demonstrates the economic and social impact that these entrepreneurs are creating through their businesses.

Since 2010, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has been dedicated to resolving Africa’s social issues. In this report, we describe the impact of our Foundation’s activities between 2010 and 2015 in supporting entrepreneurship, enhancing competitiveness, policy interventions and leadership development.

This analyses over 93,000 applications received in 2017, during the 3rd cycle of our groundbreaking Entrepreneurship Programme. It provides access and insights into startups and early stage enterprises, high growth sectors and women-led businesses in Africa.

This research project, done in conjunction with Edinburgh University between 2014-2015, explores how African business leaders can pursue the goals of profit and social wealth creation simultaneously.

The Report provides an analysis of the more than 93,000 expressions of interest we received in 2017, the 3rd cycle of our groundbreaking entrepreneurship programme. These applications provide access and insights into African start-ups and early stage enterprises, high growth sectors and women-led businesses which collectively have the potential to catalyze Africa’s economic transformation.

The aim of the research project done in conjunction with Edinburg University is to explore how African business leaders can pursue the goals of profit and social wealth creation and to identify the extent to which they do this. In order to provide a balanced view, policymakers were included in our study to understand how they view the
role of the private sector and also the purpose of business in Africa.

Since 2010, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has been dedicated to resolving Africa’s most pressing social issues by supporting entrepreneurs and enhancing the competitiveness of the private sector. In this report, we describe the impact of programme activities we conducted between 2010 and 2015, during which we operated within four main areas – supporting entrepreneurship, enhancing competitiveness, policy interventions and leadership development – while building the African philanthropic sector as a pioneer in the field.

The Africapitalism Institute launched a report on the sidelines of the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Nairobi, Kenya. It is based on results from a series of surveys completed by TEFConnect users, which includes more than 20,000 members from all 54 countries in Africa.

his report focuses on the potentials of agribusiness in transforming Africa on the sidelines, highlighting that 30% of TEF applications to date are from entrepreneurs in agriculture, representing – by far – the Programme’s largest segment of entrepreneurs.

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