Chinedu Emenalo

KOBOPAY

After several years in the banking sector, it was easier for Nigerian-born Chinedu Emenalo to identify the challenges around financial service faced by customers. With this, Chinedu and his colleague – who would become his co-founder – decided to launch a startup. Kobopay, to offer a more seamless platform for affordable financial services at a …

Kgomotso Tlhokwane

Kgomotso Tlhokwane

Tlhoks Farm

Kgomotso Tlhokwane’s dream was to change the world in the little ways she could and make a difference in her industry and Bostwana. She was able to do that through the Tony Elumelu Foundation. Her selection as a Tony Elumelu entrepreneur significantly influenced her ability to increase staff strength and achieve more. The Business Management …

Hoda Kouakou Steve

Hoda Kouakou Steve

Afririce

While he was at the ideation stage for his business, Hoda Kouakou Steve applied for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Being a part of the programme enlightened him to better understand his idea; structure it and to formalize the company. The seed capital enabled him to launch business activities and conduct various tests on …

Tidiane Rangel

Tidiane Rangel

TK Uabiluka

With a business team composed mainly of female locals, Angola’s Tidiane Rangel is securing Angola’s economic growth and empowering women through its direct and indirect contribution to the development of other local businesses. Her vision was inspired by a challenge she wanted to address, which is that the difficulty in local sourcing for needed resources …

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Belhadj Sabrina

PV Cell

For some entrepreneurs, the impact they make in their communities is as important as the revenue they generate from the enterprise. After becoming a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, Algeria’s Belhadj was able to create job opportunities for people within her community; contributing to the local development by ensuring more people have access to a means of …

Lawrence Mmari

Lawrence Mmari

Flow Farm

Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Lawrence Mmari has always been passionate about someday becoming an entrepreneur. However, although he was a graduate, he had no prior knowledge of business management until he encountered the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme. Through the programme, he was better equipped with the necessary skills to successfully run his …

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Ahmed Hamdain

Rabah International Co Ltd

By leveraging the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, platforms and tools, Sudanese Ahmed Hamdain’s was motivated by the stories of other entrepreneurs. He received guidance on his most preferred business options, leading to a thorough understanding of his business model and operations. Since becoming a Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneur, his business, Rabah International Co LTD, …

Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

Akapko-Lado Gbagbode Edouard

CRIIT-LADO Concept

Having completed his graduate studies in Technology, Akapko-Lado Gbagbode found that there was a lack of processing machinery in African countries, and often the purchase of these machines from outside was expensive and required costly external expertise in the event of breakdowns. After his selection as one of the beneficiaries of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship …

Avotriniaina Stannie

Mahatsara

In July 2020, Madagascar born Stannie Avotriniaina launched a little factory named Mahatsara, with the aim of producing dried fruits and vegetables, but have more products like arranged rhum with dried fruits. Through the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, Stannie has been able to sharpen her entrepreneurial skills to the benefit of herself and her …

Taiwo Awusinu

Taiwo Awusinu

Sirgbo Greengold

A graduate from Lagos State University, Taiwo Sagbo Awusinu is an entrepreneur whose passion for entrepreneurship has enabled him to run a pig production and pork processing industry and Agro consultant film. His deep interest in agriculture and its value chains was inspired by his family’s affiliation with the sector. At the Tony Elumelu Foundation …

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