Tag Archives: Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur

  • Taking the Leap into Entrepreneurship

    with Botswana entrepreneur Nametso Matlhaga Every entrepreneur is familiar with the feeling of trepidation just before taking the leap to begin a new business or become an entrepreneur: Do I have what it takes? Is it worth it? How do I start? Getting through this stage usually requires validating ideas and exploring to understand more …

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  • “My purpose in life is to help other people’s development skills,”- Haythem Dabbabi

    How Robots in Tunisia Are Helping Young African Girls get into STEM It has been predicted that by the next decade, more than 50% of all jobs around the world will be STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Newsflash: It’s already happening! In the midst of lockdowns and social distancing brought on by the pandemic, …

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  • “Perseverance is one of the key elements for running a business,” – Paul Nyambe

    It’s All about a Long-term View If success is the goal, then it can be said that perseverance is the engine. Few individuals are able to achieve great things without first overcoming the obstacles that stand in their way. Many individuals who decided to set out on their own are familiar with the hardest part …

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  • Yoga Studio Owner, Nana Amoako-Anin, Shares Ways Technology is Driving Traffic to Her Business in Ghana

    Nana Amoako-Anin is the Founder of Bliss Yoga Accra, one of the few full-service yoga studios credited with popularising yoga in Ghana. What does your business do and how do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?Bliss Yoga Accra is one of the few full-service yoga studios in West Africa. Offering group/private yoga classes, as well …

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  • Founder Parkupp, Palesa Moloi, shares the Mistakes She Made in Business

    In this interview, South African entrepreneur Palesa Moloi, founder of ParkUpp, a mobile parking application that helps users find parking off-street and on-street, shares with TEF how her company is using technology to achieve their business goals. What does your business do and how do you differentiate yourself from your competitors?  We are a digital …

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  • Tony ELumelu Entrepreneurs

    6 Young African Entrepreneurs Creating Innovative Solutions to Tackle the Pandemic in their Communities

    The coronavirus pandemic presents new challenges to every dimension of life as we know it. With the global effort to reduce the spread of the virus, it has become clear that government intervention may not be enough to tackle the looming economic crisis, especially in Africa – the continent worst hit financially. Young African entrepreneurs …

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  • TEF International Youth Day speakers

    22 Quotes from the International Youth Day with TEF

    Today, we marked the International Youth Day with an event themed “Investing in Africa’s Future: Youth Empowerment through Entrepreneurship” which featured an intellectual discourse on the critical role of the youth in igniting their potential, population, and influence to create mechanisms for sustainable development across the continent. Here are some notable quotes from the event: …

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  • 5 Young African Entrepreneurs Growing Eco-friendly Businesses on the Continent

    Eco-entrepreneurship is the new fad of startup entrepreneurship, not because of its rising popularity, but its potential to transform our environment, improving the quality of life.  In Africa, green entrepreneurship is gaining significant traction, with more and more young African entrepreneurs seeking innovative ways to solve immediate environmental challenges, while making profits.   Here a …

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  • Gender Diversity, African Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Growth

    An Interview with Vanessa Moungar, Director for Gender, Women and Civil Society, African Development Bank Group The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the African Development Bank Group are in partnership to empower young African entrepreneurs. How does this fit into the agenda for the AfDB and how can the private and public sectors work more collaboratively …

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  • An Entrepreneur writes on Contextualizing Africapitalism and Why the African Youth must take Ownership

    By Che Azenyui Bruno Africa is the world’s second largest continent in terms of population and the “youngest continent on earth” as more than 60% of its population is below the age of 25. This relatively young and active demographic of the continent present a veritable opportunity for investment in the creation of startup enterprises …

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