Tag Archives: Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme

  • Greenrev

    Greenrev’s Approach to Fighting Malnourishment in Rwanda

    Two years before he launched his enterprise GREENREV GR LTD, Joseph Niyomukiza could not stop thinking of how much more cost-effective food fortification is to vaccinations in preventing or fighting disease. The idea was rooted in the development of his country, Rwanda. Yet, it was not until the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, where he received …

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  • TEF Alumni Regis Umugiraneze

    Regis Umugiraneza’s Innovative Idea is Maximizing the Use of Sweet Potatoes in Rwanda

    In his fourth year of studying Agriculture Economics and Agribusiness at the University of Rwanda, Regis Umugiraneza had an idea about sweet potatoes in Rwanda and sub-Saharan Africa. Choosing to go the extra mile, he used his dissertation to interrogate this idea further, and in 2014, he realized he could add value to this crop. Rwanda often experienced …

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  • TEF Alumni Mauricette Kobozo Yadibert

    How Mauricette Kobozo Yadibert is Driving Inclusivity in the Central African Republic

    In 2004, 11-year-old Kobozo Yadibert Mauricette first became aware of the project that would empower her community and later make her a Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur with her enterprise, WA NZIN A GA ZO. Still so young, she got engaged in scouting, which further inspired her desire to foster community-driven work. She challenged himself with tasks …

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  • 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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  • Tony Elumelu

    O PODER DO EMPREENDEDORISMO EM MEIO À INCERTEZA

    UMA CARTA DO FUNDADOR, A FUNDAÇÃO TONY ELUMELU Em 2020, o mundo parou, mas nós não. Quando lançamos a Fundação Tony Elumelu em 2010, fizemos algo novo na África – “democratizamos” a sorte. Em minha própria jornada empresarial, eu sabia que a sorte tinha desempenhado um papel importante e estava determinado a que outros, muitos …

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    LA PUISSANCE DE L’ENTREPRENEURIAT PARMI L’INCERTITUDE

    UNE LETTRE DU FONDATEUR, DE LA FONDATION TONY ELUMELU En 2020, le monde s’est arrêté, mais pas nous. Quand nous avons lancé la Fondation Tony Elumelu en 2010, nous avons fait quelque chose de nouveau en Afrique – nous “avons démocratisé” la chance. Dans mon propre parcours entrepreneurial, j’ai su que la chance avait joué …

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    قوة ريادة الأعمال وسط عدم اليقين

    رسالة من المؤسس ، مؤسسة توني إلوميلو في عام 2020 ، توقف العالم ، لكننا لم نفعل ذلك. عندما أطلقنا مؤسسة توني إلوميلو في عام 2010 ، فعلنا شيئا جديدا في أفريقيا – لقد “دمقرطة” الحظ. في رحلتي الريادية الخاصة ، كنت أعرف أن الحظ لعب دورا مهما ، وكنت مصمما على أن الآخرين ، …

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  • TEF CEO Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu Delivers Keynote at the Impact Africa Social Entrepreneurship Summit

    On Thursday, March 25, 2021, the CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu presented the keynote at Day 1 of the Impact Africa Social Entrepreneurship Summit, a partnership between the British Council and Ashoka Africa to accelerate innovative solutions to Africa’s most pressing challenges. At the event, she also discussed entrepreneurship with a focus …

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  • A photo of African entrepreneurs at the TEF Forum held in 2016

    10 Things 2020 Taught Us at the Tony Elumelu Foundation

    For many, 2020 was the year of irreparable shock. Shock to systems, livelihoods, economies. In a time riddled with crisis, tension and uncertainty, people had to rely on the new fundamentals of survival. Global leaders had to reconsider how to handle globalization. Experts and policy leaders addressed socio-economic risks, and the vulnerability of global society …

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    Tony Elumelu Foundation Releases 2020 Annual Letter

    Delivers significant impact amidst COVID-19 pandemic Lagos, March 2021 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, has released its 2020 Annual Letter titled “THE POWER OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP AMIDST UNCERTAINTY”. The report, which was delivered in the form of a personal letter from TEF Founder, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu …

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