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Final Call: Applications to The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme Closes March 31

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will close applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.tefconnect.com) on March 31. This year’s intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and young African entrepreneurs, following the Covid-19 disruption to economic…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Demonstrates Gender Inclusion & Equality! Announces Three Female Senior Executives

Nkem Onwudiwe The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs, has announced three senior executive appointments, effective February 1, 2021. This follows the launch of the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on www.TEFConnect.com, which this year prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises and young African entrepreneurs, following the disruptive effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which marked ten years…

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Empowering Young African Entrepreneurs: African Presidents, Global Leaders Tackle Job Creation, Youth Empowerment at the 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum

At the recently concluded 5th edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum, five African Presidents and thousands of young African entrepreneurs converged at the most influential gathering in the African entrepreneurship ecosystem. Job creation and youth empowerment were the key themes tackled at the Forum. The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which has been at the…

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#TEFForum2018: Entrepreneurship is the Key to Unlocking Economic Development on Our Continent”- Tony Elumelu 

Founder, The Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu and The President, Republic of Ghana, Dr, Nana Akufo-Addo 5,000 African entrepreneurs, private and public sector leaders and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem convened in Lagos on Thursday, October 25, 2018 for the annual Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The event which is the largest gathering…

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5,000 Entrepreneurs For The 4th Annual Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum On October 25th

Africa’s leading entrepreneurship-focused philanthropic organisation, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), has announced October 25, 2018, as the date for its 4th annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the broader entrepreneurship ecosystem will unite over 5,000 entrepreneurs, global investors, leaders from the African public and private sectors and developmental organisations at the…

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Tony Elumelu Pledges N500 Million Exclusively to Delta State Focused Entrepreneurship Programme

During a courtesy visit to the Governor of his native Delta State on the , 5 July 2018, Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Founder and Chairman of United Bank for Africa (UBA), Tony O. Elumelu, CON pledged N500 million to create an entrepreneurship programme exclusive to indigenes of the state. He made the commitment after presenting…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation Hosts French President Emmanuel Macron in An Interactive Session With African Entrepreneurs

While in Lagos this week, H.E. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic engaged with over 2,000 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) alumni, together with other significant members of the African entrepreneurial ecosystem, in an open forum, that will guarantee a free and frank exchange of ideas and opinions. The Forum allowed the President to hear…

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Dream Come True: Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces 1,000 Successful Applicants Out 0f 93,000

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), an African founded and funded 21st century philanthropic organization committed to entrepreneurship development, ushers in an additional 1,000 African entrepreneurs. Applications were received from over 93,000 entrepreneurs across 55 African countries –  over 100% increase from 2016, and nearly quadruple of the 2015 application numbers. Proving that African youth are indeed interested in…

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Koroma, Zinsou, Obasanjo, Ikpeazu, Mohammed, Alakija, Elumelu, Join Entrepreneurs at 2016 TEF Entrepreneurship Forum

Mr. Tony Elumelu CON, Founder Tony Elumelu Foundation At the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, held in Lagos, Nigeria, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) hosted almost 1,000 women and men from 54 African countries, for the 2nd TEF Entrepreneurship Forum. The Forum celebrates the 2016 cohort of Elumelu Entrepreneurs, selected from over 45,000 applicants. It is the annual highlight of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme and saw the presence of leading policy makers and business…

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