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Elumelu: Youth Restiveness Ticking Time Bomb for Africa, Others

– Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Heirs Holdings and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation speaks to 21,000 youth at the Joshua Generation International Youth Conference at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA), Mr. Tony Elumelu, has stressed the need to unlock…

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…

Tony Elumelu Foundation Announces Three Senior Executive Appointments

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…

Tony Elumelu Foundation and European Union Partner to Transform Economic Empowerment of African Women

Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy committed to empowering young African entrepreneurs, has announced a partnership with the European Union to identify, train, mentor and fund 2,500 young African women entrepreneurs in 2021. The partnership will disburse €20 million in financial and technical support for women-owned businesses, across all 54 African countries, in addition…

Belgium Confers Highest National Honour On Tony Elumelu

The Kingdom of Belgium has conferred the honorary distinction of Officer in the Order of Leopold, the country’s oldest and most important National Honour, on Africa’s leading investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu, CON, in recognition of his commitment to poverty eradication and the economic empowerment of young Africans. The Ambassador of Belgium to Nigeria,…

Tony Elumelu Foundation to Open Applications for 2020 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on January 1, 2020

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will begin accepting applications for the 2020 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, on January 1, 2020. Applications are made through TEFConnect, the digital networking hub for the African entrepreneurship ecosystem, created by the Foundation. The TEF Entrepreneurship Programme is open to…

ICRC Partners TEF On Economic Opportunities in Conflict Prone Regions

At the just concluded Forum organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), key speakers Tony O. Elumelu, Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) proffered entrepreneurship as the most sustainable solution to accelerating Africa’s transformation. During a one-on-one conversation at…

Tony Elumelu Foundation to Host Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurs at 5th Annual Entrepreneurship Forum, July in Abuja

***Presidents of Rwanda and Senegal to Join Over 5,000 African Entrepreneurs The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 – 27, 2019. The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.…

Tony Elumelu Foundation to Announce Selected Entrepreneurs for 2019 Programme March 22

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading African philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, will announce the selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s flagship Entrepreneurship Programme on March 22, 2019. The event, which marks the 5th round of the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme, will take place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Every…

Tony Elumelu Foundation Opens Applications For 5th Cycle of $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new…