Tony Elumelu UBA

5 Years of Spreading Luck – Everyone Needs a Little Help

In business the role luck plays in success and personal achievement is rarely discussed. If luck is mentioned, it is done with slight condescension, and usually dismissed as a product of hard work, not deserving significant attention. While hard work is paramount – and I have written extensively about the importance of working hard – history and […]

Applications For Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme 2019 Opens On TEFConnect

On the 1st of January 2019, at 12am, WAT, the Tony Elumelu Foundation will begin accepting applications for the fifth cycle of its Entrepreneurship Programme. 1,000 selected applicants will join the current 4,470 beneficiaries of the Programme. Since 2015, the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme – the only African-funded entrepreneurial catalyst of its kind – has empowered […]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation And GIZ Partner To Empower Young Entrepreneurs Across East And West Africa

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading entrepreneurship philanthropy, is partnering with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German Government’s Agency for International Cooperation. GIZ will support the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme to empower 210 young African entrepreneurs, focusing specifically on female entrepreneurs and tech-enabled businesses. The Entrepreneurship Programme of TEF was […]

Macron Embraces African Entrepreneurship

…As Tony Elumelu Foundation (Tef) Hosts Vibrant Session With Nearly 2,000 Entrepreneurs French President Emmanuel Macron offered a bold and new vision of France’s relationship with Africa, speaking to Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs in Lagos during his visit to the state. He passionately advocated a new partnership, prioritizing the role of entrepreneurship in driving Africa’s renaissance, […]

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TEF Opens Entry For $100m Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation says it is now accepting applications for business ideas that can transform Africa. The programme, which is in its fourth cycle, is TEF’s 10-year, $100m commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs by 2024, according to a statement by the foundation. The foundation said prospective applicants could visit […]

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Tony Elumelu Foundation to host 1,300 entrepreneurs, business leaders from 54 countries

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s largest philanthropy focused on supporting entrepreneurship, has announced that the 3rd annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum will take place on October 13-14 in Lagos.   This is the first year the invitation-only Forum is open to non-TEF entrepreneurs and will allow SMEs from across Africa to attend and form networks, share knowledge, […]


Journalists invited to cover Tony Elumelu Foundation entrepreneurship fellowship

Journalists have been invited to apply for the coverage of an entrepreneurship conference. The all expenses travel fellowship is available is available for working journalists who would participate skillfully. Facilitated by the Tony Elumelu Foundation, a nonprofit organization working to promote entrepreneurship in Africa, the organization shall host the Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum from October […]