MEET SOME OF THE PAST AND PRESENT BENEFICIARIES OF THE TONY ELUMELU FOUNDATION.

TEF alumni chapters exist in many African countries, and the Foundation periodically convenes alumni for regional and national conferences and meetups with the Founder or top management staff of the Foundation and Presidents or government officials.

In 2015, TEF consolidated its various programmes and initiatives and made investing in Africa’s next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders a priority. The future of the Tony Elumelu Foundation centers on the provision of structured, robust, and multifaceted support to entrepreneurs around Africa through the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.

The vision for the Foundation is to unlock the obstacles that Africa’s entrepreneurs face as they grow their start-ups into small to medium enterprises (SMEs), their SMEs into national growth companies, and their national growth companies into African multinationals.

We will continue to support our growing numbers of programme alumni, whose inspirational success stories serve as encouragement to upcoming entrepreneurs and demonstrate the effectiveness of our interventions. As we deepen our reach in Africa, we will continue to enrich these alumni networks, facilitating meaningful conversations and mentor relationships to further assist tomorrow’s business leaders and build an impactful pan-African entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The Foundation has set itself apart from grant-making bodies, by operationalising integrated programmes to support entrepreneurship in Africa and by enhancing the competitiveness of the African private sector. We have also built a reputation for successfully implementing diverse programmes to achieve this.

FEATURED ENTREPRENEURS

Dr Etiobhio Samuel is a TEF Entrepreneur, a medical doctor and a fine artist who found his passion for drawing on a sick bed in his second year in University. 

Dr Etiobhio Samuel is a TEF Entrepreneur, a medical doctor and a fine artist who found his passion for drawing on a sick bed in his second year in University. 

She started her business in a small one-bedroom apartment and has been able to transform her business to a point where they own their pick-up hub. 

She started her business in a small one-bedroom apartment and has been able to transform her business to a point where they own their pick-up hub. 

In September 2014, Lawan ventured into the Agro-business sector with the aim of producing healthy and affordable poultry. 

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TEF, Chukwuma Akubue has been able to distinguish his business in terms of management style due to the need to evolve from the stereotypical poultry farmers who have poultry farms but do not react constantly to the growing need of institutionalising their poultry farms.

She started her business in a small one-bedroom apartment and has been able to transform her business to a point where they own their pick-up hub. 

Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur, Amr Medhat noticed several multinational companies struggle to expand their foot prints in developing countries due to shortage of vendors who can help in handling the localization process for their products or services.

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