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TONY ELUMELU: PATRIOTISM IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, PHILANTHROPY

August 12, 2016

Originally posted on Tribune THREE weeks ago, while interviewing the chairman and founder of Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries, Dr Stella Okoli, she said something I found exceptionally profound. She told me, her business success could be trace back to her fierce patriotism. To drive home her point, she said to me: “patriotism as one of the […]

7th Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN)

July 28, 2016

Dell, in partnership with Intel®, hosted the 7th Annual Dell Women’s Entrepreneur Network Summit (DWEN) of leading women entrepreneurs in Cape Town, South Africa June 27-28, 2016. The intimate Summit comprised of 200 hand-picked attendees from 12 countries to explore how women can grow and scale their businesses in tangible ways. Over the two days, the […]

ELUMELU CALLS ON AFRICAN GOVERNMENTS AND DONORS TO TREAT FARMERS AS ENTREPRENEURS

April 29, 2016

…And for the U.S. Government to fight famine with flexibility Washington, DC, April 26, 2016 – Tony Elumelu, Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation has called on African governments and donors to treat the agricultural sector in Africa as a commercially viable sector with a […]

TONY O. ELUMELU AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR’S FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY

April 29, 2016

ON OCCASION OF FOUNDATION LAYING CEREMONY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 23 STUDENT HOSTELS (18,000 ROOMS) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DAKAR 4 APRIL, 2016 By Tony O. Elumelu, CON Honourable Minister, Vice Chancellor, Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen Usual protocols Good afternoon, Bonjour, It’s a pleasure to be with you all today on what is a special day […]

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TAEP Final Convocation- University of Ghana

December 18, 2015

On 27 November 2015, The Tony Elumelu Foundation held its final Tony & Awele Elumelu Prize (TAEP) at the highly prestigious University of Ghana, Accra. Ranked the best University in West Africa, the University of Ghana is the oldest and largest University in Ghana with a student population of 40,000+ students. It was an honour […]

NO VISA: QUANDARY OF THE AFRICAN ENTREPRENEUR

December 18, 2015

-Written by Onajite Emerhor As an African born and bred woman, I am encouraged by the new wave of positive stories about Africa, but having first-hand experience of some of the difficulties our continent faces, it is clear that we cannot ignore areas that require vast improvement. Chief among these is the lack of interconnectivity […]

Interview: What Drives The Young African Entrepreneur, With Samuel Malinga

December 16, 2015

Originally published on Ventures Africa Many young people across Africa are setting up their own businesses by innovating new products and services or reconfiguring old ones. One of them is Samuel Malinga. Last week, the 26 year old Ugandan received the Tony Elumelu Prize for Business at the Future Africa awards for his development of […]

Nigerian business moguls offer help to fledgling entrepreneurs – FT

November 26, 2015

By Andrew Jack As Hauwa Katena, from Nigeria’s north western city of Kaduna, began researching how to overcome barriers to the expansion of her designer African women’s clothing business at the start of this year, she turned like so many others to the web. She came across the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, and by April […]

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The Tony and Awele Elumelu Prize Goes to Guinea

November 10, 2015

As we’ve previously announced, The Tony and Awele Elumelu Prize for Academic Excellence is soon to be discontinued to allow a focus on entrepreneurship through the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). However, as we close-out this programme, we continue to have meaningful sessions with our awardees and respective Universities and have experienced first-hand the impact […]

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Lagos could shape up to be Africa’s Silicon Valley

November 4, 2015

Originally Published on Spear’s -3 November 2015 As commercially creative as it is chaotic, Lagos, with some UHNW help, is emerging as a sub-Saharan answer to California’s tech hub says Clementine Wallop. I am sitting in a co-working space, busy with articles and emails. Around me, on primary-coloured chairs in a bright room with a […]