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TEF Turns 5!

October 29, 2015

  Today, 29th October 2015, marks five years since the beginning of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). We’re thrilled to celebrate this landmark and celebrate the people that have brought this Foundation to life through their successes- our Alumni. Over the course of five years, we are proud to have run programmes geared catalysing entrepreneurship and […]

L’africapitalisme, des solutions africaines aux enjeux Africains

October 12, 2015

By Tony Elumelu, foundation president Tony Elumelu –October 7, 2015 at 7:23 p.m. Was this article first published in  Libération Man Nigerian case Tony Elumelu defends the vision of an African economy driven by the private sector of the continent.   Tribune. I had the honor a few days ago to participate in the United […]

Africapitalism promotes African solutions to African challenges

October 9, 2015

By Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman, Heirs Holdings   Just a few days ago, I was honored to be a guest at the United Nations in New York, to witness the ratification of the new Global Goals – successors to the Millennium Development Goals launched in 2000. This next set of global priorities, known as the […]

Solar Fields, Sexist Poverty and a Modern Marshall Plan – Bono, U2

September 24, 2015

This article was originally published here.   If you are allergic to fanfare, you’d better bolt your doors and shutter your windows on September 25, because there is going to be a lot of it that day in the vicinity of the United Nations, when world leaders ratify the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. This is a […]

Obama and the era of Afri-preneurship – Dante Disparte

July 23, 2015

White House invitation in hand, I am honored to speak at the  Global Entrepreneurship Summit this weekend in Nairobi on the topics of innovation, navigating the funding cycle and entrepreneurial hubs.  Kenya is abuzz with excitement ahead of a proverbial homecoming for President Obama.  For all the temporary excitement that global summits evoke, GES2015 and the SPARK Global […]

Why Obama’s Kenya visit might be a turning point for African entrepreneurship – Tony O. Elumelu CON

July 22, 2015

(CNN) – President Barack Obama will travel to Nairobi this week to address the sixth Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), and the first to be held in sub-Saharan Africa. This gathering of hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, nonprofits, and government officials, co-hosted by the governments of the United States and Kenya, will spotlight the growing importance of Africa […]

The sense in Elumelu’s boot camp – Steve Ayorinde

July 9, 2015

If it goes according to plan, as it ought to, two words will best capture the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) which commences tomorrow in Ota, Ogun State: audacious and unprecedented.   A thousand emerging entrepreneurs from across Africa will converge on the Covenant University in Ota basically to partake in the knowledge acquisition and […]

University of Cambridge Judge Business School Endorses TEEP

July 6, 2015

The article below is an excerpt taken from University of Cambridge Judge Business School‘s article Some Nigerian philanthropists have invested in management training, showing that this is already underway. For instance, Tony Elumelu, philanthropist and founder of his own foundation, is doing just that through his entrepreneurship programme. His philanthropy comes out of Africapitalism – a […]

A Peek Into The Life of An Africapitalist by Bolanle Omisore

July 4, 2015

Friends! You can’t imagine where I’ve just come from. I know you know I work for Tony Elumelu, and I know you know I travel with him often, spreading the word of Africapitalism, but I feel I have to tell you the details of what we did this past weekend; where we went and who we […]

Rethinking Capitalism: The Africapitalist Perspective

June 30, 2015

By Tony O. Elumelu, CON   Last Friday, I was proud to be a speaker during the second annual Conference on Inclusive Capitalism in London, led by the visionary and irrepressible Lady Lynn de Rothschild.  As I prepared my remarks for a panel held during the conference, I wrestled with the fact that capitalism that is […]