CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir was in South Africa recently for the Global Entrepreneurship congress and she took out time to join Xolani Gwala on the 702 Radio Breakfast sharing the concept of Africapitalism and the critical role the private sector and entrepreneurship plays in the economic transformation and development of Africa.  

Parminder Vir’s Interview with Power FM

CEO of the foundation was a guest panelist representing the Tony Elumelu Foundation at the Global Entrepreneurship Forum in Johannesburg, South Africa. While she was there, she took out time to meet with Power FM to discuss South Africa’s Business Environment

93,000 APPLICANTS – 55 COUNTRIES AND TERRITORIES 1,000 ENTREPRENEURS SELECTED FOR AFRICA’S LARGEST ENTREPRENEUSHIP PROGRAMME   ‎Lagos, Nigeria, 22 March 2017 — The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is proud to announce the selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, creating the 3rd cohort of the 10-year, $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. Over 93,000 entrepreneurs, from 55 countries and territories in Africa, applied […]

Over 93,000 African Entrepreneurs applied from 55 African countries, more than doubling the number of applications received in 2017. Today, we announce the selected 1,000 Tony Elumelu entrepreneurs for 2017. See the full list here 

Our founder and serial entrepreneur-investor Tony O. Elumelu CON, Richard Branson founder of Virgin Group, and Mark Zuckerburg the ultimate social media guru, have more in common than their pioneering business acumen and philanthropic focus – they all attribute their success in varying degrees to the support they received from a mentor.   Research and surveys prove that having a mentor […]

Losing her father as a young girl, Nkem watched her widowed mother like other women in her community and communities around her struggle to feed and educate their families because of lack of skills and access to finance needed to start a business. Rather than bring her down, this inspired her to start up what is today called Mamamoni. With […]

  In commemoration of International Women’s Day and the need to inspire a generation of women to do greater things in diverse fields of endeavor,, in partnership with Leading Ladies Africa, put together a list of Nigeria’s 100 Most Influential Women featuring 4 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs! Meet: Achenyo Idabacha Nkem Okocha Kene Rapu Joycee Awosika Name- NKEM OKOCHA, class of 2015 […]

Leaving her job with a Fortune 100 power company was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one to pursue her passion of exploring the Agro-beauty sector. Joycee Awosika is the MD/CEO of ORÍKÌ (a luxury skincare brand that fuses natural ingredients & scientific research to create extraordinary personal care products) and a 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur recently recognized […]

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TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Mentor Testimonial

As I boarded flight KP-0025 from Libreville to Lagos on October 27th, my stomach felt a sting: some new and profound awareness: taking part to the gathering seed of the century, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum. During my years spent working for majors as operations manager and contracting and procurement analyst, I realized that many entrepreneurs were as alone in […]