The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is one of the largest private philanthropic organizations in the Africa. It was established in 2010 to encourage and empower entrepreneurs, promote thought leadership and create an integrated entrepreneurial ecosystem that drives African entrepreneurship. Since it was founded, the TEF has catalyzed the development of entrepreneurs and innovators in Africa. The annual TEF Entrepreneurship Programme […]

17th January marks the beginning of the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual gathering brings together global leaders from political, to financial, charitable to creative, and over the course of three days they will consider, debate, collaborate and seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. This year the theme of the Forum is ‘Responsive […]

Davos Day 3

WEF2017 DAY 3 WRAP UP

As I share my final experiences from #WEF2017, it’s a little bittersweet. But just like I said in my first blog, we are People of Action and not just words and good diction. In order to move the needle, we must fully commit to changing the world for good, one partnership at a time, in a responsible and responsive manner. […]

Davos Day 2

WEF2017 DAY 2 WRAP UP

Day 2 of #WEF2017 started out on a very chilly note – we woke up to minus 18 degree Celsius (-18 C), six degrees cooler than the day before! Despite the freezing weather, our passion and energy remained unchanged as we bustled to and from meetings, plenary sessions and events, yet all the while, finding time in between to film […]

First published here ‘We, as leaders, have a responsibility and a duty to think beyond ourselves and beyond our businesses’ Tony Elumelu. Entrepreneurship and innovation on the continent is a massive focus right now, as economies look to diversify and grow. Siki Mgabadeli is in Davos at the WEF Annual meeting and she caught up with Nigerian economist, banker, investor and […]

Tony Elumelu at Davos

WEF2017 DAY 1 WRAP UP

The 2017 World Economic Forum is off to a great start! The world’s most influential leaders (across the private and public sectors, academia, and civil society) have converged in Davos to discuss matters that affect the entire globe. In the 21st century, development is no longer the responsibility of national governments and development organizations alone. To eliminate poverty in our […]

17th January marks the beginning of the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The annual gathering brings together global leaders from political, to financial, charitable to creative, and over the course of three days they will consider, debate, collaborate and seek solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems. This year the theme of the Forum is ‘Responsive […]

  2,000 ENTREPRENEURS AND COUNTING   LAGOS, NIGERIA – Africa’s largest business incubator, The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), is now accepting applications from African entrepreneurs, with business ideas that can transform Africa. The application portal is open and accepting submissions until Midnight WAT on March 1, 2017. To apply, complete the online application at www.tonyelumelufoundation.org/programme. Successful applicants will join the third cycle of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, TEF’s 10-year, $100 million commitment to train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs in every African country. Since inception in 2015, the Programme has assisted nearly […]

Read the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme Application Form here

Africapitalism 101

Africapitalism 101

The link between the Private sector, Africapitalism and sustainable economic development   Economic development, though highly desired, is often out of reach for many countries. As such, all stakeholders in society have important roles to play to ensure that this desired outcome is achieved. For a long time, matters pertaining to development have been viewed as the exclusive reserve of […]