Tony Elumelu Foundation set to host 1000 entrepreneurs in Lagos
Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), a pioneer member of the Global Impact Investment Rating System (GIIRS), will host a forum for the 1000 entrepreneurs selected in the third edition of its entrepreneurship programme in Lagos on October 13 and 14, 2017.
The TEF forum will offer opportunity for the entrepreneurs representing 54 countries from across Africa to meet with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers with the aim to build relationship, collaborate and share knowledge that will help to transform the African continent.
It will also feature interactive learning sessions between the African entrepreneurs, as well as leaders of thought, investors and veteran entrepreneurs in the Africa entrepreneurship ecosystem, according to a statement on the website of the foundation.
The forum is the culmination of this year’s edition of a 12 week entrepreneurship programme for TEF entrepreneurs. Other activities of the programme entail mentoring, seed capital funding, immersive boot camp, etc.
Former CEO of United Bank for Africa and Chairman of Heirs Holdings, Tony Elumelu launched the TEF in 2010. But the vision was further expanded with a $100 million commitment to identifying, training, mentoring and empowering 10,000 African entrepreneurs over 10 years.
Some of the speakers billed to speak at the forum include Dr. Awele Elumelu, CEO, Avon Medical Services Limited; Parminder Vir OBE, CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation; Jason Njoku, Founder, CEO, Iroko TV; Adebola Williams, Co-founder, Red Media; Dapo Okubadejo, Partner & Head of Deal, KPMG Nigeria,
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