Today we are preparing to welcome the largest gathering of African Entrepreneurs for the 3rd Annual TEF Entrepreneurship Forum taking place on 13th -14th October in Lagos, Nigeria. I would like to encourage you to join us live online(http://bit.ly/TEFforumLivestream) to celebrate the incredible work and achievements of our team, the entrepreneurs, and mentors who are creating innovative and disruptive solutions to complex challenges across Africa.
Over 1,300 African Entrepreneurs, business leaders, policymakers from 54 African countries will be attending. The two-day Forum features plenary panels, master classes, sector specific networking opportunities and policy-led forums focused on the enabling environment for African businesses. Link to the Agenda- http://bit.ly/TEFforum2017agenda
On Saturday 14th October, the Founder, Mr Tony O. Elumelu will Chair a panel discussion with the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Minister of Trade & Investment; Vice President of Nigeria; President of Guinea; President of Benin and Alh. Aliko Dangote to discuss ways in which public and private sector can work together to improve the enabling environment for African entrepreneurs.
Additional panels on the day will include speakers from: International Finance Corporation; Afrexim Bank; European Investment Bank; AGENCE FRANÇAISE DE DÉVELOPPEMENT (AFD); United Nations Development Programme(UNDP); USAID and International Red Cross.
This is the first year that invitation to the Forum is extended beyond the 1,000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs of the 2017 cohort from 54 African countries, to include selected SMEs, media, hubs, incubators, academia, and angel investors from across Africa, including Mauritius, Cape Verde, Kenya, South Africa, Ethiopia and more. The largest entrepreneurship gathering in Africa will be a focus for intra Africa trade, building networks, sharing knowledge, connecting with investors, and linking with corporate supply chains. In doing so, we are enabling African SME communities to come together and expand the possibilities for intra-African partnerships.
Since 2015, we have supported 3000 Africa start-ups with training, mentoring, funding, and membership to Africa’s largest network of entrepreneurs. At the Foundation, we are committed to driving the economic transformation of Africa, through structured support to the continents entrepreneurs. We are equipping our entrepreneurs with the skills, networks, mindset, and values they need to succeed as the next generation of business titans.
The Foundation’s long-term investment in empowering African entrepreneurs is emblematic of Tony Elumelu’s philosophy of Africapitalism, which positions Africa’s private sector, and most importantly its entrepreneurs, as the catalysts for the social and economic development of the continent.
Please share the links below with your network:
Link to the Agenda- http://bit.ly/TEFforum2017agenda
Link to the livestream- http://bit.ly/TEFforumLivestream
Link to the TVC- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6zgs9ibAKu8
We look forward to strengthening the pathways for more entrepreneurs and we invite you to join us as we impact Africa through economic prosperity and social wealth.