The Tony Elumelu Foundation has been in existence since 2010.the entrepreneurship programme launched in 2015 is the Largest African initiative set out to identify and empower Africans on the continent, create over a million jobs and increase the African economy by $10 billion dollars.
The inclusive philosophy of Africapitalism by founder, Tony .o. Elumelu seeks a vibrant economy run by leading Africans, it also forms one of the objectives of the programme.
Over the year the TEF has equipped over 5,000 individuals across various sectors and countries in the continent. The remarkability of the event is in the rich mix of cultures present at the event including the prestigious past guests including World leaders, financial gurus, business tycoons and Presidents.
United Bank for Africa as an establishment has rendered its support giving financial advise from its senior colleagues at TEF symposiums as well as hosting the UBA Journalism fellows for the event.
This year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation is set to make history again by launching the largest African digital hub for entrepreneurs- TEF CONNECT.
To be hosted in Lagos on the 25th of October, 2018. Oluchi Orlandi, Alessia Balducci and a host of others are also set to be on the Pitching competition panel ”Is your business ready for Investors?”