View of participants at the 2017 edition of the annual entrepreneurship forum

BUJUMBURA October 18th (ABP) – The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s leading philanthropic organization focused on entrepreneurship, announced on Sunday October 14, 2018, through a press release, its 4th Annual Forum on Entrepreneurship to be held on October 25, 2018 in Lagos, Nigeria.

The event is a unique opportunity to generate ideas, build networks and connect decision makers and the private sector in a spirit of lively debate and interaction.The largest gathering of African entrepreneurs and the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem will bring together more than 5,000 entrepreneurs, global investors, African public and private sector leaders and development organizations at the Federal Palace Hotel in Lagos, as is said in the statement.

According to the same statement, in accordance with the Foundation’s roadmap to connect politicians with the new generation of young businessmen and women shaping Africa, the forum will feature an interactive session with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and President Nana Akufo-Addo from Ghana, and the session will be moderated by Tony O. Elumelu, TEF founder. The Forum will also include the launch of TEF Connect, the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs, dedicated to connecting African entrepreneurs and the entrepreneurship ecosystem.

“In just four years, we have directly reached 4,460 entrepreneurs and we are starting to see the results, including job creation, practice effects and especially the recognition of the economic well-being of entrepreneur-led Africa.” : men and women who are the engine of the transformation of our continent “, said Tony Elumelu in the statement. He indicates, moreover, that this year, a scale and impact have been achieved.

“We received more than 150,000 applications in 2017 alone against 20,000 in 2015,” said Elumelu, while calling on the current generation to join the TEF to see how to create more impact, truly transform millions lives.

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