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Tony Elumelu Foundation to launch TEFConnect at Africa’s largest entrepreneurship forum

Tony Elumelu with young African Entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation, which is Africa’s leading entrepreneurship focused philanthropy, has announced that it will be launching the world’s largest digital platform for African entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem –  TEFConnect, at this year’s interactive session in Lagos slated for October 25, 2018.

TEFConnect is an open source platform, which will provide bespoke tools and content to catalyse business development for millions across the continent, through technology and directly applicable content, going by the organisers.

Dubbed as the “Facebook for African Entrepreneurs”, the TEFConnect platform is a contemporary, intuitive, informative and user-friendly go-to entrepreneurship space, that provides five specific benefits to its users, among others.

Particularly, it is the one-stop digital home for entrepreneurship ecosystem players, including entrepreneurs, incubators, investors, academia and the private sector, it creates the space to allow African entrepreneurs to transact across countries and regions in Africa’s largest digital marketplace, with traffic reaching millions of consumers, permits access to free business tools such as financial planning calculators, business plan generators and marketing templates and enables entrepreneurs to promote their businesses to potential investors and other entrepreneurs for cross-border collaboration.

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According to the CEO of the Foundation, Parminder Vir OBE, TEFConnect is aimed at scaling TEF impact by connecting African entrepreneurship ecosystem on a single platform.”

For his part, the Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Tony O. Elumelu, CON said: “In the four years, since the launch of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme, we have shown that entrepreneurship can change a continent – we have invested in people and processes. We have already helped create business successes and brought policy makers into the entrepreneurial dynamic.  But in many ways, we are scratching the surface. This year we are broadening our scope, taking the conversation to where interaction is increasingly occurring – the digital realm. By connecting African entrepreneurs globally on TEFConnect, we are further unleashing the true potential of our entrepreneurs and transforming the continent”.

The 4th TEF Forum will convene Africa’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, including the broad investor community, government and policymakers, leading developmental organisations, private sector representatives, the media and partners.

This year’s interactive session in Lagos, Nigeria will include President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, moderated by TEF Founder, Tony O. Elumelu.



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