Africa’s leading entrepreneurship focused philanthropy, The Tony Elumelu
Foundation, is launching the world’s largest digital platform for African
entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem – TEFConnect.
Harnessing and building on the success of Africa’s largest entrepreneurship
catalyst, the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, which has
attracted over 300,000 African entrepreneurs as applicants and trained and
funded 4,460 to date, the Foundation is further democratising access to
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.
Positioned 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
- The one-stop digital home for entrepreneurship ecosystem players,
including entrepreneurs, incubators, investors, academia and the
private sector, providing news, informative resources, entrepreneurship
events and opportunities.
- Creating the space to allow African entrepreneurs to transact across
countries and regions in Africa’s largest digital marketplace, with traffic
reaching millions of consumers.
- Access to free business tools such as financial planning calculators,
business plan generators and marketing templates.
- Access to the Foundation’s Entrepreneurship Programme Application
Form, Enterprise Toolkit and business mentoring by global business
- Enabling entrepreneurs to promote their businesses to potential investors
and other entrepreneurs for cross-border collaboration.
TEFConnect will convene the full entrepreneurial ecosystem across Africa and beyond including entrepreneurs, investors and the business community on one platform.