1000 Africans Attend Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur Startup Trainings
A thousand entrepreneurs from 51 African countries gathered in Nigeria for a two-day Startup Trainings hosted by the Tony Elumelu with speeches by a who’s who of African influencers.
They were all part of the inaugural class of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, a multi-year training, funding, and mentoring program to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs, Forbes reports.
Chosen from 20,000 applicants, 1000 entrepreneurs were accepted into the program. Each entrepreneur will receive $10,000 from Elumelu to support their businesses.
Entrepreneurs came from Lusaka and Lomé to Cape Town and Casablanca for the Startup Trainings, considered to be one of the largest gatherings of African entrepreneurs in recent times.