Tony Elumelu & Africa’s Transformation : Cameroonian Entrepreneurs Gear Up For 2019 TEF Forum

The largest annual gathering of the continent’s entrepreneurship ecosystem will for the first time take place in the Federal Capital Territory – Abuja, Nigeria, July 26-27, 2019.

Cameroonian entrepreneurs who are part of the 2019 cohort of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) are heightening preparations to take part in the 5th Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) Entrepreneurship Forum. The largest annual gathering of the continent’s entrepreneurs and the African entrepreneurship ecosystem will take place at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, in Abuja, Nigeria.
The forum to hold on July 26-27, whose theme is: “Empowering African Entrepreneurs,” will mark the end of 12 weeks of intensive online training.
Most of the 102 Cameroonian TEF entrepreneurs have already booked and confirmed their flights and are expected to leave Yaounde for Abuja on July 25, Nkeng Bakouyack Paul-Marius Junior, a fashion designer and one of the TEF entrepreneurs told Cameroon Tribune. They are presently in the ninth week of an intensive 12-week online training. The Cameroonian entrepreneurs selected for this year’s programme are engaged in farming, agribusiness, commerce and retail, healthcare, education and training, consulting, financial services, construction, transportation, ICT, manufacturing, fashion design, media and entertainment, amongst others, at small and medium scales. Most of them have already put up sterling performances as they seek to grow their businesses, Rollin Foko, one of their mentors in Cameroon confirmed.
Every year, TEF brings together African entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location. Over 5,000 participants and 40 speakers are expected in this year’s forum which will include the UBA Marketplace - bringing together businesses from across the continent, as well as netwo...

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