The second edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum (EEF), the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs, is set to hold this October in Lagos, Nigeria.
The event is described as the largest for good reasons: it brings over 1,000 entrepreneurs to meet and forge partnerships with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers, to help their businesses thrive.
The forum is the culmination of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), a US$100 million commitment to identifying, training, mentoring and empowering 10,000 African entrepreneurs over 10 years.
This year’s edition will feature interactive learning sessions between the entrepreneurs on one hand and thought leaders, investors and veteran entrepreneurs on the other.
Also, there’ll be exhibitions and displays by entrepreneurs from all across Africa, supported by third party service providers targeting SMEs.
The forum will take place at a yet-to-be-announced location in Lagos, Nigeria from October 27 – 29, 2016.
The inaugural edition of the forum took place last year, and it was highly successful. Read what Gabino Guerengombo, an entrepreneur from Central African Republic and 2015 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneur had to say.
“When my solar module was first re-leased after the TEEP boot camp, the success was so tremendous that we were called to Benin Republic for an Energy and Infrastructure trade mission. As a result, I signed an $80 Million MOU to provide electricity to 10 rural areas in Benin. That’s the power of TEEP and boot camp.”