A thousand entrepreneurs were selected from over 20,000 applicants from all over Africa by the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) earlier this year. They are expected to converge in Ota, Nigeria for a two-day boot camp session from July 10th -12th. This will be the maiden boot camp of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme), a $100m Pan-African entrepreneurship initiative.
The boot camp – which is a major milestone of the flagship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) – will see an interaction between established entrepreneurs from different sectors of industry, and the 1000 selectees of TEEP.
In the build-up to the boot camp, the Tony Elumelu Foundation has engaged the emerging entrepreneurs in a 12-week online training programme that culminates in this thrilling two-day session. The boot camp format will be predominately plenary style sessions from speakers with proven track record in business and leadership. The entrepreneurs will participate in sessions including an open mic with Founder Tony O. Elumelu CON and other captains of industry.
The winners represent 51 African countries and territories, as well as a multitude of value adding sectors ranging from agriculture to education to fashion and ICT.