Ep47: Lessons from the TEF Forum 2017

Ep47: Lessons from the TEF Forum 2017

The Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme is the most inclusive gathering of African entrepreneurs, where over 54 African countries represented met with business leaders, established entrepreneurs and policymakers to forge partnerships, share insights and fashion Africa-made solutions to accelerate the transformation of Africa and we were there live!

With about a thousand entrepreneurs in attendance with guests and VIPs ranging from the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbano, to Aliko Dangote, Jason Njoku (Iroko), Shola Akindele (Paystack), Funke Opeke (MainOne), Tara Fela-Durotoye (House of Tara) among others, the atmosphere was electric and very empowering.

The Forum was an avenue to not only network and meet entrepreneurs from across Africa but also to learn lessons that are relevant to our journey as entrepreneurs.

From masterclasses on Finance and branding to plenary sessions that harped on how African entrepreneurs held the keys to the future of Africa.

One profound statement we took home was made by the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo – Dreams pursued with single mindedness are more powerful than facts. 

Dreams pursued with single mindedness are more powerful than facts.

Yemi Osinbajo Vice President, Nigeria

The current state of Africa doesn’t matter, what matters in our doggedness in making the change that we so badly want to see.

In this episode, we discuss some key lessons we got from the entrepreneurship forum.

Listen to our conversation below:

 

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