In January 2016, the Tony Elumelu Foundation founded by visionary entrepreneur-cum-philanthropist Mr. Tony Elumelu called for applications from Africa’s brightest minds through the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). Come 22nd March 2016 at 3:00pm West African Time (WAT), the new 1,000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs for 2016 will be announced. The Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Parminder Vir OBE made this disclosure in an e-newsletter to entrepreneurs.
According to Ms. Vir,” We expected to have truly fantastic business ideas from around the continent and you did not disappoint. We are excited by the level of entrepreneurial ambition being harnessed in Africa and by the continued commitment of emerging entrepreneurs to pursue their passion and make a significant mark on their communities, both locally and internationally. You can expect to find out who the new 1,000 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurs for 2016 will be on March 22, 2016 at 3:00pm West African Time (WAT). Please be patient and keep checking our website and social media pages for updates. Thank you for applying and best of luck to you all.”