Nenne Ekoi, the Director of Programs in Cameroon, was amongst 21 applicants selected in West Africa as part of the 7th edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Program.
The program is a $100 million commitment made by the Elumelu family to empower 10,000 African entrepreneurs over a 10-year period through training, mentorship, and funding.
The Tony Elumelu foundation is the leading champion in entrepreneurship in Africa. It aims to empower men and women across the entire continent, catalyze economic growth, eradicate poverty, and create jobs. Investor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu created the foundation in 2010.
As a selected applicant, Nenne will receive training and coaching May through July, before the pitching competition that lasts from mid-August to mid-September. The final selection announcement takes place on October 11th.