I just accepted an invitation to speak in the 2017 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum . You do not miss an opportunity to speak before the top 1,000 African entrepreneurs. These are people who are redefining and redesigning the economic architectures of Africa, from the lagoons of West Africa to the mangroves of Southern Africa, and from the grasslands/plains of Central/Eastern Africa to the beautiful hills of the North. They are demonstrating bold visions, unlocking new opportunities and pioneering new paths, for the good of the beautiful continent. In them, it is not just innovation, but sankofa innovation, with the next frontiers it brings.
It is my honour to invite you to speak at the 2017 edition of the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum taking place on the 13th of October 2017 at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos. We would like you to lead a session on the topic ‘Extending the Frontier’. The Forum is the capstone of the flagship Programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and has grown to become the largest gathering of entrepreneurs from across Africa.
Your professional accomplishments in your field inspires us greatly, and our 1000 eager young entrepreneurs will benefit immensely from your wealth of knowledge and experience. Thus, we are hopeful that you will honour this invitation to speak to the next generation of African business leaders.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation which was founded by Lagos banker and philanthropist, Mr. Tony Elumelu, is inventing a new model of philanthropy that focuses on mobilizing big ideas and institutionalizing luck through entrepreneurship. The mobility comes through a $100 million multi-year commitment Mr. Elumelu is injecting in the visions and aspirations of his fellow African citizens.
If you use the startup language, the Foundation is a category-king in what it pioneered and remains peerless. I remain honored to be serving in the Advisory Board of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program (TEEP).
I will lead the session – Extending the Frontier – which 1,300 participants will attend live. I like Frontiers because in my new book – Africa’s Sankofa Innovation – which came out two weeks ago, I had a chapter titled Next Frontiers.