This is What Went down when French President Macron Met with African Entrepreneurs in Lagos
While in Lagos this week, French President Emmanuel Macron, engaged with nearly 2,000 Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) alumni during an exclusive interactive session, alongside other entrepreneurs in the ecosystem.
This historic session was hosted and moderated by TEF Founder and UBA Chairman Tony O. Elumelu and offered African entrepreneurs a platform to closely engage with President Macron.
Elumelu said about the event: “The collaboration between the French President and our Foundation is a result of President Macron’s recognition that African entrepreneurs are the key to Africa’s economic transformation and his desire to connect with and elevate the voices of future leaders. How better to reach the most catalytic young minds in Africa than through TEF, which for the last four years has built a network of hundreds of thousands of Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurial minds.
In May this year the French President announced at the VivaTech trade fair in Paris the launch of a new $76 million (€65 million) fund dedicated to providing access to funding for African startups.
Macron’s address begins at 1:41:04.
— Tony O. Elumelu, CON (@TonyOElumelu) July 4, 2018