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The Tony Elumelu Foundation
The Tony Elumelu Foundation launched in 2015, has a decade-long commitment to use $100million to create about 1,000,000 new jobs opportunities. With a strong vision to “establish the pre-eminent pan-African entrepreneurship, programme and create 10,000 startups across Africa within the next 10 years that generate significant employment and wealth’’. African startups and entrepreneur with brilliant ideas that have the potentials to succeed. Founded by one of Nigeria’s philanthropist and Chairman of Transcorp plc, Tony Elumelu.
Shell LiveWIRE is an investment programme supported by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited(SPDC) that aims to assist young Nigerians to consider being entrepreneurs, starting out their own business as a career option.
They run a course– Become A successful Owner Management Course (BSOM), which provides youths with management guidelines and skills. They also provide training guidance and business mentorship to young entrepreneurs between 18-35 years. This program is beneficial to the Niger-Delta regions where it operates, like Rivers, Bayelsa.