TEFO is an empowering platform designed to connect and support aspiring entrepreneurs, startups, and seasoned business professionals across Africa. Our mission is to foster a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout the continent by providing valuable resources, networking opportunities, and localized support.

Empowerment Unleashed

By incorporating the innovative storytelling segment, TEFO offers a unique and impactful learning experience. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the experiences and challenges faced by successful entrepreneurs, enabling them to gain practical insights and unlock their entrepreneurial potential. This avenue becomes an important component of TEFO, enriching the learning journey and empowering entrepreneurs throughout Africa.

Target Audience

TEFO is a forum specifically tailored to meet the needs of a diverse audience across Africa. It welcomes individuals with a passion for entrepreneurship, including:

Aspiring entrepreneurs: Those who have innovative business ideas and are looking to start their ventures.
Startup enthusiasts: Individuals who are in the early stages of launching their startups and need guidance and support.
Students: Young and ambitious students who aspire to become entrepreneurs and want to gain knowledge and insights to kickstart their entrepreneurial journeys.
Seasoned business professionals: Experienced individuals who are seeking growth opportunities, expansion, or looking to make a positive impact through entrepreneurship.

Informed Exchange

At TEFO, we believe in the power of knowledge sharing to fuel entrepreneurial growth. We offer a wide range of resources and learning opportunities, including:

Keynote speeches

Inspirational talks delivered by renowned entrepreneurs and industry experts, providing insights and sharing their personal experiences.

Panel discussions

Engaging discussions where founders from various fields discuss relevant topics, trends, and challenges in entrepreneurship.


Interactive sessions that provide practical guidance, tools, and strategies for different aspects of entrepreneurship such as ideation, business planning, funding, marketing, operations, and scaling up.

Led by experts

All our sessions are conducted by industry experts, successful entrepreneurs, and thought leaders who bring their expertise and real-world insights to the forum.

Connective Synergy

TEFO understands the importance of building connections and fostering collaboration. We offer numerous networking opportunities to our participants. These opportunities allow entrepreneurs to:

Connect with like-minded individuals: Engage with fellow entrepreneurs who share similar aspirations and challenges, facilitating knowledge exchange and collaboration.
Forge partnerships: Meet potential co-founders, team members, investors, and mentors who can contribute to the success of your venture.
Access to investors: Connect with investors who are interested in supporting African entrepreneurs and explore funding opportunities for your startup.

African Solutions

TEFO takes a localized approach to entrepreneurship, acknowledging the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs in Africa. We facilitate discussions and provide resources to address these challenges, including:

Navigating regulatory frameworks

Gain insights into the legal and regulatory landscape specific to African countries and learn how to navigate them effectively.

Leveraging local resources

Explore opportunities to utilize local talent, markets, and resources to build sustainable and successful businesses.

Tapping into emerging markets

Discover untapped markets and growth opportunities within Africa, leveraging the continent's vast potential.

Building socially impactful enterprises

Promote discussions on social entrepreneurship, sustainable business practices, and making a positive impact in local communities.

Resourceful Empowerment

TEFO is committed to providing personalized guidance and support to entrepreneurs. Through thefounder.africa, participants can:

Receive guidance: Get personalized advice and support from experienced experts who understand the challenges of entrepreneurship.
Gain insights: Benefit from the wisdom and experiences of seasoned entrepreneurs who have successfully navigated the entrepreneurial journey.
Develop key skills: Acquire essential skills such as leadership, communication, and problem-solving through mentorship and support programs.

TEFO, with its existing resources, networking opportunities, localized support, and the addition of the storytelling feature, becomes an even more captivating and valuable platform for entrepreneurs in Africa.

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TEFO - TheFounders Entrepreneurship Forum

Scheduled for May 27th 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

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