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As a member of the Heirs Holdings Group, Transcorp Hotels Plc through the Tony Elumelu Foundation is contributing towards empowering young Africans across the continent.

In collaboration with the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme, Transcorp Hotels Plc contributes its quota towards funding, training and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs with a seed capital investment of USD 100 million over 10 years. The aim of the programme is to create a million jobs and add $10 billion in revenue to Africa’s economy.


In 2017, Hilton Worldwide through its Travel with Purpose initiative partnered with Transcorp Hotels Plc’s philanthropic arm -The Tony Elumelu Foundation to provide capacity building resources for Alumni of the Foundation; and additional funding of $30,000 for selected entrepreneurs. 


This partnership will:

1- 2018:  Offer Mentors to two (2) Entrepreneurs in chosen sector

2-2019:  Provide capital for two (2) Entrepreneurs in chosen sector and mentoring services.

3- Actively engage in Forum and provide resources for the alumni.

4- 2020: Provide capital for four (4) Entrepreneurs in chosen sector and mentoring for a further.

5- Actively engage in Forum and provide resources for the alumni.


Meet the Tony Elumelu Foundation Mentor, Etienne Gailliez

Etienne Gailliez, General Manager at Transcorp Hilton is currently mentoring two entrepreneurs- Stanley Amah and Temitayo Esther. Stanley Amah’s business is around developing a beach activity centre outside Lagos called “Beach Life”, which focuses on high energy activities such as char a voile, paint ball, booth camp and dancing classes. Temitayo Esther’s business focuses on affordable well-balanced Nigerian packaged meals cooked centrally and distributed through cart vendors (food truck concept but with central production unit).

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