Pearl Dream, a platform for folktale and crowd-sourced African stories, have announced their selection to participate in this year’s Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme.
youth-enterpreneurshipThe Pearl Dream said in a statement that “it is honoured to be amongst other African Entrepreneurs who are also a part of the programme, where they will participate in the learning experience while sharing what they have learned as well as spreading the word of their latest development and mobile application, DreamAfrica.
Chief Operations Officer, The Pearl Dream, Brian Asingia said: “TEEP1000 is a true testament that it is time for Africans to solve Africa’s problems with Africa inspired solutions that have a global potential.
As a co-founder of The Pearl Dream and creator of our DreamAfrica app, I am humbled to be part of the inaugural TEEP1000 class of 2015 and look forward to connecting and learning from mentors and entrepreneurs alike as we connect African content creators to a global audience, one story at a time.”
The Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP) is the flagship entrepreneurship programme of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, founded by the entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, Tony O. Elumelu.
The programme was inspired among other things, to drive inclusive economic philosophy of Africapitalism, based on the belief that a vibrant African-led private sector is the key to unlocking Africa’s economic and social potential.