Nigerian Billionaire Tony Elumelu will join investors from ABC TV hit show ‘Shark Tank’ next week at an event organized by the US White House to celebrate emerging global entrepreneurs, Elumelu’s foundation said in a statement.
Elumelu, who was listed by Forbes as one of the new African billionaires this year, launched a $100 million multi-year entrepreneurship program in March that seeks to identify and support over 10,000 start-ups across Africa in 10 years, helping will create 1,000,000 new jobs and contribute $10 billion in annual revenues to Africa’s economy.
At the Global Entrepreneurships event to take place on May 11, Elumelu will join Mark Cuban, Owner of the Dallas Mavericks; Barbara Corcoran; Founder of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners; Daymond John, CEO and founder of FUBU — all investors on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’; in addressing emerging entrepreneurs from around the Globe.
US President Barack Obama will also speak at the event, which will be live streamed on the White House website at 2PM EST on Monday.
Other speakers at the event will include Antonio Gracias, Founder of Valor Equity Partners; and Julie Hanna, Founder of Kiva.