Chike is a tech entrepreneur, educator, and humanitarian, working at the intersection of public service and innovation. He is the founder of Startup52, NYC’s first diversity-focused and award winning tech accelerator. Startup52 focuses on creating better access to resources, capital and support for founders from untapped communities. He has counseled more than 25 international delegations on building inclusive tech and entrepreneurial ecosystems. He briefed President Obama’s White House and the My Brother’s Keeper initiative on empowering untapped and underserved communities via tech, education, and entrepreneurship.
At 35, Chike’s presidential candidacy in Nigeria made him the youngest Black person to run for President in Africa and globally. Among other accolades, Chike was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the UN backed Most Influential People of African Descent (MIPAD) as its first Global Young Leader honoree, and have been recognized nationally and internationally for his commitment to inclusive diversity, Africa and people of African descent, and empowerment through tech, education, and entrepreneurship.
Chike studied Venture Capital & Investments at Stanford, MBA courses at UPenn, Executive Leadership and Management at Cornell University, Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York, where he taught Math for seven years and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for two, and is currently working on his Executive MBA at Howard University and a Masters in Management at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign