TIS2020 to Welcome Former Nigerian Presidential Candidate and Tech Entrepreneur, Chike Ukaegbu in Haiti

TIS2020 to Welcome Former Nigerian Presidential Candidate and Tech Entrepreneur, Chike Ukaegbu in Haiti

Chike Ukaegbu Picture from CNN profile

TIS2020’s theme is “stronger citizens, stronger cities, and shared responsibility.” 2020 has been so far one of the most devastating years for the global tourism industry; many countries have been affected by COVID-19, and several countries in the region are still trying to come up with the best strategy to address the current issues and plan for what to come in the future. However, No plan can carefully be executed without our strong citizens’ involvement in the process. 

Tourism Innovation Summit will serve as a platform of strategic discussion among tourism, business, and tech leaders worldwide, Including not limited leaders from the UK, US, Bahamas, Curacao, Nigeria, the Dominican Republic, and of course Haiti. TIS2020 will welcome Tech Entrepreneur and Former Nigerian Presidential Candidate, Chike Ukaegbu, in Cap-Haitien for the second edition of “Haiti Tourism Week.” 

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 years.

Tourism Innovation and its partners are looking forward to welcoming Chike in Haiti for the second edition of the annual Tourism Innovation Summit (Haiti Tourism Week).

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