ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: An economy rescued by startups | Chika Nwobi | TEDxLagos

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: An economy rescued by startups | Chika Nwobi | TEDxLagos

Here’s Great Tip: An economy rescued by startups | Chika Nwobi | TEDxLagos


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It’s more likely to read of startups being rescued by country’s government than to hear of governments rescued by the startup industry. In his talk, Chika Nwobi delivers a unique perspective on the role of startups in the country. Using the history of the country, he shares models, that have once worked in the past, to illustrate how this charge has a high likelihood of success if adopted right by members of the startup community. Chika Nwobi is founder of Decagon, where an army of world-class software engineers are being equipped with the skills to fuel the growth of the African technology ecosystem. Through his venture development firm, Chika has been involved in incubating over 20 startups including Babybliss – Nigeria’s top omnichannel platform for mom and baby, Jobberman and Cheki. He was the founder of MTech where he launched Nigeria’s first mobile internet service with MTN Nigeria in 2001 and helped pioneer the Mobile VAS industry. Chika has also led consulting engagements for Ford Foundation and IFC.

Chika has a BA in Economics and a B.Sc. in Computer Science and is in the MSc Software Engineering program at the University of Oxford. He also completed the Stanford University SEED transformation program.
Chika is also a venture partner in Rise Capital, an emerging-markets focused venture capital firm and a member of the Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

5 Replies to “ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: An economy rescued by startups | Chika Nwobi | TEDxLagos”

  1. Nice one, boss!!! This is well articulated.

    At Univelcity we are on similar mission and every time we see someone break away from poverty as a result of.the quality education we have provided we know we are inching towards the ultimate goal!

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