Chike UkaegbuChike Ukaegbu

Lead Executive of Startup52, President & Co-founder of Re:LIFE

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.

Takes part in

Sep, 3 7:00 AM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Boost or a Barrier to Greater Inclusion Around the World?

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacts inclusion

  • Can inclusion be a solution to COVID-19 crisis?

  • Flexible and remote working as inclusion-enhancing opportunities

Roy Gluckman Director at Cohesion Collective
Chike Ukaegbu Lead Executive of Startup52, President & Co-founder of Re:LIFE
Div Pillay CEO of MindTribes, Co-Founder of Culturally Diverse Workforces
Alisha Fernando Head of Diversity & Inclusion (APAC) at Bloomberg LP
Jamaal Brathwaite Founder & CEO at Jobseekrs®