About Speaker Christopher Ategeka…
Chris is an award-winning serial-entrepreneur, engineer, futurist, & an optimist. He is the founder/ CEO at UCOT Inc. [www.helloucot.com], a company that has created a unique model to support and fund early-stage startups creating solutions to unintended & willfully ignored consequences of Technology. Chris also founded UCOT FORUM, a conference whose main objective is to have authentic discussions around exponential technology development and usage that may not be serving humanity’s best interests.
Before that, he founded Hourglass ventures, a fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs from the African continent who come from underprivileged backgrounds- and need a Friends and Family round of financing to get their ideas off the ground. He also founded Health Access Corps, a social enterprise that works to establish sustainable health care systems on the African continent. Chris has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms such as TED,Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations.
Chris has won many international awards for his work, TEDFellow; Forbes Magazine 30Under30, Ashoka fellow, Echoing Green fellow and most recently, he has been honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader (YGL). This honor is bestowed by the World Economic Forum each year to recognize the most distinguished and inspiring Global leaders. Selection Committee is headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan. Past Young Global Leaders from around the world include Amal Clooney, International Human rights Lawyer, Marc Benioff, Founder & CEO, SalesForce, Mark Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Facebook Inc, Larry Page, Co-Founder & CEO, Google; Sergey Brin, Co-Founder/President, Google, Elon Musk, Chairman, Tesla Motors, Leonardo Di Caprio, actor, Ashton Kutcher, Actor, Emmanuel Macron, President of France, Jack Ma, founder Alibaba
Chris’ work has been featured in many major media publications both locally and Internationally such as BBC, Forbes, and NPR. Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.