Oscar Ekponimo

Founder & CEO – Chowberry Inc

Named in Time Magazine’s list of 10 Next Generation Leaders. Oscar is the Founder of Chowberry Inc, a technology driven social business that helps retailers cut food waste and improves food accessibility and affordability for disadvantaged households facing food poverty.

He has championed various innovative solutions, winning awards such as the International Telecoms Union (ITU) Young Innovators Award 2013 among others in recognition of his contribution in leveraging technology and enterprise to address local challenges in Africa.

He was named in the list of top 30 African innovators 2017 by Quartz Media as well as the BBC Top 10 Innovators of 2018.

He is a recipient of the prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise in Applied Technology by Rolex Watch Company for his work on Chowberry which today has impacted over 50,000 disadvantaged households facing food poverty in Nigeria.

He is also the Executive Director of Gallery of Code, a non-profit interdisciplinary R & D lab that works to develop innovative solutions to local challenges through the blend of Science, Arts and technology in partnership Ars Electronica Futurelab and support from the Government of Austria.

He is a member of the Advisor Board – Digital Communities to Ars Electronica GmBH Austria and graced various stages and forums such as the UN Social Good Summit in New York, Barilla Insieme Day in Chicago and most recently Yale University African Development Conference in Connecticut USA.

An Alumnus of EDC/Lagos Business School, he holds a bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Calabar and was part of the inaugural Stanford Technology Ventures Program (STVP), completing a course in Technology Entrepreneurship.

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