Chidi Nwaogu is a serial tech entrepreneur and software developer. He founded, grew, and sold two successful tech startup companies before he turned 24, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over one million registered users within three years and was acquired by a Canadian tech company, Gulf Pearl, in 2013.
Today, Nwaogu is a co-founder at Publiseer, one of the largest digital publishing companies in Africa, as described by Konbini. He is also a co-founder at Savvy, a global fellowship program that has helped over 8,000 young individuals from 159 countries to build sustainable and innovative businesses.
Nwaogu is the winner of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020, Africa’s Business Heroes Prize 2021, the Roddenberry Foundation Catalyst Award 2021, the HundrED Global Collection Award for Leading Education Innovation 2022, and the International Telecommunications Union Award for Global Innovation 2021, to mention a few.
He is a French-African Foundation Young Leader 2021 (Paris), One Young World Ambassador 2021 (Munich), Dalai Lama Fellow 2022 (Virginia), Acumen Fellow 2020 (West Africa), Alibaba eFounders Fellow 2020 (China), Westerwelle Fellow 2019 (Germany), African Presidential Leadership Fellow 2019 (Cairo), and Yunus&Youth Fellow 2019 (New York).
Nwaogu has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Young Nigerians of the Year 2021” by RED Media’s YNaija.