Chidi Nwaogu

Chidi Nwaogu is a serial tech entrepreneur, entrepreneurial ecosystem builder, and software developer. Nwaogu is the co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital publisher for African Creatives, described by Konbini as "one of the largest digital publishers in Africa" and identified by IFC as one of the startups "that could speed up innovation in Africa".

He has been described as one of the "Young innovators making Africa great in 2019" and "50 Top Personalities on LinkedIn". Nwaogu is the winner of the Migration Entrepreneurship Prize 2020, the Africa 35.35 Award 2019 for Entrepreneurship, the Young Leaders Award 2019 for Media and Entertainment, and the Bizz Business Excellence Award 2019.

He is an Acumen Fellow 2020 (West Africa), Alibaba eFounders Fellow 2020 (China), IDEX Global Fellow 2020 (India), Westerwelle Fellow 2019 (Germany), Halcyon Incubator Fellow 2019 (Washington, DC), AfricanPLP Fellow 2019 (Cairo), and Yunus&Youth Global Fellow 2019 (New York).

Who is Nwaogu?

Serial Entrepreneur

Since Nwaogu was 19, he has co-founded, grown, and sold two tech startup companies, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over 1-million registered users within three years. Today, he is the co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital publisher for African Creatives, described by Konbini as "one of the largest digital publishers in Africa", identified by IFC as one of the startups "that could speed up innovation in Africa", and listed by Opera as one of the "5 'Made In Nigeria' Companies That Are Giving Nigerians So Much Value In 2020".

Public Speaker

Nwaogu began public speaking as a keynote speaker at the 2012 IT Leaders West Africa Summit, where he spoke on the role of social media and mobile in developing nations, focusing on the Arab Spring. Today, he speaks around the world about publishing, entrepreneurship, business, and technology, including at the 2020 Leadership Academy for African Development Sessions at Michigan State University, the 2019 International Publishers Association Regional Seminar in Nairobi, and the 2019 Geneva Book Fair in Switzerland.

Volunteer Mentor

As a volunteer, Nwaogu mentors budding and aspiring entrepreneurs and young professionals through platforms like the Lagos Innovates Idea Hub by the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), Teach for Nigeria Fellowship, and the Investment Readiness Program by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth. Personally, he is committed to building an army of young entrepreneurs in Africa through his social media open mentoring sessions with over 110K following, and counting.

Business Writer

Nwaogu is the author of 'Dear Entrepreneur', a 12-volume book series that is focused on helping young and budding entrepreneurs cope with the stress and uncertainties they will encounter along their entrepreneurial path. This book series should serve as a daily devotional for entrepreneurs looking for a companion along their entrepreneurial journey. It comes in twelve volumes, from January to December; a letter for each day. 'Dear Entrepreneur' can be purchased on Amazon and everywhere ebooks are sold for $0.99 - $1.99.

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