Chris is an award-winning social entrepreneur, engineer, & futurist. 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 conferences 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. 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).
Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
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