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Chidi Nwaogu

Co-founder and CEO, Publiseer

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Chidi Nwaogu is a serial tech entrepreneur and software developer. Nwaogu is co-founder and CEO of Publiseer, a digital content 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 ModernGhana as one of the top ""10 African Innovations"". Nwaogu is a Westerwelle Fellow 2019, Yunus&Youth Global Fellow 2019, Halcyon Incubator Fellow 2019, African Young Leaders Fellow 2019, SensX Fellow 2017, two-time recipient of OD Young Person of the Month Honour, winner of Startup World Cup Nigeria Regional Competition 2019, first place winner of OD Impact Challenge 2018, and a shortlisted candidate for Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 2019.Nwaogu started his entrepreneurial journey when he was 16 with the creation of 9ja Boi Interactive, a video game development company. Since he was 19, he has co-founded, grown and sold two Internet companies before he turned 25, including LAGbook, a social network that garnered over 1-million registered users within three years. His startup companies have been featured on several media publications, like Africa Business Review, TechCrunch, IT News Africa, Konbini, PC Tech Magazine, Ventures Africa, and Ventureburn, for their strides in the tech ecosystem. As a software developer, Nwaogu has been learning to code since he was 13. Today, Nwaogu is proficient in 5 programming languages, with JS and PHP taking the lead. Nwaogu was selected by World Youth Forum to participate at The Arab and African Youth Platform 2019 in Aswan, and by Mastercard Foundation to participate at Africa Youth Works Summit 2019 in Cape Town. He began public speaking as a keynote speaker at IT Leaders West Africa Summit 2012. Today, Nwaogu speaks at several summits, conferences, and seminars around the world.

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