Profile of Chike Ukaegbu

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Chike Ukaegbu is an educator, entrepreneur, investor, humanitarian, biomedical engineer and Nigeria’s youngest presidential candidate who joined the 2019 presidential race at 35 years old.
Born in Nigeria, Chike is one of six siblings and he moved to the U.S. at age 19 where he studied Biomedical Engineering at The City College of New York. He also taught Math for seven years and served as Entrepreneur-in-Residence for two.
In New York City, he co-founded Re:LIFE Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to empower at-risk and disconnected youth populations through tech, entrepreneurship and education. He later founded Startup52, NYC’s premier and award-winning diversity-focused accelerator to provide better access to capital and resourceful networks for founders from untapped communities – People of Color, women, veterans, founders with special abilities, immigrants, seniors, and other marginalized groups.
In Nigeria, he launched the Education and Entrepreneurship Leadership Fund which awarded 13 academic scholarships, as well as seed capital to students and youth entrepreneurs.

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