Chris is the CEO of Launch Pad, a startup community and workspace for entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals. Launch Pad was born in New Orleans, has expanded to Charleston, and is on a mission to help people across the country be successful building their businesses and careers while working in a community where they feel like they belong.
Chris is an active angel investor through Voodoo Ventures, investing in a number of rapidly growing companies in New Orleans and elsewhere including Lucid, 86co, and Neighborland, and Niko Niko. He co-founded Flatstack, a software development company with offices in Kazan, Russia and New Orleans that builds applications for clients worldwide.
Chris loves mentoring young entrepreneurs and is passionate about connecting startup ecosystem around the world from Nigeria to Silicon Valley.
He received an MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California in 2002, and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical E
I getting active in the Lagos startup ecosystem and have recently invested in a startup there. I was born in Zaria, Nigeria and grew up in Nairobi, Kenya and am very glad to be back involved in Africa.