Onyeka Akumah is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Farmcrowdy – Nigeria’s First Digital Agriculture platform. Since inception in 2016, Farmcrowdy has created and is leading a new category of online platforms that is focused on increasing food production, working to impact positively on the lives of 50,000 small scale farmers in Nigeria in the next 5 years and engage 2 million Nigerian youths to participate in Agriculture through technology.
Prior to Farmcrowdy, the 33 year old entrepreneur had led critical positions at some of the biggest online businesses including Travelbeta.com, Konga.com, Jumia.com, Wakanow.com . He also served as E-Marketing Coordinator for Deloitte for West, East and Central Africa, and Webmaster for British Council in Nigeria. Onyeka’s superior ability to fuse Digital Marketing to meet practical business needs has earned him the reputation as one of the most creative internet and online marketing entrepreneurs focused on building household names out of internet businesses in Nigeria.
The award winning CEO, currently seats on the Board of leading tech start-ups in New York and Lagos. He is tireless in seeking ways to impact on Nigerian youths through media and technology. He was named 2017 Tech Startup CEO of the Year at the Nigeria Technology Awards as well as one of the Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs to Watch in Africa by the African Youth Forum in Egypt. In 2014, he was appointed as a Mentor for Start-ups and Entrepreneurship at the Rise Network. He also mentored at the Tony Elumelu Foundation the following year.
An erudite speaker, Onyeka has been invited to speak at a number of platforms. Some of which are the Abuja International ICT Conference, The Nigerian National Career Fair, Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria, Social Media Week, Mobile Web West Africa, Business Day: Agribusiness and Food Security Summit. He was also a Guest Speaker at the London Metropolitan School of Business Management.
He’ll be speaking on the Scaling & Funding Agriculture Panel