Ok, so today we will talk about Chris Kwekowe, the 23 year old guy that turned down Software engineer job offer from bill gate for his Slatecube start up in Lagos.
Chris, the talented and young Nigerian entrepreneur told Bill Gates, the world’s richest billionaire that he cant accept a job offer as software engineer at Microsoft Inc, so he can focus on building a startup called Slatecube in Lagos during a television interview that featured some of Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs which was held back in August 2016.
Chris during the television interview told Gates he can’t accept software engineer role at Microsoft.
He said “When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?”
The young entrepreneur believes so much in his dreams that his startup company has got so much value to add and cant betray his passion for slatecube.
The company (Slatecube) if focused on helping other young Nigerians graduated to find Jobs. Slatecube is therefore nurturing it vision by running digital internship programs where users can learn every course they enroll into online.
The Slate Cube startup is looking at expanding and registering its business presence in Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and more in 2017.
He also said “If you can do business in Lagos, you can do business anywhere in the world, said Chris when he was asked where his tenacious spirit to compete in the business world comes from.”
Since employers reject Nigerian graduates because of they lack professional skills; entrepreneurial skills, decision-making, critical thinking, skills and among others, Slatecube has taken it upon itself to address the issue.
Brief Biography Of Chris Kwekowe
Chris Kwekowe is a young Abia-born Nigerian, who was born on 12th of January, 1993. He is MIT/Harvard trained innovative Ed-Tech entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Slatecube at www.slatecube.com. Slatecube aims at developing young African talents into world class professionals for today’s distributed workforce through digital internship. He have shared his model with the likes of US President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and others across several countries within the last 2 years.
Kwekowe has massive interest and substantial knowledge in computers and technology spanning a little over a decade (nearly half of his life). He has an unflinching passion and desire to impact his immediate world, most importantly, the teenagers and young adults with this knowledge using Slatecube.com to train everyone on courses they choose to learn which will eventually show them the path to societal and global relevance.