Chinedu Echeruo will visit Princeton University's Friend Center on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 4:30pm. This event is open to the public and all are invited to meet with the co-founder of Love & Magic Company, a startup studio that co-builds companies with innovative organizations.
Chinedu is a serial entrepreneur who has dared to invent the future: In 2005, he founded HopStop, the pioneering travel app that helped millions of users navigate public transportation in major metropolitan areas around the world. Apple acquired HopStop in 2013 and subsequently incorporated much of HopStop’s functionality into Apple Maps. Chinedu also founded Tripology, a lead-generation and referral business for the travel industry. Tripology was acquired by Rand McNally and later owned by USA Today.
Chinedu believes that individuals, empowered by imagination and information, can solve virtually any problem. He is now the co-founder of the Love & Magic Company, a start-up studio that co-builds companies with innovative organizations.
The studio’s first portfolio company is MindMeet.us, the easiest way for people anywhere in the world to share their knowledge, inspire others, and raise money for charity. Fees are set by the knowledge giver and are donated directly to his or her charity. MindMeet was created to link human knowledge for good. The intent of the platform is to democratize knowledge and to translate the intangible and often inexpressible aspects of people, ideas, and innovation into a conversation that is open to all.
Forbes has named Chinedu one of the “10 Most Powerful People in Africa.” He was also named Black Enterprise Magazine’s Small Business Innovator of the Year and listed in the magazine’s “Top 40 Under 40.” Chinedu has been featured in media including Bloomberg, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, CNBC and more.
Chinedu holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and B.S. in Finance and Accounting (Honors) from Syracuse University.