Uchechukwu Ogechukwu (Uche) is passionate about Clean energy and has a background in climate science and local manufacturing in Nigeria. His works focus on improving renewable energy and Electric Mobility penetration in developing countries; considering the poverty level, developmental economies, and technology adoption cost by promoting local manufacturing in the clean energy sector.
He is a Co-founder and Chief Business officer at Greenage Technologies, a Nigerian start-up using local solar Technologies to address electricity access gaps in over 26 states in Nigeria.
He also currently leads the Hardware Garage, a hardware start-up and product acceleration Centre in Nigeria promoting manufacturing in the clean energy and E-mobility sector. At the Garage, Uche supports start-ups whose products are in the prototyping or ideation stage to develop commercially viable products. These backed start-ups also access pre-seed funding through the Centre and a local investment syndicate to help scale their project.
Uche holds a BSc in Geography (distinction) from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. He is Nigerian and speaks English and Igbo fluently. He is a lover of free rural education projects which he organizes a few. He also plays regular street football.