Uchi Uchibeke, a proud native of Port Harcourt, Nigeria, and the CEO of Chimoney, a global payouts platform, has achieved a significant milestone by guiding his company into the esteemed Techstars Toronto Accelerator program.
This noteworthy accomplishment underscores Uchi’s inventive spirit and serves as evidence of the immense potential of Nigerian entrepreneurs on the international stage.
Chimoney’s platform empowers businesses to facilitate worldwide bulk payouts through email addresses, phone numbers, or Twitter handles, simplifying the process for recipients to convert funds into various forms, including bank transfers, gift cards, cryptocurrencies, mobile money, airtime, and more.
Uchi Uchibeke, the CEO of Chimoney, explained, “With Chimoney, businesses can effortlessly remit payments to one or even a million individuals anywhere in the world with just a click of a button, utilizing only an email or phone number.”
Uchi’s remarkable journey, from Port Harcourt to the establishment of Chimoney in Canada, is nothing short of inspiring. He relocated to Canada to pursue his studies at the University of Saskatchewan, facing numerous challenges along the way, including financial instability stemming from political turmoil in Nigeria.
In spite of these adversities, Uchi exhibited unwavering determination and subsequently gained valuable experience working at prominent companies such as Shopify, RBC, and IBM Canada before founding Chimoney.
Uchi’s accomplishments serve as a guiding light and a source of motivation for aspiring Nigerian entrepreneurs and innovators. As Chimoney embarks on its participation in the Techstars Toronto Accelerator program, Uchi’s narrative underscores the potency of resolve, ingenuity, and the indomitable Nigerian spirit.
The nation celebrates Uchi’s achievements and eagerly anticipates his ongoing success in the global fintech arena.
Uchi’s contributions to the industry and his dedication to promoting financial inclusion position him as a promising candidate for future opportunities within Nigeria’s thriving tech ecosystem.
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