Startup Stories - Oyem Ebinum

17 Aug 2022 from 8:00am - 9:00am

As a startup founder, technologist and software engineer and designer, Oyem (Mike) Ebinum is deeply interested in the power of technology to drive social change. Having founded several companies and worked with a wide range of startup founders, he is passionate about leveraging design and technology as a way to create a positive, prosperous, sustainable future through business ventures.

Oyem is the founder and director of Sheda, a human centred design, strategy, innovation and product development company. Sheda uses design and emerging technologies like AI and blockchain to solve complex problems that make and accelerate impact and bring about positive social change, delivering organisational transformation. Collaborating with health and social-care practitioners, Sheda’s projects have leveraged digital technology to improve the sexual health literacy of young people, creating digital health support platforms for dieticians, and developing online tools to support parents of children with disabilities.

Join us for Startup Stories to hear Oyem's story of how he turned his childhood dream into his career mission.

Event is free but registration is essential

Order of Proceedings

8:00AM - Doors open (Darks Coffee Roasters cart in operation)

8:15AM - Housekeeping and introduction

8:20AM - Overview from Oyem Ebinum

8:40AM - Participant submitted Q&A

8:50AM - Additional Q&A with audience

9:00AM - Event concludes


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