Christopher Ategeka

Founder/ CEO, UCOT Inc.


Chris is an award-winning serial-entrepreneur, engineer, and a futurist. He is the founder/ CEO at UCOT Inc., a company that has created a unique model to support and fund early-stage startups creating solutions to unintended consequences of Technology.

Chris also founded UCOT FORUM a conference whose main objective is to have authentic discussions around exponential technology development and usage that may not be serving humanity’s best interests.

Before that, he founded Hourglass ventures a fund that supports visionary entrepreneurs from the African continent who come from the underprivileged background- and need a Friends and Family round of financing to get their ideas off the ground.

He also founded Health Access Corps, a social enterprise that works to establish sustainable health care systems on the African continent. Chris has been invited to speak at some of the world’s most prestigious platforms such as TED, Clinton Global Initiative and United Nations. He has won many international awards for his work, most recently 2016 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; TEDFellow; Forbes Magazine 30Under30, Ashoka fellow and Echoing Green fellow.

Chris’ work has been featured in many major media publications both locally and Internationally such as BBC, Forbes, and NPR. Chris holds a Bachelor’s of Science, and Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.