Ope Bukola is passionate about building technology that improves access to knowledge and well-being. She is the CEO of Kibo School, a new online university providing affordable and high-quality STEM degrees to African students. Kibo just admitted its founding class of students in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya earning an online Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Previously she led the Product team for Google Classroom, was a product manager at Amplify Education, and managed partnerships at CK-12 Foundation. She is a board member of Zeta, a network of high-performing, next-generation schools in New York, and a founding member of Level, a multiracial network of women who take action for racial equity through investing in black women.
There is a lack of focused discourse highlighting innovation in exceptional talent identification and development in Africa. There is an urgent need to harness/unlock the potential of Africa’s demographic dividend by way of its youthful population. This panel will seek to learn from a diverse set of entrepreneurs at the forefront of reimagining how we educate the world’s youngest population. We will explore how for- and non-profit models face incredible opportunities and challenges as they scale across borders on the continent.