Olatunbosun “Bosun” Tijani is the co-founder and CEO of Co-Creation Hub (CcHub), one of the continent’s most prolific tech hubs. New Africa Magazine has listed him as one of the 100 most influential people in Africa.
Founded in 2010 in Lagos, Nigeria, CcHub is the country’s first “open living lab” and pre-incubation space for founders, technologists, social entrepreneurs, government entities, tech companies and investors to promote creative tech solutions to local problems. After the organisation acquired Kenya’s iHub in 2019, it grew to become one of the most powerful spaces in the African tech scene.
“CcHUB’s mandate is to build a formidable innovation ecosystem with a deeply rooted network, cultivating strategic partnerships and practical industry know-how that can support entrepreneurs in building thoughtful, relevant and scalable solutions,” Bosun explained in a press release. “We believe we can only do this if we are intentional and proactive in how we scale and grow our reach, not only across Africa, but also internationally.”
In 2016, Bosun was in charge of Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to Nigeria—which was the first time the Facebook magnate visited the country and Sub-Saharan Africa.
In addition to his work with CcHub and iHub, Bosun also serves as a research fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research; a partner with Growth Capital, a social innovation fund through CcHub; and the founder and CEO of social fitness app Truppr.
He previously worked with Pera as the European research network manager, a technology consultant with the International Trade Centre, the African deployment lead for Hewlett Packard, the business development manager with DeliveryKing and the national director with AIESEC.
Bosun earned a bachelor’s in economics and an MBA at the University of Jos, a master’s in information systems and management at the University of Warwick, and a PhD in innovation and economic development at the University of Leicester.Tags: Africa, Nigeria, startup accelerator, startups, STEM