23yrs Old Nigerian, Chris Kwekowe turned down a Job offfer from Bill Gates to begin his Own StartUp.

23yrs Old Nigerian, Chris Kwekowe turned down a job offer from Bill Gate to begin his own start up.

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Chris Kwekowe, Nigerian.

CEO of Slatecube and Forbes Under 30 honoree.

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He rejected the offer to build up his own startup, Slatecube– a website aimed at helping other young Nigerians find jobs.

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The 23-year-old computer science 2015 graduate proudly revealed this to Bill Gates during a television interview for Africa’s brightest young entrepreneurs in August 2016.

_____ “When I told him, Gates was intrigued and he smiled. After the programme, all the directors were like, ‘Dude, you mean you actually turned down a job at Microsoft and had the guts to tell Bill Gates?’

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Kwekowe founded Slatecube with his brother Emerald, 20, in October 2014. The pair funded their efforts by freelancing as web designers and running a software solutions firm.

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He said Slatecube seeks to solve that problem by nurturing the graduates through digital internships and so far, Slatecube has an 80% employment rate for its users. .

Companies that have used the platform, have saved over $100,000 in 2015 by hiring skilled, ready to work employees.

_________ “I turned down job offers from Microsoft and the likes to pursue something more defining for me, and how Africa’s development depends more on sustainable investments in innovative social startups like Slatecube that solve some of the continent’s biggest problems, rather than donating entirely to charity organisations who end up requiring more financial injection to deal with the minutest of issues.”

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We celebrate his bravery!!

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