Elvis Austins is a Nigerian born social entrepreneur who has demonstrated great passion and resilience or making a difference in the society. He is the Founder/CEO of SpellAfrica Initiative, a nonprofit whose mission is to help Africa’s youth improve their English vocabulary using technology. Elvis started SpellAfrica Initiative out of the desire to improve on his poor educational background. Elvis holds a diploma in data processing from the University of Benin.
As ex-fellow of The Social Entrepreneurship Forum in Sweden, he is currently participating in the 2013-2014 GSBI online with Santa Clara University. SpellAfrica Initiative was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the 2013 echoinggreen fellowship program. Elvis was recently invited to participate in the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum in Calgary, Alberta Canada.
Prof Ndubuisi Ekekwe was in the faculty of electrical & computer engineering at Carnegie Mellon University before he left in August 2013 to help establish First Atlantic University - a 21st century African university. Before CMU, the 2010 TED Fellow was Lead ASIC Designer for Analog Devices and developed the company’s first wafer-level chip scale package for inertial sensors. An inventor, his book “Nanotechnology and Microelectronics” received IGI Global 2010 “Book of the Year”.
Ndubuisi holds two doctoral and four master’s degrees, including a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. A World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, he has visited 82 African universities and taught in five; he founded FASMICRO – West Africa’s leading microelectronics firm.