Adekunle Silas has emerged among the world’s most revolutionary entrepreneurs for the 2019 One Young World award.
Adekunle Silas is the CEO of Reach Robotics – a consumer robotics company, which he started at the University of West England, Bristol.
Adekunle Silas is a Nigerian inventor technology entrepreneur known for creating the world’s first intelligent gaming robot.
The One Young World award honours five young leaders – aged 35 and under – who have been judged on the positive social impact of their business ventures and how they are transforming the way we work, learn, live and eat.
The inaugural Entrepreneur of the Year Award winners are:
- Adekunle Silas, United Kingdom: Known for creating the world’s augmented reality gaming robot. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Reach Robotics, a consumer robotics company that creates robots for gaming and STEM education.
- Catherine Mahugu, Kenya: CEO and founder of two businesses. Soko is an ethical fashion brand that supports artisans in emerging economies. Chiswara is an agri-tech venture that partners with coffee farmers to sell Kenyan coffee to the international market.
- Severin Hacker, Switzerland: Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Duolingo; a language learning platform on a mission to make language education free, fun and accessible for everyone in the world. Duolingo has 300 million users and offers 84 total language courses for more than 30 languages.
- Kathryn Minshew, USA: CEO and Founder of The Muse, a career platform used by over 75 million people to research companies and careers. Organisations use The Muse to attract and hire talent by providing an authentic look at company culture, workplace, and values through the stories of their employees.
- Srikanth Bolla, India: Founder and CEO of Bollant Industries, a manufacturing company that produces eco-friendly disposable products and packaging solutions for manufacturers out of a natural leaf and recycled paper. He created it with a vision to enhance employment opportunities for differently-abled people, mostly uneducated and unskilled.