Uche Onuora

Uche Onuora

Venture coach

Uche Onuora is a venture coach and is responsible for helping diverse founders make an outsized entrepreneurial impact in the Conestoga Entrepreneurship Collective’s Venture Lab. He has spent the last five years as a venture coach leveraging his lived experience and honing skills in directing customized agile-driven programming frameworks for entrepreneurship incubation, mentorship, and individualized coaching within the Conestoga entrepreneurial ecosystem. He also leads Conestoga's programming and coaching contribution as a key strategic partner to the LiftOff Black Entrepreneurship Program, which is a FedDev-funded program supporting black founders of diverse ventures in the Waterloo Region and Wellington County. 

Uche is from Enugu, Nigeria. He has two decades of entrepreneurial and consulting experience across various industries, sectors, and projects. He worked for 15 years in the knowledge access and educational technology space in Nigeria, helping to develop the Nigerian Government’s USD $400 million Abuja Technology Village high technology cluster project in 2004; as well as its USD $2 billion project to sell over 30,000 government-owned housing units. 

Uche moved from Abuja, Nigeria to Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada in 2014, to support his young son who is on the autism spectrum. He co-founded HITCH, a Waterloo-based startup that built an educational application linking applied learning to real opportunity for African K-12 students and teachers. 

Uche graduated from the Delaware State University in 2001 with a bachelor of science, Magna Cum Laude, information systems, minor in math and business administration. In 2012, he attended the IESE Business School at the University of Navarra and graduated with a postgraduate executive education certificate, advanced management program in media and entertainment. In 2016, he graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MBA, entrepreneurship and technology. 

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