TANCon2006 - San Francisco, October 2006 - Fostering African Entrepreneurship
The African Network
Issac J. Vaughn
Yemi Lalude
Andrew Farquharson
Awele Ndili
Doug Kelly
Laura Mellow
Kristin Peterson
Pitch Johnson
Kwesi A. Baiden
Eric M.K Osiakwan
Yaw Owusu
Ike Eze
Stephen DeBerry
C. Blake Williams
Brian Parker
Nathan Beckord


Awele Ndili

Chief Executive Officer, Founder
MShift, Inc

Dr. Ndili is the founder and CEO of MShift, Inc., a Wireless technology company with a wide array of clients in US and Japan. MShifts Mobile Banking Solutions enable financial institutions to extend the convenience and reach of Online Banking to cell phones, PDAs, RIM, Pocket PCs, and pagers.

Prior to MShift, Dr. Ndili also was a member of the founding team for ImproveNet Inc., a Redwood City-based public company, and was responsible for the design of its core Internet technology. ImproveNet, a highly scalable database-intensive home improvement site, has facilitated over $1 Billion of contracts since inception. He designed and built the architecture and implemented the core backend engine to keep track of more than 600,000 service providers. Dr. Ndili was also the lead Project Manager for the Global Positioning System on board Stanford University's Gravity Probe B space satellite, launched by NASA on April 20, 2004 from Vanderberg Air Force Base.

Awele received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (First Class Honors) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering also from Stanford. Awele is a licensed private pilot, outdoor enthusiast, and an avid blue-water sailor.

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