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Michael Wilkerson

Tugende
Co-Founder and CEO
Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Tugende, a for-profit social enterprise, which helps responsible motorcycle, taxi drivers (boda bodas) own rather than rent their motorcycles. Ownership doubles incomes and increases job stability, helping customers invest more in themselves, their families and their futures. In the last 16 months, Tugende closed a funding round of over $300,000, scaled ts active customers by more than 10x, and was featured in VC4Africa, The Economist's Africa blog and elsewhere. Michael began his career and his love for Uganda with internships at Uganda’s Daily Monitor in 2006 and Independent magazine in 2008. As a journalist and Fulbright Scholar Michael has written from Uganda for Foreign Policy and other international publications. Michael returned to run Tugende (formerly Own Your Own Boda) full time in 2012. Michael holds a BA from Stanford and MPhil from Oxford--where he was a Marshall Scholar--both in political science.

My Speakers Sessions

Sunday, March 30
 

9:45am