Momo Akade

Year
2013
Location
Menlo Park, CA
Amount
$70,000
Term
June 2013–December 2014

Momo Akade is a 2013 Black Male Achievement Fellow. She is the cofounder and CEO of GigaBryte, a wearable computing learning platform to help bridge the growing racial and ethnic divide in the field of computing. She examines learning in formal and informal environments and designs technology-mediated solutions that bridge gaps between the two.

Most recently, Akade was an Innovator-in-Residence at StartX, the Stanford-affiliated startup accelerator. At Stanford, Akade onducted research on tangible toolkits for learning at the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab. She taught middle and high school history courses in Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. She also served as a dean at Prep for Prep, a leadership development program for under-represented students of color in New York City.

Akade has BA in architecture and history from Yale University and a MA from the Learning, Design, and Technology Master’s program at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education.