Chinedu Echeruo is a tech entrepreneur who sold his HopStop.com to Apple.
HopStop.com makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops. HopStop.com, Inc, (branded as “HopStop”), is an online city transit guide offering door-to-door subway and bus directions and maps for over 140 cities around the world using its website, or apps for iPhone, iPad and formerly Android. The company, which was founded in 2005, was named one of the top 100 fastest growing software companies in the United States in 2011.
HopStop.com is a mobile and online application that provides mass transit directions door-to-door mass transit, taxi, walking, biking and hourly car rental directions in major metropolitan markets throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Australia, New Zealand and Russia. In 2001, HopStop was named one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the US by Inc. magazine.
Echeruo is also founder ofTripology.com. Tripology.com is an interactive travel referral service focused on connecting travelers with travel specialists which was later acquired by USA Today Travel Media Group.
Chinedu Echeruo grew up in Eastern Nigeria and attended Kings College, Lagos. He obtained an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S from Syracuse University. He is working on yet another venture but this time, focused on small entreprises in Africa. According to him, “There is no reason why every entrepreneur should have to reinvent the wheel every single time in all the countries in Africa. Echeruo has already begun crowdfunding for his latest startup, Business-in-a-box.
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