Joshua Okpata

Joshua Okpata
Reactor School

Joshua "Josh" Okpata is a Power and Machinery Engineer who has led on HVAC and construction projects in Nigeria and the US, he also co-founded Eazyhire - a Nigerian asset rental and financing startup that grew into Kenya and has been an Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Fledge in Spain.

He has angel invested in, mentored and trained hundreds of entrepreneurs, and advised and been a resource to dozens of accelerators and funds globally. 

His work in Venture Capital has seen him serve as a Partner at a global fund for African startups and support a portfolio of 60 startups across 5 African countries. 

He loves to play tennis, dream up moonshots and listen to music when he's not discussing politics or curating wine.


  • Executive courses at Harvard and University of Strathclyde 

  • Power and Machinery Engineering Degree

Awards & Certifications

  • Forbes 30 under 30 

  • Business Elites 40 under 40 African Business Icon

Guest Engagement

  • Sciences Po Africa Summit, MEST and Mastercard Entrepreneurship programmes, The Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting, Total startupper, Bank of Industry, Ghana Tech Lab Covid-innovation project, UNICEF Startup Lab etc