Simeon Ononobi is the founder of SimplePay and MyAds Global (owners of the MyAds App Trade Mark globally). He studied biochemistry at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo-State FUTO. He first showed his love for the tech world while in the university when he started his first business called Compuvarsity, where he taught people how to use computers and surf the web. He left school and started a project called BUMP (back up my phone) that allowed people back up mobile phone information. He sold this project and went on develop other tech solutions most notably for the Federal Govt. of Nigeria, YouWin! And Project ACT Nollywood, and he created the First banking Lifestyle app called GT-MOVE (GTBank’s Mobile Velocity for GTBank).
He was internationally recognized in 2013,when he won the SeedStars world Lagos competition for” best Nigerian startup”, for his innovation SimplePay. He then went on to represent Nigeria internationally and out of 52 contestants from around the world he came out first runner up and was awarded $330,000.
SimplePay was an idea he came up with to solve the everyday online payment hassle faced by everyday Nigerians, It is a platform that allows users with an email address and a bank account to securely and conveniently send and receive payments online. Early in 2015, the Nigerian bank of Industry decided to invest and buy some large stake in the company, making SimplePay the first Nigerian Payment Start-Up to be funded by the Nigerian industrial Bank.
Since he gained international recognition Simeon Ononobi has not relented in his efforts towards providing tech solutions in Nigeria, African and to the rest of the world. He has created and sold a lot of solutions to corporate bodies and the Federal Government
In 2015 Simeon Ononobi, founded MyAds Global (first of its kind innovation globally). The MyAds app is an app that rewards users instantly with cash points, for viewing targeted ads on their mobile devices during incoming calls. He has since pivoted the app to contain various daily needed app activities. Examples are Quid Crush (An educational brain teaser, which combined with speed, time and quizzes engages the mind of its users. Apart from Quid Crush the MyAds team he leads also added, Personalized screen and MyGroups for great interactions and viral app usage).
As a tech enthusiast and conference speaker, he continues to motivate tech newbies across the world. He has spoken in over 50 Global tech conferences and events, a multi award winner with over 37 local and global awards. Simeon has broken barriers in the tech world and provided tech solutions to our everyday problems. Nigerian Top Executives in the IT and Software industry selected him in the top ‘1 Percent of All Nigerian executives’ in 2015 in the IT & Software industry. He was presented this award based on the company size and international business network strength. He is committed to contributing positively to the lives of Up-Coming Entrepreneurs and Mentors over 2000 entrepreneurs. He has a love for community development and helps alleviate the sufferings of women and children in rural areas. He has just started a scheme to help create 15 Local entrepreneurs in the eastern part of Nigeria and is poised to grow this base in the coming years. He is an ardent believer of the phrase “wherever there’s a problem, there’s always a solution” and has a popular quote, “stop complaining and Start doing something”. Simeon is married to his business partner and tech-entrepreneur Madonna Ononobi (Nee Anagor), and has two lovely kids.