Christopher Ategeka

Christopher Ategeka

Chris is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur at heart. He is 2014 Forbes Magazine 30under30 social-entrepreneurs in the world. Before Privail, he Founded Rides for Lives a successful healthcare social venture. He has a BS & MS from UC Berkeley.

San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 22, 2014
Chris was trained at the University of California Berkeley where he acquired a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering.He is 2014 Forbes 30 Under 30 in Social Entrepreneurs in the world. He is an Engineer. He is an Inventor! Quote_down
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2011 University of California Berkeley , BS , Mechanical Engineering
2012 University of California Berkeley , MS , Mechanical Engineering

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Chris is an engineer, inventor, and entrepreneur at heart. He is named 2014 Forbes Magazine 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs in the world.  Before Privail, Chris Founded Rides for Lives built to design, develop and deliver the most affordable, innovative & location appropriate emergency vehicles in rural areas.

Chris is the oldest of five children, became an Orphan after losing both his parents to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He became the head of the household and caretaker of his siblings at an early age. Chris spent many years, in poverty in his native rural Uganda struggling and laboring in fields.  Through many life events, Chris ended up in engineering school in California. He holds a Bachelors of Science and a Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Chris has been awarded several distinctions and awards he has been featured in many major media outlets like BBC, HUFFINGTON POST, Forbes, CCTV Africa, Fast Company, NPR, KQED, UBCTV, on the cover of SF Chronicle.