Jacobs Social Entrepreneur Fellow

Tunji Idowu


Olatunji is currently pursuing an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management. Prior to Sloan, Olatunji worked as an Assurance Associate at PwC before joining PwC’s Digital Accelerator Practice. In his role as a Digital Accelerator, he helped the firm improve its digital solutions and upskill its client-facing staff.

Olatunji was born in Nigeria, a country where his passion for entrepreneurship began. Olatunji wants to be a catalyst for social good in Nigeria, starting with the agricultural sector. Previously, he co-founded a startup called Tunyise, which aims to reduce Nigeria’s reliance on imported foods to feed its growing population. Tunyise focused on increasing access to capital, knowledge, and modern farming techniques for farmers in the country.

He joined the Jacobs fellowship through The Legatum Center at MIT and is looking forward to supporting and collaborating with other fellows as they work to upscale their ideas. Through the fellowship, he hopes to pilot and integrate other ideas that can support agricultural growth across Africa.