Chris Folayan

Tagline: Serial Entrepreneur

Talent Highlights

  • Renowned Serial Entrepreneur: Chris Folayan has carved a reputation as a serial entrepreneur, with a track record of founding and leading successful ventures across various industries. His ability to conceptualize innovative business ideas and transform them into thriving enterprises has earned him widespread recognition and acclaim.
  • Multi-Million-Dollar Ventures: With a remarkable knack for identifying lucrative opportunities and navigating complex market landscapes, Chris has consistently demonstrated his prowess in starting and scaling multi-million-dollar companies. His ventures stand as testaments to his strategic acumen and unwavering commitment to excellence.
  • Pioneer of Cross-Border Commerce: As the visionary founder of MallforAfrica, Chris Folayan has played a pivotal role in revolutionizing cross-border commerce. By leveraging technology and innovative logistics solutions, he has facilitated seamless international trade, empowering businesses and consumers alike to connect and thrive on a global scale.
  • Inspirational Speaker: Beyond his achievements as an entrepreneur, Chris is renowned for his dynamic and engaging speaking style. Drawing from his own experiences, he delivers powerful narratives of resilience, innovation, and the pursuit of excellence, inspiring audiences to overcome obstacles and pursue their dreams with unwavering determination.

Keynote Topics

Chris speaks about building successful startups from the ground up, developing a successful mindset, pivot strategies, raising money for seed to mid-stage companies and global eCommerce.

The audience he normally speaks to are business founders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and MBA students.

  • How pivots can save your company and increase your market share
  • How I built Africa’s largest eCommerce platform
  • The Art of Attracting Investors: What Founders, CEOs need to get great investors.
  • Unleash Your Startup’s Potential: Secrets to Building a Thriving Company

Travels from:

  • Los Angeles, CA

Fee Range:

  • Fees* $10,001 - $20,000




Chris Folayan is a renowned and award-winning serial entrepreneur, author and founder, celebrated for his exceptional ability to start and scale multi-million-dollar global companies. With an illustrious career spanning decades, Chris has demonstrated an extraordinary talent for investing, raising substantial capital, and building thriving businesses from the ground up. His entrepreneurial journey began at the […]

Chris Folayan is a renowned and award-winning serial entrepreneur, author and founder, celebrated for his exceptional ability to start and scale multi-million-dollar global companies.

With an illustrious career spanning decades, Chris has demonstrated an extraordinary talent for investing, raising substantial capital, and building thriving businesses from the ground up. His entrepreneurial journey began at the tender age of seven and a half when he started a profitable recycling business, and since then, he has become an expert across various fields, founding and exiting several successful companies globally.

Born into humble beginnings, Chris Folayan’s story epitomizes the quintessential American Dream. Hailing from Nigeria, he migrated to the United States with a vision to carve a path of prosperity through sheer determination and hard work.

Overcoming numerous obstacles, Chris embarked on his entrepreneurial odyssey, driven by an unwavering belief in his abilities and an insatiable hunger for success.

Chris has spoken in over 50 countries and has a reputation for thinking outside the box and getting everyone to master the entrepreneurial mindset with his own concept, well known by the acronym P.I.N.K (Passion – Innovation – Networking – Knowledge).

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Expertise and Background:

Chris Folayan’s expertise spans a diverse spectrum, encompassing e-commerce, technology, and global market expansion. With a keen eye for emerging trends and a strategic mindset, he has consistently identified opportunities where others saw challenges. His ventures, including the groundbreaking MallforAfrica platform, have revolutionized cross-border commerce, bridging gaps between continents and empowering businesses to thrive in the digital age.

A seasoned speaker, Chris brings a wealth of practical knowledge and invaluable insights to the stage. Drawing from his own experiences, he captivates audiences with compelling narratives of resilience, innovation, and the power of relentless determination. Whether addressing budding entrepreneurs or seasoned industry veterans, Chris’s talks resonate deeply, igniting a spark of inspiration and instilling a sense of possibility in every listener. Chris Folayan’s influence extends far beyond the boardroom, as evidenced by his numerous accolades and recognitions.

From prestigious awards celebrating his entrepreneurial prowess to invitations to speak at renowned global events, he has cemented his status as a thought leader in the realms of business and innovation. His ability to navigate complex challenges and envision disruptive solutions has earned him the admiration of peers and the respect of industry giants alike. Chris’ relentless pursuit of knowledge led him to California, where he attended San Jose State University in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Graduating with a degree in marketing, he discovered his passion for software development and embarked on a self-taught journey in mastering several programming and development languages. This impressive feat caught the attention of several Silicon Valley tech giants, including Quantum. At the young age of 19, Chris was recruited by Quantum, an innovative hard drive manufacturing company.

During his time at Quantum, Chris immersed himself in cutting-edge software engineering which led him to work with due diligence for mergers and acquisition division. White at Quantum he worked on the development of numerous technical patents. Remarkably, he accomplished all of this while simultaneously pursuing a full-time college education.

Chris’ expertise garnered widespread recognition, and companies across Silicon Valley eagerly sought his technical and market-oriented insights. Eventually, he left Quantum and co-founded NTM, a pioneering digital music label platform, revolutionizing the industry with the world’s first indie music recording-to-digital rights and sales platform. Collaborating with artists from around the globe, Chris ensured that their music was safe while being encrypted and sold online. He dedicated his time to developing the patent for the encryption technology currently being used by NTM and artists around the world.

Why Book Chris Folayan:

Event planners seeking to elevate their gatherings to unparalleled heights need look no further than Chris Folayan. With his magnetic stage presence, unparalleled expertise, and unwavering passion for empowering others, Chris has the rare ability to transform any event into a transformative experience.

Whether delivering keynote addresses, moderating panel discussions, or leading interactive workshops, Chris’s dynamic approach leaves a lasting impression on audiences, inspiring them to embrace change, pursue excellence, and unlock their full potential.

Beyond his captivating speaking style and impressive credentials, Chris Folayan brings a unique perspective shaped by his journey from adversity to achievement. His story serves as a powerful testament to the limitless possibilities that lie within each individual, resonating with audiences from all walks of life.

By inviting Chris to speak at their events, planners not only ensure a memorable experience for attendees but also align themselves with a visionary leader dedicated to driving positive change on a global scale.

Why Choose Speakers Inc:

Event planners tasked with curating an exceptional lineup of speakers can rely on Speakers Inc to deliver top-tier talent like Chris Folayan. With a roster of renowned thought leaders, industry experts, and motivational speakers, Speakers Inc takes the guesswork out of finding the perfect speaker for any event. Their meticulous vetting process ensures that every speaker is not only highly qualified but also capable of delivering a captivating and memorable presentation that aligns with the event’s objectives.

By partnering with Speakers Inc, event planners gain access to a diverse selection of speakers across a wide range of industries and topics. Whether organizing a corporate conference, leadership summit, or industry convention, Speakers Inc offers a comprehensive array of speakers to suit every occasion and audience demographic. With their unparalleled expertise and commitment to excellence, Speakers Inc is the premier choice for event planners seeking to elevate the quality of their events and leave a lasting impression on their attendees.

Summary and Conclusion:

In summary, Chris Folayan emerges as a towering figure in the world of entrepreneurship, a visionary leader whose impact transcends borders and inspires generations. Through his remarkable journey and groundbreaking ventures,

Chris has demonstrated the transformative power of resilience, innovation, and unwavering determination. As a speaker, he continues to inspire audiences worldwide, sharing invaluable insights and empowering individuals to seize opportunities, overcome challenges, and make their mark on the world. In conclusion, the story of Chris Folayan serves as a testament to the boundless potential that lies within each of us.

By embracing adversity as a catalyst for growth and leveraging innovation as a driver of change, Chris has not only achieved remarkable success but also sparked a movement of empowerment and possibility. As event planners and attendees alike seek out experiences that inspire, educate, and elevate, Chris Folayan stands ready to lead the way, lighting the path to a future defined by limitless opportunity and transformative impact.

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