Onyeka Obiocha - Inventures

Onyeka Obiocha

Executive Director

, CTNext

Onyeka Obiocha is Executive Director of CTNext. He is responsible for managing the organization’s full array of strategic economic development programs focused on fostering entrepreneurship, startup and growth-stage businesses, while cultivating a robust innovation ecosystem on behalf of the State of Connecticut. Prior to assuming his role at CTNext, Ony was Managing Director of the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY), where he deployed capital, developed programming and attracted resources to help students launch and scale for-profit and nonprofit organizations. He also served as Director of Integrated Capitals and Learning at the Heron Foundation where he was responsible for implementing practices to embed Heron’s emerging principles into the communities, investments and operational strategies of the organization.