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Jessica O.  Matthews

Jessica O. Matthews

Uncharted Power
Founder & CEO


At the age of 19, Jessica invented the SOCCKET ball, an energy generating soccer ball that provides off-grid power for the developing world. At the age of 22, she founded Uncharted Power (previously Uncharted Play), a global full-service power technology company that builds, owns, and operates renewable power infrastructure.

Jessica was invited by President Barack Obama to the White House to represent small companies for the signing of the America Invents Act in 2012, and previously served as an Ambassador of Entrepreneurship for Nigeria. In 2016, she was selected to ring the NASDAQ opening ceremony bell, representing all Forbes 30 Under 30 alumna. She is currently listed on 11 patents and patents pending covering developments in energy generation, transmission, and storage.

A dual citizen of Nigeria & the U.S., Jessica has a degree in Psychology and Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Her list of accolades includes the Ford Freedom Award, Fortune’s Most Promising Women Entrepreneurs, Forbes 30 under 30, Black Enterprise’s Innovator of the Year, and Scientist of the Year by the Harvard Foundation.

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