Ugochi Ugbomeh is taking on the issue of public mobility in Nigeria, with her vision, she aims to tackle the issue of transportation across the country.  She is the co-founder of “Tranzit”, a mobility company focusing on using technology to create world-class solutions to mobility problems in Nigeria. The startup focused on delivering solutions for both e-commerce and brick and mortar stores in Nigeria.

Tranzit is a phonetic alternative to the English word “Transit” which means – “the conveyance of people and things from one place to another. Having this in mind, Tranzit is an IT based mobility service provider.

According to them, they offer two products: Firstly, our most recent development, TaxiPixi which is a taxi e-hailing and booking service, that helps you book a taxi in 30 seconds. Secondly, TranzitIT, a technology-based delivery service that serves both e-commerce and brick and mortar merchant owners, as well as regular consumers.

She is built her career in the Information Technology space so well that her works speak for her.


  • Ugochi Ugbomeh was born and raised in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
  • She obtained a B.Sc. in Geology/Earth Science, General. from the University of Ghana.
  • She also holds a Masters Degree in Information Technology from the University of Glasgow.
  • Her Skillset cut across various tools and technologies such as Java, Python, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, phpMyAdmin and Adobe Firewalls.
  • Her Industry Knowledge includes all but not limited to the following: Data Analysis, Service Delivery, Project Management, Workforce Management, Business Analysis, Strategic Planning, Research, Performance Management, Analysis, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Business Strategy, Vendor Management, IT Operations, E-commerce, Software Development and IT Management

During her interview with lioness of Africa, here are some things Ugochi Ugbomeh had to say.

  • Q: Tell us a little about your team

A: The Tranzit team is amazing. It started out as 2 guys, Muyiwa and Rodney, and a girl (me). We all have a knack for IT, and are gifted in certain specialist areas of IT. For example,  Muyiwa is the Logic guy, Rodney is the design guy, and I am the De-bugger (that doesn’t mean I don’t also possess the other skills I mentioned!). We are all very driven and innovative people. We also have a devoted customer service team that goes above and beyond for our customers. Without this team, I don’t think we would be where we are now.

  • Q: What gives you the most satisfaction being an entrepreneur?

A: One of the main things I like about being an entrepreneur, is the opportunity to make a difference or meet a need, by doing something I enjoy and being paid for it. There is nothing more fulfilling. Also, the desire to learn, manage, control and be more responsible.

  • Q: What are your top 3 pieces of advice for other women looking to start-up?
  • Greater things come to those who do not wait.
  • Just do it. If you fail, fail fast and succeed faster.
  • Have a mentor or mentors, do not be shy to learn. No knowledge is wasted.

Her Career Journey so far

  • Company: BiDTech.Co

Role: IT Consultant

  • Company: Tranzit Nigeria

Role: Co-Founder/General Manager

  • Company: Michrosys Technologies Limited

Role: Head of Information Technology Operations

  • Company: Teleperformance

Role: Junior Resource Planner/Real-Time Analyst

  • Company: Interactive Shack Ltd

Role: Chief Technical Officer/ Co-Founder

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