Our Team

CTO Wole Idowu

  

Meet Wole Idowu, Toyz Electronics Co-founder.

A Ward 8 in Washington, DC native, he was featured on CNBC as a Thiel Fellowship 20 Under 20 finalist and a High School graduate at 15. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with an Electrical and Computer Engineering degree and 2 business minors at 20. While there, he founded a student organization, became an Intel #HackHarassment Ambassador, and started Toyz Electronics on the Carnegie Mellon campus as an official startup in the Swartz Center for Entrepreneurship.  He Is Also A Former EA Sports Employee And Current Software Engineer. 

CEO Damola Idowu

 

Damola Idowu is an innovator, author, journalist, songwriter, musician, engineer, entrepreneur, publisher, executive, educator, technologist, and performing artist, with 25 plus years of activity in the hip-hop community. He has commercialized and distributed millions of copies of multi-media products he created. These products will reach over 20,000 points of sale across 6 continents in over 30 countries. In the process, he was at several critical junctures in hip-hop history. He pioneered the intersection of Hip-Hop and comic books with Da Great Deity Dah. He pioneered the intersection of Hip-Hop and Business with the launch of Owners Illustrated Magazine. In that process, he created and trademarked the term Hustlenomics®. He also pioneered the coverage on the intersection of Hip-Hop and Technology. In 2004 he began introducing technology executives across several industries to hip-hop audiences in Owners Illustrated and later Toyz Nation Magazines. This led to facilitating the diversification of underserved communities into computer-related STEAM Jobs. Damola has a background in mechanical engineering from Syracuse and Howard Universities. He enrolled in college at age 16 and has won an engineering design competition at Howard University at 17.

Additional members of the team include:

Quincy Taylor, Marketing and Promotions, Bryan Williams Strategy and Implementation,  Andre Kenan, Manufacturing and Logistics, Dina Yerlan, PM, CMU, CIT, 2017, Stephen Thomas-Dorin, Engineer, CMU, SCS, 2020, Malcolm Fitts, Engineer, CMU, CIT, 2019,Winston Ching, Developer, CMU, CIT, 2019,Jeena Yin, Developer, CMU, SCS, 2020, and Vince Garcia, Developer, CMU, MCS, 2020