Osa Aihie serves as Chief Operation Officer for GrowthExpertz, a consultancy that specializes in scaling early-stage startups. As COO, Osa has led several startups to acquisitions, exits and follow-on funding. In addition to GrowthExpertz, Osa advises advanced industry companies with capital raising and multiple aspects of business strategy.
He believes that his purpose lies in the intersection of entrepreneurship, economic policy, and creative storytelling. One of his goals is to leverage his private sector experience to develop a combination of programs, policies, and resources catered towards economic assistance for marginalized communities. Another is to develop and scale a plethora of profitable new-economy and advanced industry startups that impact one or more Sustainable Development Goals.
Currently, he serves on the advisory board for the Daniels College of Business and on the Leadership Team for the Downtown Denver Partnership's Citybuilders group. Osa also volunteers his time developing and running entrepreneurship and innovation programs at Commons on Champa, Denver's Entrepreneurial and Innovation Hub.
Osa is a proud graduate of the University of Denver, some of his academic interests include cooperative economics, innovative capital structures, and artistic storytelling. In addition to his entrepreneurial ventures, Osa has curated a series of artistic projects leveraging visual, spoken and written mediums.