Saturday, 10 January 2009
Chinedu Echeruo is the founder and creator of Hopstop. Hopstop is a city transit guide launched in 2001. It provides door-to-door subway and bus directions and maps for New York City. One can also search for places to restaurants, bars and hotels. Other popular features include sending directions by e-mail or text messaging to a cell phone directly from the website and planning a trip with multiple destinations using the itinerary. Users can get directions or the locations of nearby subway and bus stops remotely on their cell phone or PDA with the HopStop Mobile service.
Today, the site serves about a million customers each month and generates annual revenues in excess of $3 million.
Chinedu holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS from Syracuse University.