BrickCityLive’s full interview with Jimi Olaghere is now live. You can read it here.
We continue preview week with a first look at BrickCityLive’s conversation with Jimi Olaghere. The Newark resident’s story is more than a tale of one person’s entrepreneurship. It also demonstrates the extent to which Newark is at the world’s crossroads.
In addition to being one of the two organizers of Newark’s BrickCity Tech meetup, Jimi is the founder of GeekCookUSA, an independent accessories brand that creates unique products which cater to pop culture and technology enthusiasts. Because his partners in China design and manufacture GeekCookUSA’s products, Jimi does tons of virtual collaboration. But as a person who sells tangible goods, he’s also had to oversee the logistics of shipping by air, shipping by sea, and warehousing. Although he admits supply chain management can be painful, with the airport and seaport right here in town, he almost literally has the world at his fingertips (Jimi rides to Port Newark and helps load shipments himself).