In January 2015, just a few months before his graduation from Pepperdine Graziadio, Osei Gyamfi launched ChillHound, an easy-to-use web application that allows event hosts to send invitations, manage guest lists, and group-fund activities and events. Recognized as a hot startup, ChillHound received a private investment from Tech Coast Angels, one of the largest angel investment firms in Southern California, and Osei won “Best Presentation” for the 2016 Tech Coast Angels “Celebration of Entrepreneurship” Fast Pitch Competition.
With over 10,000 ChillHound users and plans to market the application nationwide, Osei continues to draw upon the leadership skills he gained from his MBA experience. Osei specialized in entrepreneurship at the Graziadio School and says his Pepperdine MBA taught him how to ask the right questions, talk to the right people, and address the right problems. Often a guest speaker for Graziadio entrepreneurship classes, Osei talks to students about his business and how he got the idea to start Chillhound. Osei earned his MBA from the Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2015.