Before co-founding 3BL, Chris spent the better part of a decade volunteering on water and sanitation projects with Peace Corps and Engineers Without Borders in Kenya and El Salvador.  After returning from Peace Corps, he returned to Colorado and worked as a civil engineer, eventually earning his Professional Engineering license in 2014.



In 2011, Markos co-founded iceaddis, the first technology driven co-working space in Ethiopia.  In the subsequent years, he helped found multiple companies and provided consulting and mentoring to a slew of local startups and hosted a TedTalk on "Innovation and High-Tech, Hyper Local".  In addition to bringing experience with startups to 3BL, Markos has headed up the business model design and fundraising for our pilot project.

Ashenafi teshome

construction manager

Before joining Flowius, Ashenafi was a construction manager for CHADET.  While there, he helped run the construction of various buildings for them.  Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ashenafi is a graduate of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University with a degree in Construction Technology and Management.



As a mobile developer for Gebeya before joining 3BL, Menasi built mobile applications for traffic management and volunteer services.  He's currently working on developing Flowius Connect for our franchisees to use to run their businesses.  Menasi is a graduate of Addis Ababa University in Electrical and Computer Engineering.


Gelila Tesfaye

Head of 3BL Studios

Gelila joined 3BL Studios after working as an assistant lecturer at Jimma University. Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Gelila earned her BSc Architecture and Urban Planning at Arba Minch University and MSc in Architectural Engineering from Addis Ababa University.