Finally, I’m off to college.

I was offered admission and scholarship by several universities, but I chose UC San Diego to major in Biomedical Engineering (rated #3 in USA for BioEngineering).   With my strong academic foundation and entrepreneurship skills, I strive to revolutionize the medical field.

Before proceeding, please check out the BBC interview with my younger brother and I (in Arabic about teenagers). http://www.bbc.com/arabic/media-41984822  The BBC English station created their own version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPfZj1IUuuU

I have always been a super achiever, respected by colleagues, and commended by teachers.  In addition to my academic achievements, I am a recognized young entrepreneur who started his first company at age 14.  I was nominated for the Arabian Business StartUp Award.  I served as a mentor for the MIT Launch Club, I established the entrepreneurship club at school, I held a workshop on entrepreneurship for teens at the Ruwwad Social Empowerment Organization, and I succeeded in securing funding for my startup.  Not bragging, but simply stating a fact, I was featured in numerous publications including Forbes, Arabian Business, EntrepreneureME, Endeavor, and many others.  http://amer.yaghi.net/gallery.html

I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering at UCSD.  I am already a busy bee:    I have been selected as “Student Innovation Ambassador“, in addition to several other activities which I will tell you about soon.  I am a proud active member of the Dr. Xu Research Group,  http://xugroup.eng.ucsd.edu

I’m the CEO and Co-founder of AidMaid, and one of the world’s youngest entrepreneurs. I established my first venture, Chillax, at the age of 14 with my then 13-year old brother, Mohamed Yaghi.

I’m obsessed with and passionate about finding solutions to problems and empowering the younger generation. While building Chillax, we created an emergency tool, AidMaid, to help save lives. Within days of its release, AidMaid was downloaded by over 3000 users in 68 countries; in addition to positive tweets and comments.  We had plans to integrate with Google Glass, smart tattoos, and smart digital pills!

Frankly, I was very different from the average teenager; even though I was among the smartest in school, that was never enough for me. I was always searching for ways to embark on challenges which would challenge my abilities and push them beyond the limits.

My interests include: technology, tennis, reading, innovation, swimming, science, entrepreneurship, leading people and a bunch of other things that most teenagers aren’t interested in.

Oh, I’m on a mission to normalize the use of blockchain (which was introduced to me by my mentor and father, Dr. Husam).  I have pitched blockchain solutions to Jordan’s Ministry of Education, Zain Telecom, and soon to Central Bank of Jordan who has expressed initial interest.  Stay tuned for success stories soon.

Many thanks to all those great women and men who supported me in various ways directly or indirectly.  Not to forget one of the greatest, Mr. Fadi Ghandour.


A mentor…. a social volunteer

Help others and you will be helped.


Amer Yaghi

Biomedical Engineering Student & Entrepreneur

I currently work at the Department of Bioengineering, University of California, San Diego.  My current research is in Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Wearable Technology, Flexible Electrodes and EMG Signal Analysis.

Contact Information

Email Address:      yaghi3@gmail.com

Mobile Phone:       +1 (858) 230-0539

Twitter:                  @ameryaghi

LinkedIn:                https://sa.linkedin.com/in/amer-yaghi-857190111

Website:                 http://www.aidmaid.net/gallery.html




August 2017 – Now

UC San Diego, Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Engineering

San Diego, California  (USA)


September 2005 – June 2017

British International School of Jeddah

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

SAT:   1420  (out of 1600)


IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education): Grades 9 & 10

IB (International Baccalaureate Diploma): Grades 11 & 12


Work Experience

7/2019 – Present Member of the Xu Research Group at UCSD

Working on Biostatistics, Biotechnology, Wearable Technology, Flexible Electrodes and EMG Signal Analysis.


1/2018 – Present CEO and Co-Founder, BlocMint

Delivering blockchain solutions to digitally transform the world.


12/2013 – 12/2014


Started my entrepreneurial journey by building Chillax, a mobile app social network for teenager.  Worked 15 hours a week on all aspects of designing and building a mobile app.


1/2015 – Present


Built my second mobile app, AidMaid, for emergencies.

Pitched to investors and secured $200,000 in seed funding.




Played an advisory role at Smiles.org, an initiative led by teenagers to support refugees and poor people in Jordan.
Summer 2016


Mentored high schools on entrepreneurship at the MIT Launch Program.


Summer 2016


Youngest entrepreneur in the world to ever be accepted into an incubator.


2014 – 2016 Regularly blogged and shared my experience as an entrepreneur through a Facebook page I created (with over 2000 likes).

Extracurricular Activities

  • Held a workshop for underprivileged youth in a high crime neighborhoods in Amman, Jordan in collaboration with Ruwwad for Social Empowerment.
  • Created the Entrepreneurship Club at school, which met for one hour once a week.  Shared my knowledge on startups and coached participants from ideas inception to product launch.
  • Served as Vice President of the Green Team, an environmental club that aims to raise awareness of sustainable development and the threats our Earth faces.
  • Delegate at the Model United Nations in Qatar to negotiate how working conditions can be improved for workers.
  • Founded an entrepreneurship club at school to share my knowledge and experience with students.
  • Served on the Student Council as “Liaison” and my Video for Student council campaign hit over one million views on Youtube.
  • Nominated for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • Spoke at RiseUp Summit, one of the largest conferences in the Middle East, about the lessons I learned from my first startup’s failure.
  • Organized a debate club to teach students how to communicate with others, express their opinion and be leaders. Posted several lectures about leadership on Youtube.
  • I received the International Award as I embarked on a challenging hiking journey in the Swiss Alps.
  • My story has been covered by Forbes, Entrepreneur, Wamda, Arabian Business and Aliqtisadi.



  • Award of Commendation as I received 7 A stars in IGCSE.
  • Nominated for Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
  • Oasis500 Entrepreneurship Award.
  • The Duke of Edinburgh International Award
  • Several regional media houses covered my entrepreneurial journey as an inspiration to others; some of which were Entrepreneur, Wamda, Arabian Business and Aliqtisadi.
  • Arabian Business recognized me as: “Entrepreneur of the Week.”


Skills & Talent


  • Advanced Tennis player.
  • Purple belt in Karate.
  • Built two companies.
  • Social media marketing guru.
  • User interface and user experience.
  • Business management.
  • Chess player.
  • Certified diver.



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