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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 Awards.  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.  Several organizations wrote about me:  http://amer.yaghi.net/gallery.html

I am now a freshman at UCSD majoring in Biomedical Engineering.  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’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.

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

In addition to dedicating a huge amount of my time to school studies, I make time to pursue my goal and dream of changing the world: developing tools to help others (solving serious problems) and engage in social activities.

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).  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.

@AmerYaghi

A mentor…. a social volunteer

Help others and you will be helped.

About

Amer Yaghi

Biomedical Engineering Student & Entrepreneur

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

 

Education

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

 

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.

 

2016

 

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.

 

Awards

 

  • 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.

 

Blog

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