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.