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Karim Abouelnaga

Karim Abouelnaga is an entrepreneur, writer, public speaker and investor. He is the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, a nonprofit that works to narrow the achievement gap by providing low-income students with mentorship and resources that are beyond the reach of their inner-city public schools. After graduating from the New York City public school system, Karim secured over $300,000 in scholarships and awards to make his college education possible. Karim graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and is a 2013 Echoing Green Fellow.

10 Recent Stories

3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person

3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person

For a small startup, often passion can be more valuable than skills, as mindset can’t be taught but capabilities can.
April 17, 2014 in Grow Your Business
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing

For our series The Grind, the founder of Practice Makes Perfect discusses how pivoting helped him not fall into the category of failures.
February 6, 2014 in Growth Strategies
How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying

Bringing on your first employee can be a scary but a necessary task. Karim Abouelnaga of Practice Makes Perfect provides tips on how to make the process less painful.
December 12, 2013 in Starting a Business
Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect startup delves into how focusing on value can help attract volunteers and ensure they will be in it for the long haul.
October 10, 2013 in Starting a Business
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup

Co-founder of nonprofit Practice Makes Perfect dishes on what he wished he would have known before joining an accelerator.
August 29, 2013 in Startup Financing

As a Student Entrepreneur, Expect Crunch Time All the Time

Starting a business while still in school can be incredibly rewarding, yet also shockingly draining. Here are seven truths about entrepreneurship that CollegeTrep Karim Abouelnaga wish he knew earlier
August 6, 2013 in Starting a Business

6 Tips for Building a Strong Founding Team

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on the value of putting together a strong team -- and how to keep it that way.
May 7, 2013 in Leadership

How to Know If Your Startup is Ripe for Success

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on the importance of a great business model to the overall health of your company.
January 29, 2013 in Young Entrepreneurs

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
November 29, 2012 in Startup Basics

3 Tips to a Speedy Launch

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga discusses how he managed to start up quickly and efficiently.
August 23, 2012 in Young Entrepreneurs

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