Karim Abouelnaga

Karim Abouelnaga

Founder of Practice Makes Perfect

Karim Abouelnaga 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.

Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.
The Grind

Keep Hearing No? Here's How to Not Take it Personally.

No's can have large setbacks on your business if you let them get the best of you. Instead, reflect on these pushbacks and iterate.
Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again
The Grind

Why I Would Choose the Startup Road All Over Again

While entrepreneurship can be challenging, it can also be extremely rewarding. For our series The Grind, a founder discusses why he is happy he chose to launch a startup – and why he'd do it all over again.
Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup
Leadership

Dealing With a Communication Meltdown at Your Startup

For a close-knit team it is imperative everyone is on the page. If not, your startup could go into a tailspin.
6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires
The Grind

6 Tips for Bringing on Your First Hires

When starting a business, often it is just you running the show. Shifting from a 'solo entrepreneur' to a founder with a team can be challenging. Here are a few tips to make the process easier.
3 Lessons Learned From Hiring the Wrong Person
The Grind

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.
How Changing Gears Stopped My Startup From Failing
Growth Strategies

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.
How to Make Your First Hire Less Terrifying
Growth Strategies

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.
Attention Nonprofits: How to Wrangle in Volunteers and Keep Them Happy
Starting a Business

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.
Why Joining an Accelerator Isn't for Every Startup
Starting a Business

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.
As a Student Entrepreneur, Expect Crunch Time All the Time
Starting a Business

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.
6 Tips for Building a Strong Founding Team
Leadership

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.
How to Know If Your Startup is Ripe for Success
Starting a Business

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.
6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus
Starting a Business

6 Ways to Land Start-Up Funding on Campus

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga on how to leverage college resources to land start-up capital.
3 Tips to a Speedy Launch
Starting a Business

3 Tips to a Speedy Launch

Student entrepreneur Karim Abouelnaga discusses how he managed to start up quickly and efficiently.