27th Jul, 2017: IBA Aman-CED arranged a counseling session by Mr. Hamzah Ansari an Entrepreneur-in-Residence from Brown University USA

Hamza Ansari

It is pleasure to inform you that a counseling session was arranged at IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) on 27th July, 2017. The guest was Mr. Hamzah Ansari who is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Brown University's School of Engineering. In this role, he coaches and advises student, faculty and alumni ventures on product, customer and business development, corporate strategy, due diligence, fundraising, negotiating exits, and IP protection.

The respectable guest was welcomed by Program Director IBA Aman- Center for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) Dr. Shahid Qureshi. The incubatees had an office hour format talk with Mr. Hamzah Ansari. Mr. Hamzah discussed the business models of incubatees in detail and gave his valuable suggestions regarding venture promotion strategies, fundraising opportunities etc. during one-to-one sessions.

Hamzah received his undergraduate degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2006, a Masters in Digital Culture and Technology from King's College London in 2008, and a Masters in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from Brown University in 2009. Hamzah co-founded Accelereach, an angel-funded developer of health and wellness coaching software, in Rhode Island in 2009. The company's software has helped thousands of people around the country lead healthier and more fulfilled lives. Hamzah joined the Rhode Island Health Insurance Exchange as a Consultant soon after it's establishment. While there, he developed new lines of business, growth strategies, and sources of revenue. In 2011, Hamzah was honored by the Rhode Island Tech Collective as one the top 10 IT entrepreneurs in the State. Finally, he has advised United States Senator Sheldon Whitehouse on legislative policy governing immigration reform, economic development and funding for small businesses.

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