We have assembled the best of MIT, Harvard, and Silicon Valley—award winning entrepreneurs, PhD’s, and leaders in tech.

Founders

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Nadeem Mazen

Nadeem is an award-winning serial entrepreneur and MIT graduate, with over a decade of experience in viral marketing and interactive software.

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Ace Moghimi

Ace Moghimi is a globally recognized leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He holds an MBA from FW Olin School of Business at Babson College and Executive Certificate from MIT.

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James Moffet III

James is a successful software developer, designer, data privacy expert and holds a M.S. in User Experience Design from the Harvard University.

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Yasin Ozcan, Ph.D.

Yasin Ozcan is a Ph.D. strategist and MIT graguate with several years of research and industry experience, advising C-Suite technology executives.

Team

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Gautum S. Kumar
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Ilir Capuni, Ph.D.
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Natasha Abaza

Advisors

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Navroop Sahdev
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Babak Kia
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Mohammad Ghassemi, Ph.D.
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Waikit Lau
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Osman “Ozzie” Osman
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Pawan Deshpande
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Abraham Elmahrek
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Basier Aziz
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Sahrawi S. Chaib
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Smith and Crown

Extended Team & Advisors

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Zoe Hatten

Community Management

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Jason Choi

Advertising/Marketing Expert

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Ehab Alatrebi

Lead Designer

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Michael Mark

Angel investor with multiple large exits.

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Semyon Dukach

Head of OneWay VC

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Sal Daher

Angel investor with multiple large exits.

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Jesse Bean

Digital transformation leader

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Jacey Buel

Serial Entrepreneur and Family Fund Insider

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Hesham Hamoda

Angel Investor & Med Tech Expert

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Elizabeth Devane

Non-profit and Design Expert

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Omar Abdala

Global expert in Ad Tech

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Molly Laflesh

Operations and Recruitment at Soofa

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Matt Boyes Watson

Real Estate Investor

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Shaun Kennedy

Non-profit Director and Political Expert

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Nina Berg

Marketing and Experiences Expert

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Dan Schwartz

Government Affairs Expert

nadeem mazen

Nadeem Mazen

Chief Executive Officer
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Nadeem Mazen is an award-winning serial entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in viral marketing and interactive software. His work has been featured domestically and globally by BBC, NPR, Boston Globe, New York Times, Washington Post, Gizmodo, CNN, CBS, NBC, and many other news and television outlets.

Mazen holds his B.Sc. from MIT, where his thesis developed novel interactive software for user education and where he focused on large scale user engagement; he then became a research assistant at MIT Media Lab, developing large-scale interfaces and viral media. In 2013, Mazen was elected to Cambridge City Council for two terms, winning full-time elected office in the home of MIT and Harvard. In this role, Mazen oversaw $3B in public funds, stepping down in 2018 to assemble the FABRK team. A Y Combinator-backed entrepreneur, Mazen founded danger!awesome, a 3d printing a rapid fabrication startup funded by TechStars in 2016, that was later acquired in 2017. Mazen’s longest running venture, Nimblebot, is an award-winning software development, video production, and viral dissemination agency, serving clients like Samsung, Revlon, IBM, McGraw-Hill, Mozilla, Fight for The Future, Reddit, Consumer Technology Association, and other global brands. Mazen’s viral marketing reach has surpassed over 100,000,000 engagements. He has won top AdFest honors for his directorial and viral dissemination work as well as prestigious awards in the fields of interactive video, product design, and education.

James Moffet III

James Moffet III

Chief Design Officer
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James David Moffet III is an accomplished engineer, designer and data privacy expert. Moffet has been engaged as a global expert in privacy and user-centric design, lecturing worldwide on the future of online communities. Moffet is a prestigious Fulbright Fellow and a Y Combinator-backed entrepreneur. He holds his masters from Harvard Graduate School of Design, where his research was at the intersection of machine learning, data privacy, and user experience design.

He has built and launched viral, interactive websites, decentralized systems, and social collaboration software for the likes of the MIT Viral Communications Lab and MIT Community Innovators Lab. James architected and built a member and financial platform at SEIU, serving an organization with 1.9M members. Most recently, his Y-Combinator backed direct-messaging platform reached 180,000 Monthly Average Users (MAUs) in under 6 months.

Dr. Yasin Ozcan

Dr. Yasin Ozcan

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Economist
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Yasin Ozcan is a Ph.D. strategist with several years of research and industry experience, advising C-Suite technology executives at companies such as Leap Wireless (now AT&T), MC Ventures, Columbia Capital, and Counciltree Telecom, among others, in deals worth over $2B. He is a former Research Fellow at MIT Sloan School of Management, and holds his B.Sc. in Economics and Mathematics from MIT and Ph.D. in Strategy from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. His research focus is technology strategy and entrepreneurship, with a concentration on decentralized innovation and competitive strategy. Ozcan has authored several distinguished papers on startup innovation ecosystems and growth, startup acquisition trends, and startup exit and acquisition strategy.

Dr. Ozcan’s work in academia and business has been recognized with awards from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, National Bureau of Economic Research, General Motor Research Center for Strategy in Management, and the National Institute of Health. Ozcan has headlined several conferences on technology strategy, innovation, and entrepreneurship, including American Association for the Advancement of Science, Searle Center, Duke Strategy, and Foundations of Business Strategy.

Ace Moghimi

Ace Moghimi

Chief Operating Officer
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Ace Moghimi is a globally recognized leader in innovation and entrepreneurship. He holds an MBA from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College, the #1 ranked entrepreneurship MBA program in the world, with a focus on corporate innovation and finance, and an Executive Certificate from MIT in strategy and innovation. He is the former Global Head of Innovation and Strategy at Manulife/John Hancock, where Moghimi founded the Labs of Forward Thinking (LOFTs) in 2014. Moghimi scaled this business unit to 100 employees globally and developed business cases leading to over $1B in value. Moghimi’s internal programs have touched more than 15K employees, fostering his life-long interest in organizational design, culture, and people analytics.

During his tenure at Manulife/John Hancock, he developed the strategy for the firm’s strategic venture fund and led the CIO’s organizational transformation strategy for 7,000 employees globally. For his visionary work, Moghimi was awarded the Corporate Star of Excellence as well as Best Innovation Program Prize at Market Gravity in 2015. Moghimi is a Venture Partner at Nextgen VC and a cryptocurrency angel investor.