Karim Abouelnaga

CEO of Practice Makes Perfect

Karim is an entrepreneur, writer, public speaker, and investor. He is the founder of Practice Makes Perfect, Inc., 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 has held internships with BlackRock, Goldman Sachs, and has volunteered on political campaigns. He was a licensed New York State Realtor, a Newman Civic Fellow, a Pearson Prize National Fellow, REACH Scholar, New York Needs You Fellow and a Presidential fellow through the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress. Karim and his work has been featured in VentureBeat, USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and Newsweek for his work with Practice Makes Perfect. Karim graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.