Mohamed Amine Belarbi has been involved and engaged since graduating in 2012. From RCN he went straight to New York University in Abu Dhabi where he is not only successfully pursuing his studies but is also something of a serial entrepreneur, having founded two NGOs and two businesses. His entrepreneurship-focused publication, Gulf Elite has 40,000 readers a month, and his Arabic publication, Business Arabi has 30,000 readers in the region. He also founded the ‘Opportunities for Students‘ facebook group, which has 49,000 international student members where opportunities – for internships, competitions, conferences, scholarships and more – are shared for the benefit of a worldwide student population.

As icing on the cake, in late 2015 at the 3rd Arabian Business Achievement Awards – celebrating the UAE’s most impressive achievers in the growing startup and small-medium business sector – Mohamed was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Here he is at a TEDx event delivering a talk titled, ‘The Entrepreneur Within Us’; and here is a written profile and interview with him.

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