Startup Grind with Hashim Behbehani & Ahmad Marafi
Sponsored by Tap Payments & Proper Sliders
Startup Grind is back with a bang!
This time the spotlight is on Hashim Behbehani & Ahmad Marafi, the founders of Coded. Coded is the first coding academy in the Middle East. Established in 2015, it has now run 6 bootcamps and graduated over 70 coders.
Ahmad Marafi is the co-founder and CEO of Coded. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Computer Engineering degree. Ahmad has worked in the telecom, and oil and gas industries prior to co-founding Coded, and was a judge in many startup competitions such as Microsoft Imagine cup, H. H. Shaikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award, and the MIT EF MobileApp Launchpad Competition.
Hashim Bahbahani earned a bachelor’s degree with honors in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and is currently the COO of Coded. Previously the co-founder and CEO for e-commerce platforms SmallQ8.com and Yazli App, he is an active member of the Kuwaiti Startup community, and has been invited as a guest speaker, mentor, or panelist at several startup events and competitions, most recently the 8th MIT Enterprise Forum.
Be sure to attend the event to interact with them and learn from their entrepreneurial and tech insights, network, and feast on the lip-smacking food sponsored by Proper Sliders.
Entry fee: Free for Sirdab Lab members, KD 5 for non-members
When: 7 PM, Wednesday, November 15
Where: Sirdab Lab