• ENTREPRENEUR. LEADER. ADVOCATE.

  • TED 2017

    A summer school kids actually want to attend

    B Inspired 2016

    Practice Makes Perfect founder Karim Abouelnaga discusses the “ovarian lottery” and wants us to learn how to distinguish between equality and equity.

    School Library Journal Leadership Summit

    2016 Opening Keynote

    Education & Police Brutality

    Education can still save lives!

    TEDXCORNELL

    Contribute Locally, Don't Compete Globally

    UNITED NATIONS

    The next 15 years should be marked by doing. 

    PASSION VS PURPOSE

    Your passions and your purpose aren't always the same thing.

  • ABOUT

    Karim is the CEO of Practice Makes Perfect, a Benefit Corporation that partners with K-12 schools to deliver high quality, academic summer programs. He founded Practice Makes Perfect at 18. He writes for Entrepreneur, Forbes, Linkedin, and is working on releasing three books during Summer 2018. Karim is a TED Fellow and Echoing Green Fellow. At 23, he was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in Education, and at 24 was named to Magic Johnson’s 32 under 32 list. In 2016, he was ranked in the top 3 most powerful young entrepreneurs under 25 in the world by Richtopia. He graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s in Hotel Administration and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Education Policy at Columbia University.

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  • Practice Makes Perfect is a full-service summer school operator that leverages a unique near-peer learning model to drive student outcomes.

    Gentlemen Ventures is an avant-garde investment group that utilizes an equitable evaluation and decision process whereby long-term investments are made in equities with sound financial foundations that members believe coincide with high potential market trends.​

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