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Tuesday Oct 24, 2023
Tuesday Oct 24, 2023
Tuesday Oct 24, 2023
The LIBI podcast BIPOC series celebrates BIPOC founders in the YYC Tech Ecosystem. This episode features Musap "Moose" Abdel. Moose shares first about his personal and professional struggles that led to his success as a youth advocate, entrepreneur, then founder and director of a youth program by the name "Struggle is Your Success". When you're deeply connected to a cause and understand you why, you're able to endure any number of challenges, which is one of my takeaways after speaking to Moose, who's very dedicated to making a difference in the lives of BIPOC, underserved and high-risk youth. Not only is he the director of the Non-profit, but he's also an A.I. enthusiast and entrepreneur in the space. In the last 10 minutes, we talked about chat GPT and prompt engineering.
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Host: Uriel Karerwa is a Program Manager at IncluCity Calgary, an organization devoted to the inclusion of diverse and underrepresented voices in the design of technology. With a background in neuroscience, Uriel has been coordinating community events and working with neurodiverse groups in Lethbridge; and has spoken on the topic of atypical neurology on the TEDx stage! Uriel is always exploring opportunities to impact communities in areas like I.D.E.A., Social Innovation, and Sustainability.
Guest: Musap (Moose) Abdel is a passionate entrepreneur with a strong interest in AI and an innovative mindset. He is dedicated to entrepreneurship and youth education, which has led him to establish the non-profit organization and youth entrepreneurship program called Struggle is Your Success (SIYS) as its Executive Director and Founder. His goal is to share his experiences and teach entrepreneurial mindsets to a diverse range of clients and youth.
Moose is a visionary and critical thinker, with extensive leadership experience in entrepreneurship and the non-profit sector. His strong interpersonal skills and ability to uphold and exceed brand standards allow him to serve as an effective liaison between companies and their potential and current clients.
As a Lead Innovator in Design Thinking, Moose always strives to bring a fresh perspective to every project. He takes pride in being a diligent, energetic person with strong interpersonal skills. He is experienced and skilled in teaching Entrepreneurial Mindset Skills, and he is dedicated to providing high-quality service to a diverse range of clients and youth.
Through extensive research and active participation in the entrepreneurship community, Moose has developed a deeper understanding of this complex field's needs. His expertise lies in improving business quality, increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing risk costs, decreasing paperwork, and extending communications among professionals.
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"We're trying to reach youth who've been criticized, and who haven't had opportunities through the traditional school system. For them to have a platform to understand that there is hope. That struggle is a good thing, not a bad thing. Your struggle can be reframed and used for you to succeed. Your struggles are also something you need to accept. We believe and model that It's okay to struggle, it's okay to fail, It's okay to feel rejected, it's not the end of the world."