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Mohamed Abbas

Business Community and Engagement Officer

Nottingham Business School


Business Engagement and Community Officer.

Career overview

Entrepreneurial Development Officer, University of Birmingham:

  • Designing various programmes to guide students through the innovation process, to experiment and develop start-up ideas.
  • Grow and maintain a pipeline of viable start-ups for the student and graduate at the University's incubator.
  • Empower students by advising and mentoring them on an individual basis to turn their ideas into sustainable businesses.
  • Build and maintain an entrepreneurial community to share expertise through reinforcing peer-to-peer learning.

Innovation Impact Coordinator, Warwick Enterprise:

  • Creation of +10 new digital content and impact material designed to capture results and success stories.
  • Contribute to the design of eight innovation programmes and activities to achieve the expected delivery for promoting innovation and entrepreneurship among students.
  • Raised funds to launch an entrepreneurial community in Warwick to organise 10 knowledge-sharing forums to connect Warwick Entrepreneurs with founders, VCs, incubators, and accelerators with 40+ average participants for all events in addition to organised the final event at The Shard in London with 70 participants from Warwick, Oxford, LSE, UCL and Imperial.

Co-Founder and Executive Manager, Karme Lemon:

  • Design the business model and conduct market research to specify the customer segments with their needs and demand.
  • Create and execute a social media strategy to increase brand awareness.
  • Establish four strategic partnerships which reflect in increasing the sales volume by 50% and expanding the geographic positioning to one new country. Executive Manager, ChangeMakers
  • Contribute to three annual work plans and resource mobilization based on customers’ needs and demands.
  • Manage a $25k fund and track the progress against the plan and budget.
  • Design and facilitate training courses for +50 youth on soft skills and entrepreneurship.
  • Managing seven events like meetups and hackathons for participants.
  • Analysis of the business performance and preparing regular reports for the key stakeholders.

Market Analyst and Economic Development Coordinator, UNDP:

  • Research key social, economic, and development trends in Syria through data collection and analysis to generate regular market analysis reports and set recommendations for designing various interventions.
  • Organise and facilitate eight context analysis workshops and focus groups in multiple locations.
  • Establish and manage a community of observers to keep the market profile data up-to-date.
  • Produce four analytical products on specific issues relevant to economic recovery and resilience.
  • Support the design and execution of the Early Recovery and Livelihoods strategy and work plans.
  • Design of needs-based and demand-driven early recovery and livelihood services and interventions.