Young Entrepreneurs Series: Chat With Khalid Machchate

In this new series, we will be highlighting various young entrepreneurs from the Arab World who are passionate about technology and making a difference. We caught up with Khalid Machchate, a young Moroccan entrepreneur, changemaker, Science-Technology-Art enthusiast and big time curious during the last hackathon at NYU Abu Dhabi.

1. How did you decide to jump on the entrepreneurial wagon?

The main reason I decided to become an entrepreneur was to impact people’s lives and make a difference in my society. But before doing so, I had to be the change I wanted to see in the world, so I have been working on developing my self and my skills for the better half of my life. I learned programming at a young age, then either co-founded or worked with organizations that did your average charity activities. I engaged in some side jobs as well to get me through middle and high school, but none of these endeavours had any long term sustainable impact, which pushed me to follow a different path.

I’ve started questioning my ways, my soul craved more, I had internships that made me want to be more than just an employee. I’ve been managing and leading several teams in different projects my whole life, and thanks to a final leap of faith, I launched my first startup “Let’s Study”.

2. What projects are you involved in currently?

My Entrepreneurial work can be summarized in one sentence: Using Technology to solve Social and Environmental issues.

At the time being, I’m involved in 3 startups:

1. Let’s Study : A web and mobile marketplace for trainees and trainers in all fields, close to their location for offline sessions. It includes a training management system as well .

2. SOS Santé : A mobile app and IoT Component for road safety, locating accidents and calling the closest emergency service, documenting and archiving your state after the accident as well as your medical records and current medications.

3. Cardboard Progress : A Virtual Reality Educational program designed as a game for children to help them learn through exploration.

3. How do you manage your time given all your involvements?

I only have one word for that : Prioritize!

You might lose a few feathers in the process of learning how to prioritize, I know I did! But that is the ultimate goal for an entrepreneur. Getting very little sleep is a common denominator for entrepreneurs as well, but try as much as you can to get your 5-6 hours (yup not 8) a night, preferably as early as 11:00 pm. Use a calendar and a notepad app for your schedule and for note keeping purposes .

4. What’s your secret to success?

My secret is the fact that I never waited for anyone (Investor, developer, marketer…) to start my entrepreneurial journey! I learned coding online by myself, I developed and launched my website without external help, I learned marketing by doing, and went from there! You only need the will, perseverance, and trust that “You Can Do It!” , Whatever “It” might be !

5. What advice do you have for fellow entrepreneurs?

My advice to fellow entrepreneurs, especially to those who are just getting started:

1. Stop talking, start doing!

2. Look for opportunities as hard as you can , exploit them (and I mean every aspect of them!) and leverage them to get other, hopefully greater, opportunities.

3. Choose the people surrounding you well! Or as my mentor calls it, carefully pick “Your Tribe”. The greater they are the greater you become.

And finally: Persevere! Keep your goals between your eyes and strive. Entrepreneurship is a hard path, so push forward with all you have! You’ll definitely get where you want to be ultimately.

6. What’s next for you?

Several aspects of my services are still in progress, but after my team and I finish the upgrades we’ll be launching the 2.0 version of “Let’s Study”, with awesome features and a much cooler design. I’ll be writing a book about my personal and entrepreneurial journey beginning 2017, and obviously, will be developing my ventures and reaching out for the stars!

Connect on LinkedIn!

73 Comment

  1. I simply want to say I am just new to blogging and site-building and definitely liked your web page. Very likely I’m want to bookmark your blog post . You actually come with exceptional article content. Regards for revealing your website page.

  2. Hi my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, great written and include almost all important infos. I would like to peer extra posts like this .

  3. Appreciating the hard work you put into your site and in depth information you provide. It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Great read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  4. Hello my friend! I want to say that this post is amazing, nice written and include approximately all significant infos. I would like to see more posts like this.

  5. I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  6. I just could not depart your web site prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is gonna be back often to check up on new posts

  7. Hiya, I am really glad I have found this info. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossips and web and this is really annoying. A good web site with interesting content, this is what I need. Thanks for keeping this web-site, I will be visiting it. Do you do newsletters? Can’t find it.

  8. Very interesting subject , thanks for posting . “We need not think alike to love alike.” by Francis David.

  9. Great info indeed. I have been waiting for this content.

  10. The second matter note might be you are able to SOLE check the particular condition with the duty reimburse on line by addressing all the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE web-site.

  11. I like what you guys are up too. Such clever work and reporting! Carry on the superb works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it’ll improve the value of my web site :).

  12. Great site. Lots of useful information here. I am sending it to a few buddies ans also sharing in delicious. And of course, thank you for your sweat!

  13. Wow, awesome weblog structure! How lengthy have you ever been running a blog for? you made running a blog look easy. The entire glance of your web site is wonderful, let alone the content!

  14. I’ve recently started a blog, the information you offer on this website has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  15. Good article. It is very unfortunate that over the last several years, the travel industry has already been able to to take on terrorism, SARS, tsunamis, bird flu, swine flu, as well as first ever real global tough economy. Through all this the industry has proven to be robust, resilient and dynamic, acquiring new methods to deal with hardship. There are often fresh challenges and opportunities to which the field must again adapt and behave.

  16. I like this web blog very much, Its a very nice billet to read and find info . “Practice, the master of all things.” by Augustus Octavius.

  17. It’s actually a nice and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you simply shared this useful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Whats Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It absolutely useful and it has aided me out loads. I am hoping to give a contribution & aid different customers like its helped me. Great job.

  19. Some genuinely quality content on this web site , saved to bookmarks .

  20. There is obviously a lot to realize about this. I believe you made various good points in features also.

  21. Some genuinely great info , Glad I found this.

  22. I’m still learning from you, but I’m trying to achieve my goals. I definitely liked reading all that is posted on your blog.Keep the posts coming. I liked it!

  23. What i do not understood is in fact how you’re now not actually a lot more well-appreciated than you may be now. You’re so intelligent. You already know therefore considerably when it comes to this topic, made me in my opinion consider it from a lot of various angles. Its like men and women don’t seem to be interested except it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs nice. All the time deal with it up!

  24. Hello, Neat post. There is an issue with your site in internet explorer, would test this¡K IE still is the marketplace leader and a huge element of other people will leave out your great writing because of this problem.

  25. Interesting post right here. One thing I would really like to say is most professional job areas consider the Bachelor Degree as the entry level requirement for an online degree. While Associate College diplomas are a great way to start, completing a person’s Bachelors opens up many doors to various jobs, there are numerous online Bachelor Course Programs available coming from institutions like The University of Phoenix, Intercontinental University Online and Kaplan. Another concern is that many brick and mortar institutions make available Online editions of their diplomas but usually for a substantially higher amount of money than the firms that specialize in online college diploma plans.

  26. I appreciate, cause I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  27. It’s onerous to find knowledgeable folks on this matter, but you sound like you recognize what you’re talking about! Thanks

  28. Great goods from you, man. I have bear in mind your stuff previous to and you’re simply too fantastic. I actually like what you’ve bought here, certainly like what you are stating and the way during which you are saying it. You make it entertaining and you continue to care for to keep it wise. I can not wait to read far more from you. This is really a great web site.

  29. Sapid Agency is a Search Engine Optimization company in New York City that provides SEO Services. Their proprietary SEO strategies help struggling websites and aspiring business owners to rank their websites higher in multiple search engines like Google , Yahoo and Bing. They provide local and gmb map ranking for businesses in NYC and many other local areas. Find more at https://www.sapidagency.com/ @ 145 E 57TH NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA, +1 971 341 5608 USA

  30. I should say also believe that mesothelioma is a scarce form of most cancers that is usually found in those previously exposed to asbestos. Cancerous tissue form in the mesothelium, which is a defensive lining which covers almost all of the body’s areas. These cells usually form inside the lining in the lungs, mid-section, or the sac which actually encircles the heart. Thanks for discussing your ideas.

  31. I have learned a few important things through your post. I would also like to express that there can be situation where you will get a loan and do not need a co-signer such as a Fed Student Aid Loan. But if you are getting financing through a conventional banker then you need to be able to have a cosigner ready to make it easier for you. The lenders may base any decision using a few factors but the largest will be your credit history. There are some loan merchants that will likewise look at your job history and choose based on that but in many instances it will hinge on your rating.

  32. MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick in NYC at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888.

  33. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an impatience over that you wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come further formerly again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  34. I absolutely love your blog and find almost all of your post’s to be precisely what I’m looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case? I wouldn’t mind creating a post or elaborating on some of the subjects you write concerning here. Again, awesome weblog!

  35. Hi my family member! I wish to say that this article is amazing, great written and come with approximately all vital infos. I would like to look extra posts like this .

  36. I’m still learning from you, while I’m trying to achieve my goals. I certainly love reading all that is posted on your website.Keep the tips coming. I enjoyed it!

  37. I have recently started a web site, the info you provide on this website has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work. “Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot.” by Alexander Pope.

  38. My spouse and i have been really peaceful that Emmanuel could carry out his research out of the ideas he had from your own web pages. It’s not at all simplistic to simply happen to be releasing guidance which often the rest have been trying to sell. So we fully grasp we need the website owner to appreciate for this. These explanations you’ve made, the simple site menu, the relationships you will aid to promote – it’s got everything astounding, and it is helping our son in addition to us know that this situation is satisfying, which is certainly tremendously essential. Thank you for all!

  39. Hiya! awesome blog! I happen to be a daily visitor to your site (somewhat more like addict ) of this website. Just wanted to say I appreciate your blogs and am looking forward for more to come!

  40. I am really impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one nowadays..

  41. It can be almost extremely difficult to find well-informed individual on this area, nonetheless you appear like you fully understand what exactly you’re revealing! Thank You

  42. Thank you for helping out, fantastic information. “The surest way to be deceived is to think oneself cleverer than the others.” by La Rochefoucauld.

  43. I gotta bookmark this site it seems invaluable very beneficial

  44. I was just searching for this info for a while. After 6 hours of continuous Googleing, at last I got it in your website. I wonder what’s the lack of Google strategy that do not rank this type of informative web sites in top of the list. Generally the top sites are full of garbage.

  45. Great work! This is the type of information that should be shared around the internet. Shame on the search engines for not positioning this post higher! Come on over and visit my site . Thanks =)

  46. Super-Duper site! I am loving it!! Will be back later to read some more. I am taking your feeds also.

  47. It certainly is mostly unthinkable to find well-informed users on this content, nonetheless you come across as like you comprehend what exactly you’re covering! Regards

  48. As a Newbie, I am constantly searching online for articles that can aid me. Thank you

  49. I merely need to share it with you that I am new to putting up a blog and undeniably adored your review. More than likely I am probably to bookmark your blog post . You certainly have extraordinary article blog posts. Appreciate it for share-out with us your very own url webpage

  50. The the next time I just read a weblog, I hope that this doesnt disappoint me up to this. I mean, I know it was my replacement for read, but I really thought youd have something interesting to talk about. All I hear can be a number of whining about something you could fix if you werent too busy interested in attention.

  51. The other day, while I was at work, my sister stole my iphone and tested to see if it can survive a twenty five foot drop, just so she can be a youtube sensation. My apple ipad is now broken and she has 83 views. I know this is completely off topic but I had to share it with someone!

  52. There’s noticeably a bundle to know about this. I assume you made sure nice points in features also.

  53. I really wish to inform you you that I am new to online blogging and undeniably liked your work. Most likely I am most likely to remember your blog post . You seriously have impressive article materials. Be Thankful For it for discussing with us your own internet webpage

  54. I have been browsing on-line more than 3 hours today, but I never discovered any interesting article like yours. It’s beautiful worth sufficient for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you did, the web might be much more useful than ever before. “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” by Lao Tzu.

  55. very good submit, i certainly love this website, carry on it

  56. I am extremely impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a great blog like this one nowadays..

  57. I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I’ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  58. I got what you intend, thankyou for posting .Woh I am pleased to find this website through google. “Since the Exodus, freedom has always spoken with a Hebrew accent.” by Heinrich Heine.

  59. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?

  60. Howdy! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast. I’m thinking about creating my own but I’m not sure where to start. Do you have any points or suggestions? With thanks

  61. Great paintings! That is the type of information that should be shared across the net. Shame on Google for not positioning this publish upper! Come on over and seek advice from my web site . Thanks =)

  62. You have brought up a very good points , thanks for the post.

  63. Hey there! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering which blog platform are you using for this site? I’m getting fed up of WordPress because I’ve had problems with hackers and I’m looking at options for another platform. I would be fantastic if you could point me in the direction of a good platform.

  64. It truly is near extremely difficult to find well-advised viewers on this area, even though you seem like you know what you’re preaching about! Appreciation

  65. naturally like your website however you need to test the spelling on quite a few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to inform the reality however I’ll surely come again again.

  66. I not to mention my friends ended up checking out the great information and facts found on the blog and so immediately developed an awful feeling I never thanked the blog owner for those strategies. These men appeared to be consequently passionate to learn them and already have in actuality been having fun with these things. Appreciation for simply being very kind and also for obtaining this form of brilliant subject areas most people are really needing to understand about. My very own sincere apologies for not expressing gratitude to earlier.

  67. I just like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and take a look at once more here regularly. I’m relatively sure I’ll learn a lot of new stuff proper right here! Good luck for the next!

  68. Good day! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group? There’s a lot of folks that I think would really enjoy your content. Please let me know. Cheers

  69. I think other website proprietors should take this site as an model, very clean and wonderful user friendly style and design, let alone the content. You’re an expert in this topic!

  70. It’s the best time to make some plans for the future and it is time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I desire to suggest you few interesting things or suggestions. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read more things about it!

  71. I’ve learn a few excellent stuff here. Definitely price bookmarking for revisiting. I wonder how a lot effort you put to create this kind of great informative web site.

  72. Good web site! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I’ve subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  73. Hi, Neat post. There is a problem with your website in internet explorer, would test this… IE still is the market leader and a large portion of people will miss your fantastic writing due to this problem.

Your Commment

Email (will not be published)