Marwan Refaat is a tech entrepreneur known for inventing AI for the blind at MIT and a recruiting platform partnered with Forbes and Morgan Stanley while at Harvard.
During his venture fellowship at MIT Marwan built assistive computer vision software for students at the Perkins School for the Blind using proprietary AI algorithms for which he secured two patents. Owing to the generous support of the Dubai Ministry of AI and the Egyptian Ministry of IT the technology has since been used by visually impaired people to identify millions of objects in 57 different languages and has been covered by CNN, Forbes, and Thompson Reuters among others.
Marwan also served as a founder and CTO of an AI-driven networking and recruiting platform incubated by the Harvard Innovation Labs. The platform has since expanded accross the Ivy League as well as built partnerships with Forbes and Morgan Stanley, and has been used by recruiters at prestigious EPS firms including BlackRock, BCG, Vanguard, KKR, The D. E. Shaw Group, and Goldman Sachs.
Chief Technology Officer
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Managed a team of developers to build a vetted networking and recruiting platform designed to streamline the job application proccess for college students and recent graduates.
Chief Executive Officer
Led a team in creating a mobile app that uses computer vision to assist the blind. Our artificial intelligence algorithms hasve identified millions of objects for visually impaired people in over 35 different languages.
Invented an artificial intelligence Facebook chatbot that helps students with scheduling and gives them personalized deadline reminders. Ordino has assisted over 110,000 students worldwide.
Pursued Joint MLA/BLA
Computer Science Major with a Double-Minor in Economics and Digital Media (TBD)
Attended a highly selective entrepreneurship program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and worked alongside professors and students in creating VocalEyes AI.
Collegiate Program Fellow
Selected as one of the top 50 collegiate entrepreneurs in the MENA region to attend an entrepreneurship bootcamp at the TU Berlin campus in Egypt and lead a team of 12 to the pitch competition finals.