Rashad Karanouh

former entrepreneur ^500

startup maniac ^500

curious ^500

in-training web dev ^500

music addict ^500

looking for new adventures ^500

mechanical engineer ^500

Rashad Karanouh

ancient entrepreneur ^500

startup lunatic ^500

hunting new adventures ^500

growing web dev ^500

music junkie ^500

curious ^500

product designer ^550

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Education

UC Berkeley
Certificate
Learn2Launch Program
6 months in San Francisco, CA, learning and mostly failing on startup projects. I launched the NABU wristband that won 3/5 awards. Highest Honors.
Ecole Polytechnique
MSc
Innovation & Technology Entrepreneurship
Best French engineering school. This master is made to spur engineers to draw a line between science and the startup world as a source of innovation.
Ecole des Ponts
MSc
Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
Top 4 engineering school. Modelisation. CAD. Industrial manufacturing processes. 3D printing. Initiated the creation of many teaching modules such as prototyping and foundery.
Free Code Camp
Certificate (in progress)
Full Stack Development
Started in early 2017. Great javascript exercices and challenges. Feel free to check out my advancement and my early projects.
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Projects

deepdives.io

7 months to launch a web-app to help people learn about tomorrow key subjects.

Started as a messenger bot called Charade. Pivoted to aim at companies' employees to train them, with the help of research chairs, on high-impact subjects such as AI, circular economy, IoT …

side project wip software
Nabu wristand

4 months startup working on a sign language translation wristband.

Started the project when in UC Berkeley. Back in Paris the customer interviews showed us this was not the right solution to this problem.

failed hardware
Kameleon

Helping gig workers, starting with Uber drivers. Faced team implosion. Best team management class.

failed service
Innovation Consultant

Design thinking consultant working with corporates @Schoolab to help them imagine, design, prototype the tomorrow's business solutions.

freelance
Dreem Headband

6 months mechanical engineering internship @Rythm. Responsible for all in-house prototyping and part of technical solution design for industrialization.

internship hardware
Demo God

Provide entrepreneurs with the best pitch presentation package possible. "Be a Demo God".

side project service wip
Withings Steel HR

6 months mechanical engineering internship @Withings to design Steel HR smart watch case and wristband.

hardware internship
deepdives.io
side project wip software
Co-Founder.
Content recommandation startup project I worked on for 7 months.
Nabu wristand
failed hardware
Co-Founder.
Sign language translation wristband from UC Berkeley.
Kameleon
failed service
How to help gig workers, starting with drivers ? Team implosion experience.
Innovation Consultung
freelance
Design thinking consulting workshops with corporates @ Schoolab
Dreem Headband
internship hardware
6 months mechanical engineering internship @Rythm.
Demo God
side project service wip
Provide entrepreneurs with the best pitch presentation package possible. "Be a Demo God".
Withings Steel HR
hardware internship
6 months mechanical engineering internship @Withings to design Steel HR smart watch case and wristband.
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Skills

Perfect to quickly build responsive prototypes. 2 years experience. jQuery gives it a little boost. All my sites are built with those. 75 %
I started javascript per se thanks to Free Code Camp . Really nice for quick algorithms. Web-oriented so far. 49 %
Backend database python framework I used for deepdives. Still going through tutorials. 25 %
Project Management
I like working with very different teams (engineers, business folks, designers...). Making everyone move in the same direction requires rigor in the understanding of each person's interests. 76 %
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66 %
Failure
Having failed twice at startup launch I have faced crises and failure more than once. Not the easiest skill to acquire but one of the most critical. 92 %
Photoshop - eXperience Design
3 years using PS as a tool to enhance some digital projects or visuals. Used XD as app prototyping tool during hackathons and for deepdives early app designs. 69 %
Prototyping
The main advantage of being a mechanical engineer is the ability to prototype almost anything that's hardware-related. Using arduino electronic cards everything becomes possible... 92 %
Quick Learner
Even though I started with mechE I have been able to learn many other softwre and soft skills. Fortunately I don't need much time to get started on new topics, especially if I see any interest in it. 103 %
Perfect to quickly build responsive prototypes. 2 years experience. jQuery gives it a little boost. All my sites are built with those. 75 %
I started javascript per se thanks to Free Code Camp . Really nice for quick algorithms. Web-oriented so far. 49 %
Backend database python framework I used for deepdives. Still in tutorial.25 %
Project Management
I like working with very different teams (engineers, business folks, designers...). Making everyone move in the same direction requires rigor in the understanding of each person's interests. 76 %
101 %
94 %
70 %
66 %
Failure
Having failed twice at startup launch I have faced crises and failure more than once. Not the easiest skill to acquire but one of the most critical. 92 %
Photoshop - eXperience Design
3 years using PS as a tool to enhance some digital projects or visuals. Used XD as app prototyping tool during hackathons and for deepdives early app designs. 69 %
Prototyping
The main advantage of being a mechanical engineer is the ability to prototype almost anything that's hardware-related. Using arduino electronic cards everything becomes possible... 92 %
Quick Learner
Even though I started with mechE I have been able to learn many other softwre and soft skills. Fortunately I don't need much time to get started on new topics, especially if I see any interest in it. 103 %
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