Today, we have the pleasure of Interviewing Hamza Aboulfeth. He is the author of From Startupper to Cancer Fighter and a Tech Entrepreneur.
He is a tech serial entrepreneur who started his first business at the early age of 17. He dropped out of college at 21, became ICANN accredited at 24, and went to Harvard at 26. He fought through Cancer before 30.
Let's get inspired by his journey!
Please tell us about your journey.
I hated school. I wasn't the best elementary student, either—pulling kids' pants down at the ripe age of ten. I classified my extracurricular activities as “terrible accidents.” You can imagine the problems I had with my parents.
But honestly, the only conflict that ever arose between my parents and me was school-related. My father was a doctor, and my mother a teacher, so I never felt like they understood my complete and utter boredom. Nothing excited me or thrilled me. And most of all, I didn't feel like anything was worth putting my mind to. Certainly not at school.
I wasn't a bad kid, but the dean and nuns at the school I attended believed otherwise.
“Your son is the spawn of Satan,” the dean explained to my mother over the phone.
By the pensive expression on my mom's face, she was processing his news.
“We are going to have to expel your son until further notice. He is a criminal, and you should really consider taking him to a shrink.”
Please tell us about your book.
This book is about my childhood, my college dropout, entrepreneurship, romantic relationship, and cancer-fighting. I share about my tech business experience and my romantic and drug lives, as well as my unorthodox battle with Cancer, much like that of Muhammad Ali or Tyson Fury. It is a view-changing book for entrepreneurs, dropouts, and anyone who needs to stop thinking and start doing.
Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?
Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!