Stellic founders on Forbes 30 under 30 list
Rukhsar Neyaz and Sabih Bin Wasi are on Forbes '"30 under 30" list for the education sector

Alum entrepreneurs make Forbes “30 under 30” list

CMU-Q’s computer science graduates Sabih bin Wasi and Rukhsar Neyaz were included on the 2020 Forbes “30 under 30” list for the US and Canada.

Along with alumna Jiyda Moussa, Bin Wasi and Rukhsar are the founders of Stellic, a startup they created when they were students at CMU-Q. After graduation, the team incubated the venture at Qatar Science and Technology Park (QSTP) and then the Alchemist Accelerator in Silicon Valley. Computer science graduate Musab Popatia later joined the project as the scalability lead.

Stellic is now a fully-integrated portal that brings together academic planning, data analytics and career navigation. Through the platform, students map out their degrees, and advisors review the plans and provide notes and feedback. This process helps students more deftly navigate their course choices, reduces the cost of unnecessary credits and prevents knowledge gaps.

Stellic is now used in 15 universities across Qatar, Mexico and the US, including Carnegie Mellon University, University of Chicago and Columbia University.

The Forbes “30 under 30” list for 2020 drew more than 15,000 nominations for 600 spots. The list names “the most impressive, promising entrepreneurs, innovators and rising leaders in 20 industries.” Stellic was included on the list for the education sector.

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