I like to think of an entrepreneur as someone who creates opportunity for themselves. They are adept at creating something out of nothing and aren’t afraid of taking risks. I feel that the founder of a lifestyle business should be considered an entrepreneur just as well as the owner of multiple franchises and just as well as the founder of an innovative tech startup. They are all entrepreneurs because they are creating value for themselves.
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An entrepreneur and mobile enthusiast at heart, Karim is currently the CTO at Coffee Meets Bagel where he's building out and managing a world-class engineering team to handle a global, web-scale dating application. He was also part of the engineering teams which built Tinder and Fandango. He's earned an MBA from the University of Florida and a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of California. He was a tech reviewer for the book Pro Android 4 and a co-author for the book Instant GSON. Also, he's the founding member of the San Francisco CTO Support Group. View all posts by Karim Varela