21 May May 21, 2021 – Acadium Interns Moe Abbas and College Admissions Dr. Shirag Shemmassian
Moe Abbas – Co-Founder and CEO of Acadium
We didn’t even launch with a product. We launched with no
product! And the first iteration was not that great. Just put
something out there and iterate and learn along the way.
Moe Abbas is the Co-Founder and CEO of Acadium, a company that matches emerging marketing talent with mentors looking to grow their business affordably. Acadium has raised $1M from top angel investors, and it has launched more careers in digital marketing than any other platform to date. The company has been featured in Forbes as one of the leading companies building the bridge to remote employment. Acadium’s mission is to accelerate economic mobility by making access to a new career accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Moe, at nineteen years old, founded his first two companies which he later sold. At 21, he founded Ottawa General Contractors with a few childhood friends. In 5 years, he led the group from a basement office into Canada’s leading residential design build company with 20+ million in sales and design centers across the country. He was also fortunate to get into the crypto space early. As a crypto investor he has generated over 1000% returns on his investments.
Shirag Shemmassia – Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting
To truly differentiate yourself (in college admissions), to have to do
it through a clear extracurricular focus and great essays to sell
yourself. Just like in entrepreneurship, you can have the best
service, but if no ones knows about you, it does not matter.
Founder of Shemmassian Academic Consulting and one of the world’s foremost experts on college admissions, Dr. Shirag Shemmassian has spent the past 15+ years helping thousands of students get into top programs like Harvard, Stanford, and MIT using his exclusive approach. Shirag found his professional calling in helping others achieve their educational and career goals! He shares the current state of school admissions from an insider perspective. He can use his knowledge that he has previously only provided through various media outlets, including The Washington Post and Business Insider, as well as private speaking engagements like ones at Yale, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and other prestigious institutions about various aspects of the admissions process.