Fahd’s path to leadership began with philanthropy. Compelled by his background as an at-risk immigrant from a low-income family, he raised over $1M for local charities, founded a camp for underprivileged children, and was awarded Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award for his dedication to the community.
A former at-risk immigrant child turned leader and entrepreneur. Fahd Alhattab is a reputable figure in the field of leadership development, motivational speaking, and social innovation, and he’s on a mission to enable others to drive change.
In his pursuit to move others, Fahd founded a camp for underprivileged children in Ottawa; raised more than a combined 1.2 million dollars for local charities; and spoke at National We Day in front of an audience of 16,000 people. His savvy skills and team spirit landed him Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Award when he was 19 years old.
He proved himself an entrepreneur while completing two terms as the President of Carleton University Students’ Association where he represented more than 25,000 students to all levels of government. Additionally, he successfully managed a team of 150 staff and a nine-million-dollar budget for four businesses and 12 service and resource centres.
Known for his ability to lead others, Fahd launched a student entrepreneurship centre called Hatch, which founded around 25 student startups and raised more than $400,000 in seed capital – not including a tech-startup he launched post-graduation, raising thousands in a crowdfunding campaign.
With three co-founders, Fahd and his team set out to introduce a low-cost mobile smartphone with a fun and cheeky brand that could capture the imagination of its customers while not breaking the bank. The journey was a roller coaster of wins and losses. Learning the ropes of the startup world over two years, raising funds, manufacturing units, and bringing their vision to life.
Fahd is also an education reformist, training university educators on how to include experiential learning and leadership development programs in their courses. Having successfully re-imagined and integrated 35 courses at the University of Ottawa in the Faculties of Social Science and Arts by integrating entrepreneurship, social innovation, and leadership.
Fahd founded Unicorn Labs. Where he and his team offers training programs designed to create high-performing teams. They provide leadership training programs on Unicorn Leadership, team-building retreats, and corporate leadership keynotes. The programs are designed for high-growth startups looking for leadership and management courses.
In summary, Fahd Alhattab and Unicorn Labs are transforming education through leadership and entrepreneurship by providing comprehensive leadership training programs, fostering a culture of high performance, and promoting experiential learning. They are dedicated to creating leaders who can effectively lead, build teams, create culture, and ultimately scale startups.