Zidane Awad Nimer is a tech entrepreneur who has made his name lately with some of his wonderful projects that have impressed investors from around the world. What’s interesting about Zidane’s journey so far is that he hasn’t stopped with just one successful project and has already launched a few of them successfully. He is currently the founder and CEO of Repell – an anklet that helps hikers repel any scorpions, snakes, etc. by generating high-frequency sounds. What’s interesting about this new startup from Zidane is that he managed to secure $200k investment for this project within a couple of months since its launch and it is continuing successfully
The Story of Zidane Awad
Zidane Awad was born in Nazareth in 1997. His father, Fouad Awad, is a popular theatre director . from an early age, he mastered the concepts of physics and mathematics receiving many prizes and awards for his exceptional abilities in those subjects.
In school, he proceeded his interest in science subjects and his creative aptitude helped him create some amazing stuff. One of his amazing creations that he came up with while being in school, is the Alarme app which detects the perfect timing to wake a person up. The app detects your sleeping movement and sounds that you make through the night , and by the algorithm that they came up with it analyzes the data and wakes you up in the last sleeping cycle before the time that you set on the alarm . Sounds interesting, right? He also created a game for the diabetic kids that helped him win the first prize in a Hackathon.
One of Zidane’s more recent achievements is the self-cooling cans that he developed with his fellow scientists at Technion . He named the product Coolit which is essentially a water bottle containing two surfaces, one inside the other, that have a very small space in between. A chemical material is placed between the two surfaces which initiates an endothermic reaction when it comes in contact with oxygen that comes in with a press of a button. As a result of the reaction, the can cools down within minutes. In one of his recent presentations, Zidane claimed that they have successfully achieved 1.8 minutes cooling time and they are working to reduce that time even further.
Over the years, he has earned many awards and distinctions with his projects rated highly by the investors. He earned a full scholarship to the MEET program, participated in the Hasoub’s Campus Startup Cup and finished among the top 3 winners, and has even made it to the top 100 startups at Startup Istanbul where he pitched his idea to other entrepreneurs, investors, and mentors.
Zidane Has Raised Serious Funding For His Startups
Where most of the startups fail is the lack of enough funds to pursue the big ideas of the future. However, Zidane has been lucky here as he has always managed to raise some serious funds for his startups. He has amazing learning and leadership skills and he believes in teamwork. Above all, he has great persuasive skills as well and he can easily stand in front of a crowd and pitch his idea.
Zidane Awad is definitely going to make it big in the future. His wonderful ideas like Pharon, Coolit, Veyago, and Repell have all received great appreciation from the masses and the investors alike and he is already pursuing his dreams.