Osman is a seasoned entrepreneur in the field of educational technology. He is currently the Founder & CEO of Galxyz, an intergalactic science adventure on a mission to ignite the fascination of science and unlock the true potential in every student. Previously he was the co-founder and CEO of online textbook rental leader Chegg (NYSE:CHGG) until early 2010, and also co-founder and CEO of Kno, Inc. (acquired by Intel in 2013), a digital education platform company.
He is also on the Board of Trustees at a health focused non-profit, ChildLife Foundation, which provides urgent care to the poorest in Karachi, Pakistan. CLF runs Karachi's largest children emergency rooms and is deploying satellite urgent care centers to provide critical care and prevention education.
Osman has received several honors, including Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of The Year Award (CA) in 2009, which is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, as well as Forbes Impact 15 for 2012 and Inc.’s Immigrant Edge: 9 Wildly Successful Entrepreneurs.
To find out more about Osman, check out his LinkedIn profile. You can also follow him on Twitter @osmanrashid.
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