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LISTEN: A Dubai Entrepreneur Shares The Importance Of Education & The Urgency Of Helping Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

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A Dubai Entrepreneur Shares The Importance Of Education & The Urgency Of Helping Students From Low-Income Backgrounds

On this week’s episode of Dubai Works, a business podcast for Smashi TV, we were joined by the inspirational, Tom Woolf, CEO of EdAid.

EdAid partners with universities and professional schools to defer tuition payment, interest-free. On a mission to make education accessible and affordable for as many as possible.

Thomas is an entrepreneur and former professional athlete. His pioneering approach to frontier markets and technology has seen him build successful businesses in the UK, Middle East & Africa. In 2016 Thomas launched EdAid.com a crowdfunding platform for students to finance their higher education, interest-free. EdAid’s mandate is to reduce the cost of higher education, increase access to university, and improve the employability of graduates leaving the system.

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Tom Woolf, CEO of EdAid discusses student debt, the value of education and the intersection between fintech, edtech and much more:

The growth of the UAE as a regional hub for commerce and enterprise saw Thomas move to Dubai in 2005 and build his own successful businesses in the health/fitness and financial tech industries

In his spare time, for fun, Thomas remains a competitive athlete and is Head Coach for Nike in the Middle East

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