Today we’d like to introduce you to Abid Abedi. The founder & CEO of the iCode school.
Abid Abedi believes deeply in the adage that you are a product of all of your experiences. And, with a lot of planning and a little luck, you can achieve whatever goals you set for your life.
Coming to the U.S. as a 17-year-old introverted student from a third-world country, middle-class family, life has a way of teaching you lessons you wouldn’t learn otherwise, or at least, not as quickly or as intensely. Abedi came to the U.S. with little money and even fewer connections. He did, however, have one cousin that lived in St. Louis, MO who had managed to acquire some wealth. Abedi decided to pay his only distant relative in the US a visit. He asked his cousin if he could loan him $1,100 for college tuition. But his relative declined and put him on a bus to Columbia, Missouri where Abedi would soon be attending the University of Missouri- Columbia with the help of student loans. This experience with his relative affected Abedi deeply, and he learned that he would not be able to rely on others. He would have to make his own way.