Yusuf Ahmad



Yusuf is the CEO of [Playlab](https://www.playlab.ai), a tech nonprofit that empowers educators & impact organizations to build their own AI tools or adapt ones built by others. Prior to founding Playlab, Yusuf led new product development for [Teach For America](https://www.teachforamerica.org/), contributed to [Scratch](https://scratch.mit.edu/) (a creative coding platform used by millions of kids), researched at the [MIT Media Lab](https://www.media.mit.edu/), and was on the founding team of [ALU](https://www.alueducation.com/) & [ALX](https://www.alxafrica.com/), a pan-African network of universities and alternative higher ed pathways. Outside of work, he mentors startups through [MIT’s Sandbox Fund](https://sandbox.mit.edu/), angel invests in AI edtech companies like LitLab and Recess, and is a proud girl dad.