Yusuf Ahmad

CEO

Playlab

Yusuf is the CEO of Playlab, a tech nonprofit that empowers educators & impact organizations to build their own AI tools. Prior to founding Playlab, Yusuf led new product development for Teach For America, contributed to Scratch (a creative coding platform used by millions of kids), researched at the MIT Media Lab, and was on the founding team of ALU & ALX, a pan-African network of universities and alternative higher ed pathways. Outside of work, he mentors startups through MIT’s Sandbox Fund, angel invests in AI edtech companies like LitLab and Recess, and is a proud girl dad.