Forbes honored Khandker Ahamed on the Forbes Next 1000, a list of inspiring entrepreneurs and small business leaders—many from diverse, underrepresented communities—who are redefining what it means to build and run a business amid the new normal. The Next 1000 list, presented by Square, spotlights a total of 1,000 entrepreneurs who are announced each quarter in installments of 250 standouts.
“Khandker you are an inspiration to me with your passion to learn and commitment to help kids through your non-profit Kids Ivy Tutors! You're ahead of where I was at your age”
- PAUL DAUGHERTY
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, Accenture
Khandker is a proud Bengali-American immigrant, who’s passionate about design thinking, innovation, and developing a workplace culture where everyone deserves meaningful work.
Khandker is the Co-founder of Kids Ivy Tutors, an educational organization on a mission to teach the future of work by connecting passion, mentorship, and 21st-century skills and sponsored In-demand skills courses free of charge in schools. Through his work, Khandker has served over 2,000 students. He is also the Design Thinking lead for General Motors focusing on the future of work and innovation.
He's been recognized by Bloomberg, Forbes, United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative, Adecco, City College of New York, Intuit, Zahn Innovation Center, Stanford University, International Young Leaders Assembly, and other major media platforms/ organizations for his work as a social entrepreneur and in The Future of Work.
Khandker was born in Bangladesh and grew up in New York City, Khandker is a first-generation City College of New York alum with a B.S. in Product Management and Social Entrepreneurship.
Driven by his passion for empowering youths, building community, and experience working with Fortune 500 companies: Accenture, The Adecco Group, and Intuit, he's devoted to serving his community and impacting the future of work.