Eli Chmouni

Eli Chmouni

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Founder and CEO – NEON

Eli Chmouni moved to Arizona from Lebanon at the age of 19 with $600 and the hunger for the American Dream. After receiving his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science from Arizona State University, he realized that a traditional job setting is not exciting enough. He then proceeded to launch 4 startups over the course of 8 years, two of which have been acquired. In 2016, Eli was voted as top 35 under 35 entrepreneurs in Arizona, and his startups have won significant awards and accolades over the years. In addition, Eli has been a faculty member at Arizona State University for 8 years teaching engineering and entrepreneurship. He believes in creating engaging curriculum based on real experiences. Students in his entrepreneurship class have to launch a real business in 15 weeks making it both challenging and very educational. Eli has a passion to help people uncover their full potential and true talent. He has mentored more than 500 startups and founders on ideation, branding, customer profiles and scaling. From immigrant to engineer, entrepreneur and professor; Eli believes in creating experiences and connections that are so amazing they will last a lifetime.
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