Ahmed played squash at Harvard from 2008-12 (Gil Talbot).
BOSTON – Former Harvard men's squash player Will Ahmed '12 has been selected as one of BetaBoston's '25 Under 25' winners for 2015, as announced by the Boston Globe in July.
BetaBoston's '25 Under 25' aims to recognize 25 young people under the age of 25 in the Greater Boston area that are among the most innovative minds in the area.
Ahmed is the founder and CEO of WHOOP Inc., which is developing next generation wearable devices for performance lifestyle. Ahmed also wrote "The Feedback Tool: Measuring Fitness, Intensity, and Recovery," which sparked the underlying physiology and engineering for his work today. Whoop, founded in 2012, is available on a limited basis and is being used by Harvard Athletics and some of the top sports organizations and athletes in the country. In addition to bringing this system to market, Ahmed has raised more than $10 million from top investors and has an active advisory board that consists of some of the world's most notable cardiologists, technologists, marketers, and designers. The development of Whoop was a complex technical feat, and without a formal technical background, Ahmed has been able to act as a key integration point for marrying countless technologies to develop Whoop.
Friends, colleagues and family members can submit a nominee they feel worthy from any industry. Submissions for this year came from the music, technology, software, social media, education, health and life sciences and education. Nominees are evaluated on the below five characteristics:
Achievement: What has this individual already accomplished? What sets them apart in a city full of talent?
Potential: Does this individual show promise to continue breaking new ground in their field?
Impact: Will this individual have a large impact not just in their area, but on the world?
Leadership: Has this individual demonstrated that they can not only achieve, but bring out the best in those around them?
Innovation: Will this person's work inspire those around them to live, work, play, and think about our city?