Moe Abbas


I am CEO of GenM where my team and I are making job training free and accessible to anyone.

My family came to Canada as refugees when I was 3 where we were graciously accepted and supported. We grew up impoverished financially but rich with morals and love. I remember going door to door at 10 years old selling services and products to help my parents. I’ve only ever been an entrepreneur, building and learning. I believe in servant leadership.

At nineteen years old, I founded my first two companies which I later sold. At 21 I founded Ottawa General Contractors with a few childhood friends. In 5 years, I led the group from a basement office into Canada’s leading residential design build company with 20+ million in sales and design centers across the country.

Since then I have founded or co-founded startups which over the last 10 years have employed thousands, in industries ranging from real estate, construction, and consumer internet.

I believe in giving back. I joined as a Board Director – The Ottawa Board of Trade and the Better Business Bureau of Eastern Ontario. I was the youngest director at the table, ever. At 26 years I won the NKBA 30 under 30 award and I was the youngest recipient ever of the OBJ 40 Under 40 Award. I have also won the Immigrant Entrepreneur award from the City of Ottawa and many others.

To me, team is everything. I compete everyday to win for my family, team and I. My life’s mission is to accelerate human potential and make a positive impact.

My Sessions

Breakout: The Essentials to Building a Platform As A Service Marketplace

Room 201

The Essentials to Building a Platform As A Service Marketplace. The popularity of on-demand service marketplaces is definitely on the rise! To a large extent this can be attributed to the booming on-demand economy. Coming up with a sound strategy you can scale, leverages the right framework and keeps your customers front and centre is […]