Magdi Moussa and El Abiad founded their innovation studio, IMMRSV, in 2017, focusing on edtech and fintech. Today, the studio is at the forefront of various edtech initiatives, collaborating with well-known brands like Udacity, Meta, UNDP, the African Union, Misk Academy, ITIDA, and the Saudi Central Bank. This year, IMMRSV gained significant recognition by securing a spot on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for the Middle East.In an exclusive interview with Adgully Middle East, Magdi Moussa, the CEO of IMMRSV and a brands builder, expressed his joy about being featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list alongside his friend and brother, El Abiad. During the interview, Moussa also provided insights into the future plans for IMMRSV and discussed the anticipated success of the studio. Excerpts:Congratulations on being listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 Middle East with IMMRSV. Did you anticipate being listed this year with your brother? How does it feel now?The recognition in Forbes 30 Under 30 Middle East was unexpected. My wife was behind the nomination, and the news came as a surprise. It feels good and provides confidence, but it also signals new challenges and a fresh journey ahead. Our next journey is to build a creative unicorn through Arab and African talents.Could you please share your professional journey with us?I am a #BrandBuilder, renowned for transforming the landscape of edtech initiatives in the region. Recently, I have garnered additional acclaim by securing a spot in Forbes 30 Under 30 at the age of 27.As a creative entrepreneur and marketing strategist, I specialise in brand innovation and crafting marketing strategies for global initiatives, with a primary focus on #edtech and #fintech in Africa.With over seven years of rich experience, I have played a pivotal role in developing and launching more than 50 brands. My expertise extends to spearheading marketing efforts for regional programmes supported by esteemed organisations such as the World Bank, UNDP, African Union, Meta, Udacity, Intel Nervana, Drosos Foundation, and others.My role as the Growth Marketing Manager at Udacity for Government in MEA showcased my ability to lead marketing initiatives and construct brands tailored to meet the unique requirements of government entities.Recognized as one of the most distinguished young entrepreneurs under 22 in Africa by the African Leadership Academy in 2017, my recent listing in Forbes 30 under 30 at the age of 27, further underscores my contributions to the industry.What inspired you to initiate IMMRSV, and what can you tell us about your venture?Certainly! I initiated IMMRSV to pursue my dream of becoming an entrepreneur, fueled by a passion for the creative industry, particularly in marketing and branding.IIMMRSV, a brand innovation studio specialising in edtech and fintech, has become a trailblazer in these sectors since its inception in 2017. The company, alongside my brother Mohamed-El-Abiad, has played a pivotal role in spearheading edtech initiatives for prominent brands, including Udacity, Meta, UNDP, the African Union, Misk Academy, ITIDA, and the Saudi Central Bank impacting around 40M people across the Middle East & Africa.You and Mohamed-El-Abiad started IMMRSV at a small scale. What was your aim, and has it been achieved?We launched IMMRSV in 2016. Initially, our goals were not entirely clear, but we aspired to become one of the largest marketing agencies in the region. While we have made significant progress without any capital or investments till now, our company continues to evolve, and there's still a long way to go.The Middle East has emerged as a startup hub in recent years. What are your views on this, and what attracts startups to the UAE?The Middle East's emergence as a startup hub is exciting, driven by factors such as a supportive ecosystem, access to capital, and a growing market. The UAE, in particular, attracts startups due to its strategic location, infrastructure, and government initiatives fostering innovation. And now, the KSA is booming massively achieving their 2023 vision to became one of the strongest business hub not only in the region but also in the world and all of these opportunities and investments fuels startups with many opportunities to scale, pivot and innovate to fit our local markets.Also, the economical challenges our region faces will affect the ecosystem as the strongest startups with agility to survive and grow massively.As a brand innovation studio, IMMRSV provides branding, marketing, and tech solutions for edtech and fintech companies. Which companies have benefited so far?Several companies have benefited from IMMRSV's services, including Udacity, the African Union, Meta, Intel, Total Energies, UNDP, Drosos Foundations, Dubai Future Foundation, and various government entities. Additionally, many medium and small-scale innovators have leveraged our expertise.After achieving 30 under 30, what is next in line? What are your future plans regarding IMMRSV?Our future vision to build a creative technolog unicorn in the regionPlease share your perspectives on the current state of AI, and could you also provide insights into your predictions for the future of AI?AI is a transformative force, driving innovation across various industries. Looking ahead, I anticipate further advancements in AI, shaping industries, improving efficiency, and contributing to societal progress. Our key opportunity to train ourselves in being AI powered studios and trying to build our own solutions using AI as well to help the human talents becoming more efficientHaving accomplished this at a young age, what other goals do you have on your bucket list, and what is your strategy for moving forward?Perhaps making it to the billionaires' list is on my bucket list. That is what everyone dreams of! However, moving forward, I plan to continue scaling IMMRSV, exploring new opportunities, and contributing to the evolution of the creative industry and scaling more in the region.