CEO of Hello World Kids
Hanan Khader is a Jordanian serial entrepreneur who managed to successfully establish and lead two
Hanan is the founder and CEO of HelloWorldKids, the educational platform for kids to learn coding at
school or at home www.hellocode.me . She has established her company in 2015 aiming to develop
simplified and interactive programming curriculum that replaces the old traditional computer classes. Her
curriculum has been adopted by 200+ schools, and benefited over 100K+ children. Hanan is a researcher
on how to teach programming for kids. She made a great success with her engineering team to create a
new programming language called SmoothY; fundamentally built to form a bridge between kids and the
advanced programming languages in the world; all presented in a very streamlined and intuitive
Before starting her entrepreneurship journey, Hanan built the foundation of her tech and business
mastery through working as a Software Development Manager and CTO in several reputable companies,
including Maktoob, IntegrantInc, and Jeeran, among others. Hanan helped to plan and build tens of online
platforms and businesses in the MENA region.
Prior to starting Hello World Kids, Hanan has founded her first startup Aqar-Estate, an online real estate
platform that helps people to search and find the best catch easily and quickly.
Hanan has received several awards and recognitions, such as Cartier Women Initiative Award 2018, EY
Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, and Queen Rania Award for Education Entrepreneurship 2019. Hanan has
been selected in 2013 by the U.S. Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs as a Leader in Technology at
TechWomen organization, to represent Jordan in the Silicon Valley.