Mahammad Kekalov

Nationality: Azerbaijan
Organization Name: Kekalove
Impact Region: Western Asia
About the Social Business: Kekalove is focus on designing and producing clothing for anyone who struggles with their daily wear. It asks questions like, “how does someone in a wheelchair put on a pair of pants?” or “how does someone with scoliosis wear shirts?” and it finds answers that suit their specific needs. It replaces buttons with magnets, add zippers and change the structure of the clothing without destroying the design.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Mahammad Kekalov is a second-year student at Azerbaijan State University of Economics majoring in Business Administration. He’s currently the founder and chief executive of Kekalove, an adaptive fashion start-up that seeks solutions to the fashion challenges our disabilities create. Mahammad has done an academic year abroad, in the United States on a State Dept’s FLEX Program scholarship and has been involved in various spheres of civic and political activism after returning to Baku, where he currently lives. He is a Harvard Business School CELP fellow where he was able to get a hold of Harvard Education in Dubai as well as Qatar Foundation Learner’s Voice fellow. Mahammad sits on the United Nations Youth Advisory Council in Azerbaijan providing the UN with youth insights on entrepreneurship and youth policy. In the past, he has received out-of-classroom education in locations such as Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Istanbul, New York City, Washington DC, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dubai and Doha through various events, conferences, seminars and workshops. In the future, he plans to pursue a career as an entrepreneur and receive higher education in business innovations. For more information about Mahammad, please visit www.kekalov.com.

Mahammad Kekalov

Nationality: Azerbaijan
Organization Name: Kekalove
Impact Region: Western Asia
About the Social Business: Kekalove is focus on designing and producing clothing for anyone who struggles with their daily wear. It asks questions like, “how does someone in a wheelchair put on a pair of pants?” or “how does someone with scoliosis wear shirts?” and it finds answers that suit their specific needs. It replaces buttons with magnets, add zippers and change the structure of the clothing without destroying the design.
About the Y&Y Fellow: Mahammad Kekalov is a second-year student at Azerbaijan State University of Economics majoring in Business Administration. He’s currently the founder and chief executive of Kekalove, an adaptive fashion start-up that seeks solutions to the fashion challenges our disabilities create. Mahammad has done an academic year abroad, in the United States on a State Dept’s FLEX Program scholarship and has been involved in various spheres of civic and political activism after returning to Baku, where he currently lives. He is a Harvard Business School CELP fellow where he was able to get a hold of Harvard Education in Dubai as well as Qatar Foundation Learner’s Voice fellow. Mahammad sits on the United Nations Youth Advisory Council in Azerbaijan providing the UN with youth insights on entrepreneurship and youth policy. In the past, he has received out-of-classroom education in locations such as Tbilisi, Kutaisi, Istanbul, New York City, Washington DC, Brussels, Frankfurt, Dubai and Doha through various events, conferences, seminars and workshops. In the future, he plans to pursue a career as an entrepreneur and receive higher education in business innovations. For more information about Mahammad, please visit www.kekalov.com.