Sanjay Shah, CEO and founder of Solo Capital and Autism Rocks, spoke with Eric Dye for Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. The radio show is dedicated to helping others find success in entrepreneurship. Sanjay Shah enlightened listeners from across the globe on how he became successful.
Shah founded Solo Capital Markets, a finance company based out of London, England. Shah did not begin in finances. He began in medicine. After not successfully finding employment, Shah decided to operate a brokerage company, which was the beginning of Solo Capital. Sanjay moved to Dubai in 2009. However,
Shah advised listeners not to underestimate the amount of money necessary to start a business. He further advised that many of the jobs could be performed by oneself. However, it wasn’t until his son was diagnosed with autism that he decided to donate millions towards autism research.
Shah’s love for music and his son helped him to create the foundation Autism Rocks. The festival has been able to contribute hundreds of thousands of dollars to the study of autism. Artists like Prince, Snoop Dogg, Lenny Kravitz, Joss Stone, and many others have either played or been interested in participating in the festival. The April 2016 show featured Flo Rida and Tyga. The event is family oriented and aids in immensely in the research of the neurological disease.
Shah began a new business venture called Done Events and assists in organizing the music fest Blended. It was through that organization that he realized he truly wanted to be in the music festival business, but not just for a commercial aspect. He still works with Done Events Commercially, though began Autism Rocks after that. Shah is semi-retired from Solo Capital and able to focus much of his time to his family. He also spends much of his time organizing the Autism Rocks festival.
Autism affects one in 68 children each year. The current diagnosis rate has decreased by 30 percent since 2012.
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