Recently, Sanjay Shah granted an interview to Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. On the show hosted by Eric Dye, entrepreneurs gain business advice, motivation, information as well as inspiration from entrepreneurs all over the world. On the interview, the Autism Rocks and Solo Capital founder provided much insight on a range of topics as well as advice on how to become a successful business owner. He also spoke of the motivation behind Autism Rocks.
According to Sanjay, the most important thing that anyone thinking of starting a business should never underestimate is the amount of money one needs to start. He continues to advise aspiring business owners not to assume that they can do all the work themselves.
Since starting his work with Autism Rocks, Mr. Shah has combined his passion for music and his love for family with his entrepreneurial drive with a view of funding autism research and create awareness of the neurological disorder.
Sanjay Shah started his journey by studying medicine. He later realised that this was not what he desired and later became an accountant working for various investment banks that include Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He went on to form Solo Capital after being made redundant in the 2009 recession.
Shah founded Autism Rocks with the aim of developing awareness on autism and raising money to go toward research on the same. The organization achieves all this through concerts and partnerships with world-class recording artists. Shah’s youngest son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. While having a cup of tea with Snoop Dogg, Shah developed the idea of raising money by staging various gigs. In 2014, the first Autism Rocks concert was held. Since then, the concerts have featured artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Snoop Dogg, Drake as well as well-known DJs.
Solo Capital Markets is a London based financial services firm founded by Sanjay Shah in 2011. The firm was in March 2015 reported to be worth £15.45 million, with assets totaling £67.45 million and a cash flow amounting to £30.26 million.