Sanjay Shah was recently interviewed by Eric Dye for Dye’s podcast, Entrepreneurial Podcast Network’s Enterprise Radio. The interview was recapped in an article from PR Newswire that was recently posted by Pharmiweb. The article discussed Shah and ran through a number of his accolades. One of the main areas of Shah’s life that the article focused on was the founding of Autism Rocks. Shah shared that he had founded the charity after his son, Nikhil, was diagnosed with autism.
One of the big questions that the interview tackled was how to make a business successful. Shah mentioned that new business owners should keep 2 things in mind. The first thing is that you need to make sure you have plenty of money when you start out and the second thing is that you need to understand that you may have to bring in other people to do some of the work.
Sanjay Shah is the founder of Solo Capital. Even though the firm was only founded in 2011, it has already seen so much success that Shah has been able to step back from his daily oversight and become mostly retired. Since he retired Shah has been focused on 2 projects that he is passionate about. Both of the projects are enmeshed in the music industry. One project is the charity that Shah founded, Autism Rocks. This charity raises money for autism research by hosting private concerts. Guests are asked to make a donation of at least 500 pounds and performances include Drake, Michael Buble and Prince.
The other project that has been keeping Shah busy is a partnership with a Dubai based promotional firm, Done Events. Several years ago, Shah approached the company and asked if they would be interested in teaming up and hosting a reggae festival in Dubai. Done Events said that they would love to team up with Shah on a jazz festival, because there was no real fan base for reggae in Dubai. The jazz festival was a major success and is now happening annually.