Combining Entrepreneurial Passion with Philanthropy
Sanjay Shah, a philanthropist and entrepreneur who founded Autism Rocks and Solo Capital joins Enterprise Radio. Shah has combined his entrepreneurial spirit with his love for family and passion for music in order to fuel autism awareness and research on a large scale.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Sanjay Shah discuss the following:
- How did you come up with the idea to start Solo Capital?
- What is the best piece of advice for starting your own brokerage firm that you can share with our listeners?
- Tell us about what motivated you to switch gears and create Autism Rocks?
- What is the most rewarding thing about being a philanthropist?
- What should we look forward to in 2016 for Autism Rocks?
Sanjay Shah, a notable philanthropist, grew up in the Marylebone neighborhood located in Central London. Shah originally studied medicine at King’s College, but decided to pursue opportunities in the fields of accounting, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.
In the year of 2011, Shah’s son Nikhil was diagnosed with autism, a lifelong developmental disability affecting one in 68 children every year. In hopes to lend a hand in the autism research field, and to better understand his son’s condition, Shah created an organization called Autism Rocks in 2014.
Autism Rocks launched with an invitation only concert in London with Prince as the headliner. The concert was set at Café de Paris in London with VIP guests in attendance who were prompted to donate. British comedians Alan Carr and Michael McIntyre attended the event. Some past performances have included Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake.
As founder of Autism Rocks, Sanjay Shah hopes to continually raising awareness for autism by eliciting the support of popular, talented artists from all over the world.
Prior to his creation of Autism Rocks, Shah started his own brokerage firm called Solo Capital. Prior to Solo Capital, Sanjay Shah worked as the head of training for many different investment banks, including Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, ING and the Dutch bank Rabobank until the year 2009.