Sabirul Islam (born 1989) he is from Pakistan. He is an award winning young entrepreneur, author and global speaker. His vision is empowering youth around the world and changes their lives, so they see success as a way forward.
With a vision to want to achieve success as a young entrepreneur, Sabirul Islam, an ordinary East London teenager who grew up witnessing crime and violence within his community, made the jump to setting up a web design business at the age of 14. Having run the web design company for a period of 2 years and generating a healthy income whilst still in school, Sabirul felt it was best to leave web designing as it became “very common.”
Sabirul quickly discovered the benefits of risk-taking at a young age and, with a passion for networking and big organisational support. Sabirul took a step forward to become a junior trader at the age of 16, having been given the opportunity by Merrill Lynch to learn how to trade in the stock market whilst in New York.
With a wealth of knowledge and experience as a young entrepreneur and investor, Sabirul had the vision and desire to inspire young people across the nation. With his message being that no matter the age, race, religion or culture, anyone can become extraordinary as long as they maintain self belief and illustrate perseverance. With his passion to support fellow youth, it led Sabirul to write his first book called “The World at Your Feet” aged just 17. The launch of his first book presented the opportunity for Sabirul to become a motivational speaker, sharing his message at 379 events in the first nine months since the launch of his book and selling over 42,500 copies.
Sabirul not only wants to inspire young people, but to educate them about the world of entrepreneurship and taking risks. This led Sabirul at the age of 18, to invest £20,000 of his own money into developing and launching his own business board game called “Teen-Trepreneur.” The game itself has sold in 14 countries worldwide and is now used as part of the BTEC Business Qualification in over 450 schools across the UK. Launched alongside the board game was Sabirul’s second book, “The World at Your Feet: Three strikes to a Successful Entrepreneurial Life”. In February 2012, Sabirul will launch his third book titled 'Young Entrepreneur World' which interviews 25 successful young entrepreneurs who are today challenging the norm of society to create positive change.
Sabirul set up his second business named after his book ‘The World at Your Feet’ which consists of many small enterprises and programmes that deliver inspiration, empowerment and entrepreneurial initiatives. This includes ‘Teen-Speakers,’ bringing together some of the world’s most influential youth entrepreneurs, youth activists and change makers all aged 16-25 onto a single speaking platform to inspire & empower audiences both young and old, around the world. The Teen-Speakers has expanded, now delivering the ‘Teen-Speakers Tour’ where both half & full day events are delivered to encourage more young people to seek entrepreneurship as a career path. Sabirul aims to deliver the Teen-Speakers Tour in every country in which a Teen-Speaker is associated.
Sabirul’s other venture consists of Teen-Publishers, a platform for young writers aged 5-25 to get their books professionally published & selling via online retail channels. Sabirul also launched the Teen-Trepreneur Success kit, a training program to help nurture youth to become successful entrepreneurs.
Now aged 21, Sabirul’s vision to inspire young people has expanded to a global scale having already reached out to millions of people, from speaking at events and been featured via media outlets across the UK, Europe, USA, Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, Botswana & the Maldives. Enabling Sabirul to launch the ‘Inspire1Million,’ with a vision to not just reach out to youth but to inspire, engage and transform the lives of 1 million people in 20 countries within 12 months.
Sabirul Islam, an ordinary East London Youth who is still only 21, is rapidly developing an empire that inspires, educates and provides the opportunity for an ordinary individual to become an “extraordinary entrepreneur.Visit Sabirul’s Site: www.sabirulislam.com