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#11 Syed Ommer Amer ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฐ - Changing the lives of storytellers

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๐ŸŽค โ€œWhen I look back at my life, I want to be very proud of Daastanโ€ฆ proud that it has empowered thousands of storytellers who know there is someone out there they can turn into when they have an ideaโ€.

๐Ÿ’ช In todayโ€™s episode, you will be meeting Syed Ommer Amer, a storyteller, community builder and visionary from Pakistan who co-founded Daastan with the mission to put a book in every hands.

Daastan is an online publishing platform for aspiring writers which already supported thousands of authors to get published. However to arrive there, it took many years where Ommer had to restart from scratch a few times, overcome an endless list of struggles but he made it work in the end.

This episode is genuinely a masterclass on entrepreneurship where we go through the challenges and joy of the entrepreneurial journey and highlight important tips for all aspiring entrepreneurs that Ommer learned the (very) hard way.

He pays a tribute to all the people who made a difference in his life, shares funny anecdotes and stories as they come to his mind and invites us all to visit this one-of-a-kind country that is Pakistan!

โค๏ธ TIMELINE:

11โ€™ - Finding your community through sports

19โ€™ - Finding the right mentor + business plan competition = โ€œah-ahโ€ moment

23โ€™ - Giving everything for the incubation program

36โ€™ - Restarting Daastan from scratch and lessons learned (the hard way)

50โ€™ - Finding (again) the right mentor to put you on the right track

59โ€™ - Their vision? To put a book in every handโ€ฆ

70โ€™ - โ€ฆ and change the life of storytellers

78โ€™ - Embedding the gift culture in Pakistan

๐Ÿ‘‰ References:

Discover Daastan.

Watch the TEDxTalk of Ommer - The Story of Storytellers.

Connect with Ommer on LinkedIn.

We speak a lot about Youth Co:Lab โค๏ธ

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