The path to success in the startup ecosystem is not an easy one, as only 30% of the startups can secure the funding they need to start. And to understand the reason why some startups fail while some achieve great heights, it is important for us to have a look at the success stories of startups which have grown into a company to an organization in the short period.
These stories provide us "been-there-done-that" perspective which is valuable enough for all of us to learn, understand and grow.
One such story which I came across on the internet is a tale about an engineering student who didn't become successful because of his studies and engineering degree, but his hobby that worked wonders for him.
Have a look!
An engineer by degree and poker player by hobby, Amin Rozani turned his hobby into a passion and passion into a startup business model which worked well enough for him to get the global recognition and become what it is today.
By the time Amin turned 28, he had faced the trauma of losing his father, and due to this, he had to rent out his family business of iron and steel; whereas his mother, Yasmin worked as a beautician.
Poker isn't something which Rozani had in his mind since the beginning; he started his career as an odd teenager by working in the BPO industry. And then he went on to work with the big shot companies like Wipro, Birla, Standard Chartered Bank, etc.
Rozani used to play poker from his computer, and his hobby also took him to Hong Kong to witness the poker clubs where people try their luck and earn money. By 2009, poker had already become a passion for Amin, as he was on the path of turning it into a commercial success for him.
Later on, this garage was turned into an affiliate of an online website Royal Turf in 2011. It picked up from there, and Rozani had to leave his job to focus entirely on poker business.
And today, Rozani is partnered with Rajeev Kanjani and Sameer Rattonsey to lead his poker business and expand it into states like Goa. According to Rozani, "Goa is a place for aspiring poker players because of being a casino stronghold."
And no doubt, all the hard work, and passion this guy has put into the business is inspiring others to dream!
That's all, folks!