How Did This 17-year-old Become a Tech Startup CEO ?

‘Age no bar’ when it comes to establishing something big. The same goes for this 17-year-old Srinagar boy, Basar Munim Qari who has become one of the youngest CEOs from Bagh-e-Mehtab; owns a digital company and is also a senior software developer in the same company. Along with his two other friends, Zuhaib Zahoor and Saad Khan have launched a venture known as the WebCycle that involves developing websites, software, graphics, and apps.

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Currently, he is a 11th standard student from Delhi Public School (DPS) and worked from his school’s Athwajan Digital Lab along with his team. This is where he interacts with his customers. Basar and his team started off with only Rs 1000 and with a positive progression, they earned a good amount of Rs 36,000.

WebCycle focuses on developing hybrid mobile apps, which runs on various platforms such as Android, windows or IOS, using only a single code base. They are the only web developers in the valley and provide services at an affordable rate.Basar never received a formal institutional training for software development; rather he self-trained himself through online videos at the age of 12 and when he was in 10

Basar never received a formal institutional training for software development; rather he self-trained himself through online videos at the age of 12 and when he was in 10th he started developing websites on his own. He and his team work really hard; they focus on academic during the day and works on his venture at night hours. Some of their projects include business websites such as Classic Crafts based out of Chennai and Zuhib Fabrics. The apps they have developed are Shahrul Ramdan (mobile app), it was released on Ramadan.

 

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Idea challenge, 2017: The Future World, a tech event organized by National Institution of Technology (NIT), Srinagar selected his webCycle, among top ten projects. It wasn’t free of hurdles; Basar’s webCycle had to compete with 42 other proposals for projects. But he did it, impressed the panel of judges and made it to the top 10.

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