The 21 years CEO of Daylert.com – Fahad Hassan has been featured in the Daily Washington Post by Zachary A. Goldfarb. With the title of “Young Entrepreneur Learns Ups and Downs of Building a Web Start-Up” the feature was published today Monday, March 3, 2008 on the business section.
Daylert is a social networking website to address students’ educational and social needs. Fahad’s decision to create Daylert was inspired by movie “Pay It Forward” and he had received helped from people like Bill Schafer, Bill Rubacky and Scott Birnbaum along his way. As of today this web service is active at about 10 schools nationwide and gets 200,000 + monthly hits with 3,000 signed up users. Fahad is looking for at least 150,000 users by the end of the year.
Fahad Hassan came to the US at the age of 6 with his father Hasibul Hassan (s/o Zebunnesa Begum –d/o Khwaja Ahad), mother Maria Begum (d/o Khwaja Sirajul Islam- retired correspondent of Bangladesh Times) and his younger sister.The hard working family settled down in Gaithersburg section of Maryland. Fahad graduated from Virginia Tech majoring in Business.
In his interview with the post Hassan said, “Islam has a very negative vibe in the country. I want people to realize I’m a Muslim doing this,” adding that he wants to use his potential riches to support Bangladesh.
Link to Fahad Hassan’s website: www.Daylert.com
Link to Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/03/02/AR2008030201902.html
Fahad Hassan on the family tree: http://gupshup1.tribalpages.com/tribe/browse?userid=gupshup1&view=50&pid=2373&rand=163038885
Edited By Anas Khwaja