It is not always that the GCC nations are the providers and the Indians are the recipients. Chicago based Indian American Dr. Tausif Malik launches Gulf Angel Network (GAN) is GCC region’s first Angel Network, which aims to create a platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors and startups from GCC region for investment, mentorship and strategic partnership. Earlier in the year, Malik had launched www.GCCStartup.News, Middle-east region’s First Startup News Portal to promote information about startups, innovation & entrepreneurship in the Gulf Region.
Dr. Tausif Malik has a long history of involvement in business, technology, and community organizing. He is the creator of America’s Largest Community based Spelling Bee competition www.MuslimSpellingBee.com and founder of www.GCCStartup., News www.AIMBSN.com (All India Business Startup Network), IndiaStartupFest.com, GCCStartupFest.com and www.Schoolpreneur.Biz. Gulf Angel Network’s (GAN) main objective is to create a platform to connect entrepreneurs, investors and startups from GCC region for investment, mentorship and strategic partnership to kickstart startup ecosystem especially amongst the GCC population.Dr. Tausif Malik shared his story as an entrepreneur “ I didn’t win a single competition … even though my mother (Mrs. Razia Malik) took me to over 100 competitions ….Every-time I lost at the competition, my mother would say that “Your time will come”….now I’m the creator of Muslim Spelling Bee, America’ Second Largest Competition. That taught me perseverance and dedication. Hence, I would want to offer my expertise and experience to budding entrepreneurs through our Startup Events, Media and Fests”.According to Dr. Malik Gulf Angel Network (GAN), www.GCCStartup.News are part of the ecosystem he is developing to support the startup ecosystem, entrepreneurship, incubators, venture capital ecosystem in the Middle-east region to promote local talent and government initiatives”.
Dr. Malik is one of the many Indians settled abroad that have been able to succeed in the entrepreneurial ventures. A truly inspiring figure and hope for many Indians for opportunities he may present to his native country. His perseverance is the legacy to the budding entrepreneurs and especially the ones who are still struggling to succeed.