We recently had the privilege to chat with Areeb Shahid
of Presto Productions
. This ambitious young entrepreneur and has started several companies including an Artificial Intelligence program! We truly enjoyed learning about his vision to improve life in his home country of Pakistan and the rest of the world.
Can you tell us about more about Presto Productions and what you do?
Presto Productions is a multimedia production company specializing in web development and video production. Founded in 2014, Presto Production’s mission is to give people the power to make the world happier. We want to inspire the best in others and we want everyone to know that they’re awesome and can achieve anything.
Have you always been interested in business? Why or why not?
I’ve always wanted to create something that can change lives. The process of seeing something in your mind and working until it is brought to reality is addicting.
What are some of your greatest challenges?
We live in a very uncertain world, and I think that uncertainty generates an environment where it’s really hard to make decisions and stay focused.
Staying focused on the process alone is likely the greatest challenge but history is filled with countless examples of dramatic shifts and I think that the excitement – overcoming these issues, learning as you go, and committing yourself to your product is what makes it so enjoyable.
Are you involved with any other organizations right now?
Yes, I am the founder of an organization called Earth Fall
that aims to work together for peace, social justice, equality, human rights, respect for international law, helping build and keep the peace in conflict-ridden areas, supporting governments and their citizens to advance development and fight poverty, and promoting human rights worldwide.
We’re a bunch of young and collaborative students trying to make a positive impact in the world. So, I consider myself lucky to be a part of this wonderful organization.
Any advice for someone just starting out?
My number one piece of advice for people just starting out would be to just go for it. Find your dream, Then risk everything to make it into reality. Devote yourself to an idea.
You have to give 100% and never stop believing in your dream. No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world. It’s one person at a time, and hopefully there are people in positions of power who can and will change the world or even your life, but it can be a first step in learning things.
Anything else you want the readers to know?
I have recently been working on an AI program that is in live beta right now. Things are just getting started and i would love to hear from you as we continue to evolve. If you have ideas, feedback or would like to help us along this path. Please reach out directly to firstname.lastname@example.org