AMU Alumnus Wins Young Entrepreneur Award in Australia
Melbourne (Australia): Indian-Australian Entrepreneur and an alumnus of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), AamirQutub, has won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award category in the Business Excellence Awards (GBEA) in Australia. Established in 1986, and managed by the Geelong Chamber of Commerce, the Business Excellence Awards are the oldest continuously running business awards in Australia.
Justin Giddings, CEO of Avalon Airport won the Business Leader of the Year and Aamir Qutub (CEO, Enterprise Monkey) won the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Aamir Qutub is the Founder and CEO of Enterprise Monkey (a digital solutions agency), Tech Investor and Co-Founder in 6 startups. He is also a member of Ministerial Advisory Committee to the Minister for Planning in Australia. Aamir was appointed as the General Manager of ICT Geelong (local IT Industry Cluster) at the age of 25. He was the founding Secretary of Pivot Summit – Australia’s largest regional tech conference.
Aamir was brought up in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh. He did his Bachelor of Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) and immigrated to Australia at the age of 23 to complete MBA from Deakin University. “I had applied for around 150 office jobs, but couldn’t get any due to lack of experience in Australia. I used to work as a cleaner at the Avalon Airport, and distribute newspapers at midnight to pay for my living and fees.” Aamir says. In 2012, Aamir got an internship opportunity with ICT Geelong. Impressed with his performance and passion for digital transformation, he was asked by the board to step up as the General Manager of ICT Geelong at the age of 25.
At AMU, Aamir was elected as Gen. Secretary of AMU Students’ Union (AMUSU) in 2011. As AMUSU Secretary, Aamir organized the first-ever recruitment drive in AMU which resulted in the placement of 2000 students in 30 companies. His passion for technology contributed in the digitization of AMU campus by introduction of free WiFi and Smart Classrooms.
In 2014, Aamir founded Enterprise Monkey – a Web and App solutions company in his brother-in-law’s garage. “I started with $2000 in savings”, says Aamir who led his company to establish in four countries with YoY revenue growth of 300% in the first 3 years.