This is a guest post from Shahzaib Khan, co-founder of Reevolo. His company was selected for the Echelon 2010 event in Singapore. Reevolo helps people formulate life goals and determine what they want to be. Think of it as a digital life coach! Without further ado, here’s Shahzaib:
How Reevolo came to be
By the time I turned eighteen, I had made a career choice and decision. I wanted to be an investment banker. This decision was based purely on the fact that I had family who had made it big in this career/profession and the thought of having fancy cars, taking exotic holidays and working on multi million dollar deals like them, seemed an obvious career choice.
Based on this career choice, I selected my university major and started to chart a life course along this path. All these choices were based on my limited understanding of what being an investment banker entailed. I was then fortunate enough to intern at a premier investment bank early in my university days, which led me to the timely realization that investment banking was definitely not for me. I was hence able to adjust my career path and eventually took the path of entrepreneurship. I have not looked back since.
Many of my peers were however not so fortunate, and were unable to re-adjust their career paths and ended up in jobs that were not only not suitable for them, but have had to pay a heavy price for their choices. Reevolo has been established to help reduce this error of choice, which is often and primarily taken due to misinformation and incorrect assumptions about choices in career paths.
What does Reevolo do?
Reevolo helps individuals answer the question “What do you want to be?”. This web service allows its users to get a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, and builds on these using expert life coaches to recommend suitable and appropriate career paths. Reevolo users are then able to experience recommended paths by being placed in private communities with other individuals with similar career goals. They work together on tasks that will help them get a better understanding of what that particular career path entails. Along with this, they will also have direct access to experts to guide them in their chosen career path. This service aims to save them from making costly and incorrect career decisions.
Reevolo was the only startup selected from Pakistan to take part in Echelon 2010. This is Asia’s largest startup event, with participants, investors, and mentors coming from all around the world. Reevolo launched it’s alpha product at the event and received an overwhelmingly positive response. We are talking to several strategic investors and mentors who will assist us in taking our startup to the next level.
We’re looking for help!
As a very young company, there are several avenues in which we are looking for support and assistance, to take our service forward. For example:
Beta Users: Currently we have only one career sub track open, this is “PHP programming”. Please select this track if you are interested in experiencing Reevolo and seeing its functionalities and feature sets. We are looking for beta users to register for our other tracks, so please do so at www.reevolo.com or get in touch with us at tracks [at] reevolo.com to add a particular track to the exisiting list.
Experts: Each community is managed by experts who assist in developing tracks. We are looking for individuals with domain expertise of 5 – 7 years in any profession to get in touch with us to explore how we can work together. Please do get in touch with us directly to learn more about this opportunity at tracks [at] reevolo.com
Educational Institutes: If you are part of an educational institute and are interested to learn how Reevolo can bring substantive value to each of your students, please do get in touch with us so that we can come and share our vision and product roadmap with you, as well as discuss how we can potentially collaborate.
Jobs @ Reevolo: We are looking for individuals with experience in finance and marketing to join us. If the concept of Reevolo appeals to you, please do get in touch with us directly at careers [at] reevolo.com