Times of Youth: What is the name of the startup?
“Z & H Events”
Times of Youth: What is your startup, what does it do?
We started this company to organize fun filled events but once we succeeded our first step we added 2 more major services. 1 bringing sponsors to our events and provide them best marketing campaign of 45-60 days in return. 2 bringing inventors and provide them best profit percent at lowest return time period.
Times of Youth: Who are the founders and key team members?
Founders “Zoya Altaf and Hassan Gb” which is also actual abbreviation of Z & H.
Times of Youth: How does your startup stand out against it’s competitors, what makes you different?
We have many more event management, investment firms and marketing companies in our area of doing business. But what make us different is that we have combined all three in a beautifully planned commercial events which not only benefits people but also comapnies, investors to market their products and enjoy returns on their investmentS
Times of Youth: Where did the idea for the startup come from?
Actually we did our very first event just for fun as we got free from our exams and we had alot of spare time but people loved it so much that soon we became serious and hence Z & H was born.
Times of Youth: What is your vision for the company?
Its very simple and classic To provide more out of what they pay.
Times of Youth: What is the actual addressable market?
It changes from event to event. Like if we have fun event its for everyone, if its training event then our prime market is students.
Times of Youth: Can you state, in clear language, the key features of your product or service?
For investors : We offer best return rates and short time period to our investors.
For companies: We offer best marketing campaign of 45-60 days to our sponsors using different mediums like BTL activities, Drives, even our own written, directed produced, edited videos for promotion and amazingly all for almost 30% of what they pay to Big marketing shark companies.
For customers: We are known for Less ticket price, more fun, and bringing something new every time .
Times of Youth: Where did the idea for the startup come from? What was the inspiration behind the business?
As I said earlier it was all just started for fun. But after our first event the way people appreciate our work, it motivated us to go ahead and take it to next level, so we revolutionized this business with our knowledge of marketing and finance. Our inspiration was and will always be our Team and People who join us in our events.
Times of Youth: What is your business background, and what got you interested in startups?
Like every Youngster we wanted to do something for ourselves and wanted people to know us. So we just started instead of wasting time in thinking to do it or not.
Times of Youth: What are the major product milestones/achievements?
Our first Major achievement was obviously to success our first event. Which we did and Rangoli is our flagship event. First Rangoli: 160 attendees. Our last Rangoli-4: 1800 attendees. And number is growing by every passing event. Our other Major achievement was Water Splash 2 + Water Concert. A completely new concept which went super amazing.
Times of Youth: How did you initially raise funding for your company?
We did something very smart and its a top secret too. Haha, we organized our first event, made bookings with venue, vendors but promised them to pay few days before event. We started selling tickets and used that ticket money to pay our vendors. The only fund we needed initially was for printing tickets which we saved by using my personal laser printer.
Times of Youth: What early traction has the company gotten (sales, traffic to the company’s website, app downloads, etc., as relevant).
Sales as in tickets, as well as in sponsors, and investors too. Numbers keep on growing and for every new event we have to increase more team members and hold companies, investors for future projects.
Times of Youth: What has been your biggest challenge so far as a startup owner?
Encouraging people that it will happen in reality and not to wait for last day to buy tickets on gate.
Times of Youth: What will the company look like in a year? From any and all perspectives — product, people, team, revenue?
Wity in a year we are looking our company operating in different parts of Pakistan. And we will be inspiring more youth to join us and gain experience instead of wasting time in this fast world.
Times of Youth: How can investors in your idea make a profit?
For investors its very easy, the inject their money in our projects for 6 months plan or 12 month plan and at the wnd we provide them their investment + profit percentage and financial reports of where and how money was used.
Times of Youth: If you could give one piece of advice to someone thinking about starting a business, what would it be?
If you have trust on your idea just do it.Dont wait for someone to come and encourage you, most of people will only demotivate you. If one fails try again and again till you hit success. We are human’s we have discovered and discovering by experiments. We would have been in stone age if experimenting wasnt usefull. Best of Luck.
Questionnaire was filled by Co Founder/Owner of Z & H Events – Mr Hassan GB