Meet Farhan Masood, A college dropout, An entrepreneur, CEO Solo Smart and self learnt technologist.
He was recognised by MIT enterprise forum as one of the brilliant minds for his product known as SmartXS which is the fastest Retina and Face Recognition algorithm currently used by over 100 companies including National Database and Registration Authority, the Pakistan Army and many multinational groupsps including Pepsico, Nestle and Tetra Pak.
Masood was hired as a project director in Dubai Electronic Government in 2000. “The government had softened its state laws for one day to hire me and few others,” he said as he didn’t have a bachelor’s degree, a requirement for that job.
Despite his lucrative job that paid him 55,000 UAE dirhams per month, he chose to be an entrepreneur. “If I can do a lot of things for others, why not for myself and that very thought was the reason I chose to come back and launch my own business,”
He Is also the Originator of Urdu/Persian Languages on the internet. Currently he has received over 31 international awards and 5 local awards and was declared as Entrepreneur of the year in 2014. He is also a social worker and a founder of Project called Pakistan Go Green which currently has over 1.5m Likes on Facebook.
Farhan is surely a source of inspiration for all those who want to chase their dreams.