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Sabirul Islam
  Sabirul Islam
Age, 21
Based in United Kingdom
Entrepreneur, Global Motivational Speaker and Author
Quote Success is a journey that starts with Inspiration.
Passion I have a very strong passion to inspire, engage and transform people’s lives from all around the world. My dream is to travel to over 200 countries in this world, and inspire at least 100 million people during my lifetime. My other dream is to set up an empire that will help every single person I inspire, towards taking simple steps to succeed as entrepreneurs.
Website Sabirul Islam, The World at Your Feet, Teen-Speakers,
Contact Me Add me on Facebook and LinkedIn, and follow me on Twitter
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As a young entrepreneur, I’ve always had a vision to achieve success, especially growing up as an ordinary East London teenager witnessing crime and violence within my own community. I felt the need to be different and take the path not travelled. This motivated me to set up a web design business at 14 years of age. I ran the company for a period of two years. I was still studying at school and the business generated a healthy income. But because it was becoming a ‘very common’ business venture, I decided that it was best to leave the web design business when I turned 16.

I’ve always believed that once you create opportunities for yourself people will come back to you, maybe in a few years’ time, to provide you with new experiences and opportunities which may be beyond your biggest dreams. Having left the web design business at such a young age, I quickly discovered the benefits of risk-taking. With a passion for networking and with strong organisational support, I became a junior trader at 16 years of age when Merrill Lynch gave me the opportunity to live and learn to trade in New York.

With a wealth of knowledge and experience as a young entrepreneur and investor, I felt the need to inspire young people across the nation. This led me to my next project; to write my first book - The World at Your Feet – at just 17 years of age. The launch of my first book presented me the opportunity to become a motivational speaker and so in nine months, I shared my story of being a young entrepreneur at 379 events and sold over 42,500 copies of my book.

I believe that a journey always starts with inspiration. However, there must be some form of education involved to be able to learn what entrepreneurship is and how it really works. This is why I wanted to inspire young people and more importantly educate them about the world of entrepreneurship and what taking risks is all about. With this experience under my belt at 18 years of age, I was able to invest £20,000 of my own money into developing and launching my own business board game – Teen-Trepreneur. The game has been sold in 14 countries around the world and is now used as part of the BTEC (Business and Technology Education Council) Qualification in over 450 schools across the United Kingdom. Alongside my board game, I also launched my second book – The World at Your Feet: Three Strikes to a Successful Entrepreneurial Life.

I named my second business venture after my first book - The World at Your Feet – and the business consists of many small enterprises and programmes that provide inspiration, empowerment and entrepreneurial initiatives. One of these initiatives is called Teen-Speakers, and this project is all about bringing together the ‘World’s Best’ young influential speakers aged 16-25, onto a single platform where they can inspire and empower a global audience.

Alongside Teen-Speakers, I also launched Teen-Publishers, a platform for young writers aged between 5-25 years to get their books professionally published and sold over online retail channels. I also launched the Teen-Trepreneur Success Kit, a training program to help nurture youth to become successful entrepreneurs.

I’m now 21 years of age and my vision to inspire young people has expanded globally having already reached out to millions of people in the past two years across the United Kingdom, Europe, United States of America, Nigeria, South Africa, Japan, Botswana and the Maldives. After visiting and speaking in all those countries, I launched, in May 2011 the Inspire1Million, with a vision to not just reach out to millions of people but to inspire, engage and transform the lives of 1 million people in 20 countries within 12 months.

The tour started in the Maldives in May 2011 with the launch of the website, which allows every inspired person to upload an image of themselves. After spending 12 months travelling to countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Nigeria, South Africa, Botswana and many others, my aim is to see one million faces on a single webpage. This will mark the Inspire1Million legacy of inspiring one million people around the world.

No matter how simple or difficult an idea is, it’s important that people from around the world are creating positive change, acting as role models for others and guiding each other towards their dreams and goals. As long as you do this, you will be recognised and rewarded for your successes and achievement. In the past years I’ve received many accolades. I became an honouree of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2010, which was awarded in Osaka, Japan and also received the Mosaic Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Award which was presented by His Royal Highness Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness Princess of Jordan.

Though I’ve experienced quite a journey so far, I still see myself as an ordinary 21 year old, East London Youth. However, I do believe that everyone’s purpose is to succeed in life. I also believe that what I’m doing and the journey I am taking will inspire, educate and provide opportunities for millions of ‘ordinary individuals’ to become extraordinary citizens of this world.



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Sabirul Islam TEDx Talk Notting Hill   Sabirul Islam TEDx Talk Amsterdam



Sabirul Islam Inspire1Million   The World At My Feet



My Books The World at Your Feet, Marshall Cavendish, 2009 Buy
Young Entrepreneur World, Marshall Cavendish Trade, 2012 Buy



My Wisdom Everyone has a purpose to succeed. The key to success is finding your true purpose in life.
A positive mindset acts as a shield to any obstacles that you may face.
Live life with passion because it will keep you happy no matter what you do or achieve.
Illustrate perseverance. Hard work always pays off.
Most importantly, always believe in yourself and be confident to try new things.



Resources and
That will help me
To get connected with the right people who can support the inspire1million vision and help arrange tours in countries across South America, Africa and Asia. So that it enables me to deliver a 7 day tour to speak at multiple schools, colleges and universities across each country to inspire more young people to succeed through entrepreneurship.
Funding so that the Teen-Trepreneur Board Game can be expanded to countries that could really benefit in learning key entrepreneurial skills and understand finance. Especially in the African and Middle East Markets.
To get connected with the right organisations from around the world who could help bring the ‘Teen-Speakers Tour’ to their country. Where 4 or 5 Teen-Speakers aged 16-25 will be able to deliver a full day high energy conference to inspire, educate and provide real life opportunities to young people to help them get started in entrepreneurship.
Can you help me? Contact me or Sachas if you have any Resources or Opportunities that might help me.



Resources and
That I can provide
A resource I can provide is The Teen-Trepreneur Success Kit. The Kit comes in three stages, each with five key steps to success, and is a fun and simple learning tool that helps people develop an interest and greater understanding in business and personal branding. If you would like to learn more about the Kit, please visit
An opportunity I can provide is Teen-Publishers, which gives the opportunity for young writers to get their books professionally published and sold via online retail stores. If you’re a young writer wanting to publish your book, please visit
Another opportunity I can provide is Teen-Speakers, where the world’s most influential young speakers can come and speak at your event. If you would like book a Teen-Speaker, please visit
If you’ve been inspired by Sabirul’s Life Story and want to be a part of the Inspire1Million Legacy, please upload your image on the website. Once the millionth person has uploaded their image, all the images will be printed on a book, one metre in length, which Sabirul will take on his travels to the countries at which he speaks.
Can I help you? Contact me or Sachas if you have any of these Resources or Opportunities can help you.




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