Ep 236 – The Co-Founder of Icarus Media on Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget
The Co-Founder of Icarus Media on Starting a Business on a Shoestring Budget
How can you help the world around you, Peers? It’s a question we ask ourselves often, but the answer can usually be found right in our backyard.
In today’s episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, we hear from Lach Baniya, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Icarus Media. While she founded her media company in 2013, she had to overcome many hurdles including responding to the crises in Myanmar, to ultimately take her business to the next level.
In this ep, Lach shares how she empowers the women of Myanmar through her portfolio of digital publications, why education is the gateway to freedom, and why your Plan A may not always be what’s best for you.
Sometimes it can feel like all of the entrepreneurs around us have angel investors or VCs backing them. But in reality, a huge number of start ups and successful businesses out there never took outside investment and instead, were bootstrapped and founded on a shoestring budget. That was certainly the case for today’s guest, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Icarus Media, Lach Baniya.
In this episode of Peers2Peers, powered by Shopify, Myanmar-local Lach shares her story of living under a pre-democracy government and how her life and opportunities changed post-2013. Lach also reveals what she implemented to build a Forbes-approved business on a shoestring budget, why there’s power in reading books, and how she “accidentally” became a digital nomad. You won’t want to miss this one, Peers.
Lach Baniya is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Icarus Media, a media company founded in 2013.
Icarus Media has a portfolio of digital publishing products that are helping to empower women in Myanmar. The portfolio includes its sister brands: GandaWin Magazine, GandaWin Telly and GandaWin Learn.
Lach Baniya is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Listee and a passionate advocate for education and the power of media. She focuses on youth training and empowerment at 35 universities in Myanmar through her program GandaWin University Tour.
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Check out GandaWin: https://www.gandawin.net/
Connect with Lach: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lachbaniya/
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