Very few businesses have the level or resonance and commitment from founders more than those whose origins came from personal tragedy.
MyBabble was born after founder Faisal Shaikh’s father sadly left home and didn’t return. It transpired later that unknown to anyone, his dad had been dealing with loneliness.
Faisal is a trained and practising psychiatrist, and was aware that this is a huge problem that needs a variety of different and complimentary approaches.
Hi approach through the company he founded, MyBabble, is to build a community of those suffering loneliness, and those willing to support them by engaging in anonymous, structured 17 minute calls through the MyBabble app.
In this episode of the Karmic Capitalist, Faisal details the issues surrounding loneliness, and the many ways it is being addressed and not. We then also go into the detail of being a highly motivated, values minded person setting up a company without prior experience, and Faisal is refreshingly open about the journey he’s on.
After a couple of development hiccups, the app itself has completed its MVP. While Faisal is recruiting into the community, it is now being developed for release.
MyBabble is also hosting a conference in a week bringing together mental health practitioners, psychiatrists, supporters and those suffering loneliness. Attendance is open for those interested.
This is a story rooted in tragedy, but which is turning that tragedy into a force for good.
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