The #NotLegacy way to succeed as an aviation entrepreneur #FIA16

I’m an aviation entrepreneur. But not many have been as fortunate as I have, to have survived over five years. Aviation industry is not very kind to startups. There are high barriers to entry, significant costs to startup and it’s an industry plagued by external factors (Brexit, anyone?). So those who make it have to be unconventional to succeed. But what exactly are their secrets to success? A lot of it has to do with culture and brand (as our experiments revealed).

What better place to find out, than one of the largest gatherings of top aviation entrepreneurs and executives? This week, we will be interviewing legendary aviation entrepreneurs who have taken the road less travelled to success. These includes the likes of Steve Udvar-Hazy, the godfather of aircraft leasing, Tony Fernandes of AirAsia and Robert Deluce of Porter Airlines, among others.

If you could ask one question to these entrepreneurs, what would it be? We will ask something from the community everyday too, so do share!

The #NotLegacy show will be broadcast Live! from the air show every day on Facebook and Twitter/Periscope. All interviews will be available on the #NotLegacy show website, so do tune in.

Note: The series is powered by the Bombardier CSeries.

Shashank Nigam

Shashank Nigam

Shashank Nigam is the CEO of SimpliFlying and a globally sought-after consultant, speaker and thought-leader on airline branding and customer engagement strategy. He is also the youngest winner of the Global Brand Leadership Award and has addressed senior aviation executives globally, from Chile to Canada and from Sydney to San Francisco. Shashank's perspectives have found their way into major media outlets, including CNN Travel, CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg UTV, Mashable and in leading publications like Airline Business, ATW, Aviation Week, and others. Shashank studied Information Systems Management and Business Management at Singapore Management University and Carnegie Mellon University. Hailing from India, he splits his time between Singapore and Vancouver, among other cities.
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