Aston University Transport Management graduate Aditya Kasana is the founder of stylish and innovative new eyewear brand Josh Fano, and we’re pleased to be able to feature him as the first Entrepreneur of the Month of 2017.

Over to Aditya…

“I am a graduate in BSc Transport Management from Aston University and have been part of the BSEEN Entrepreneur Startup programme. I always knew I was going to end up running my own company, mainly because I come from a family where business is a way of life. I grew up reading the Financial Times, learning about shares and investing (bit of a geek) and seeing the fluctuating fortunes of my family business.”

“I have recently launched Josh Fano, an innovative eyewear brand providing consumers with a modern alternative to traditional designer eyewear frames. Josh Fano is dedicated to doing things differently, producing glasses that aren’t just fashionable and high quality, but accessible to consumers. I eliminate the middleman’s margin and other expenses to offer the best of eyewear without breaking the bank.”

What’s been your proudest moment?

“Getting into the office earlier in the morning.”

What do you think you have learnt the most from your BSEEN journey?

“BSEEN has been extremely supportive all throughout my entrepreneurial adventure. The highlights would be the support system provided by the programme to help businesses get the right start and get connected to the right people.”

Most supportive part of the BSEEN programme?

“BSEEN has been exceptionally supportive and was present at every step of the business journey – through good and bad times. I have massively benefitted from networking opportunities and mentoring support that I received during my tenure at BSEEN.”

Any advice for entrepreneurial students or graduates that are thinking about starting a business?

“Don’t get too flashy and keep your business as lean as possible so you don’t run out of cash. Other than that, be a good listener and learn from other people’s mistakes/successes.”

What are your next steps for your business?

“I think it would be beneficial for me to understand my regional market better and expand the business into other cities using venture funding.”