The Genesis of Stackt
Rashid Aliyev embarked on his journey in London eight years ago, pursuing a degree in Information Management for Business at University College London. During his tenure at UCL, Rashid served as the president of a student business society, affording him the opportunity to connect with influential figures in the business world. Upon graduation, Rashid set out to build a private members' community for established entrepreneurs, organizing gatherings, forums, and speaker sessions.
However, fate took an unexpected turn when the Covid-19 pandemic swept the globe. Adapting swiftly to the new norm, Rashid's team transitioned their events online, only to realize that monetizing virtual gatherings proved to be a formidable challenge. Simultaneously, in the summer of 2020, they observed a growing predicament - international students stranded abroad, unable to return to the UK due to border closures. These students were burdened with ongoing rent payments for their apartments or dorms, which still held their belongings. There was a void in the market for trustworthy services to pack, store, or relocate their possessions. Recognizing this pressing need, Stackt was born.