From Dreamer to Achiever

An Ambassador Story: Arsalan Minhas

If I had to describe Arsalan, a Pakistani born and raised entrepreneur, in three words, it would be that he is adventurous, curious and articulate. First, Arsalan is adventurous because he loves to travel the world, experience new cultures and learn about all walks of life. Second, he is curious because he loves to read and learn about anything that interests him. Finally, he is articulate because he is a talented speaker. During our interview, I was amazed at how well he expressed his feelings, thoughts, and beliefs. So, it made sense when he told me that he regularly gives keynotes across the globe on topics related to innovation, leadership and communication skills. I was grateful to experience this firsthand at the Hyland Summit in Düsseldorf, where Arsalan spoke about digital transformation, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and why he believes that the iPhone moment of AI has arrived. I must say that I enjoyed his keynote presentation with the important facts mentioned about the significance of AI and his amusing comedy sketch that eloquently conveyed the message. Arsalan is the Associate Vice President of Sales Engineering at Hyland for the EMEA and APAC regions.

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This incredible entrepreneur is deeply passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of underprivileged people and children. This is what truly brings him joy and gives him a clear purpose for getting up in the morning. His startup, Digital Munich Tech GmbH, focuses on tech trends such as AI, augmented and virtual reality to positively impact the lives of poor people and underprivileged children in third world countries. Through this platform he is giving back to the country where he was born, assist people in need and change their lives for the better. In 2022, he supported the Pakistani government in promoting digital tourism by providing virtual and augmented reality applications to the embassy of Pakistan in Berlin. Under the same umbrella he is supporting a community school for the underprivileged kids. Making a positive difference in the world is something, which is very close to his heart.

It was love at first sight with Urtopia

Arsalan is someone who does proper research before making a significant purchase. He usually ignores online ads. However, when it came to the Urtopia e-bike, for the first time in his life it was a different story. He utterly fell in love with the Carbon 1 after clicking on a Facebook ad. It was love at first sight. The unique design and the stylish look of the e-bike compelled him to purchase not only one, but two Carbon 1 e-bikes! He bought one e-bike for his spouse and one for himself. Nowadays, he uses his Carbon 1 to recharge his batteries by exploring the beautiful Bavarian countryside for his own relaxation and pleasure.

Becoming an Urtopia brand ambassador

Arsalan became an Urtopia brand ambassador just recently to infect other bike aficionados about the transformative experience of riding the Carbon 1 e-bike. As an avid cyclist himself, Arsalan recognized the exceptional quality and unique design of Urtopia's e-bikes, and he couldn't help but share his enthusiasm with others.

Through his ambassadorship, Arsalan aims to inspire others to embrace a more sustainable and thrilling mode of transportation while exploring the beauty of nature. He believes that the Carbon 1 e-bike not only offers a thrilling riding experience but also contributes to preserving the environment by reducing carbon emissions. By infecting other bike enthusiasts with his love for Urtopia, Arsalan hopes to create a community of like-minded individuals who share his vision for a greener future.

As an Urtopia brand ambassador, Arsalan actively engages with his audience, sharing his personal stories and experiences with the e-bike. If you have any questions or concerns about this remarkable e-bike, rest assured that Arsalan will patiently address them with his firsthand knowledge and expertise.

Adventure sports enthusiast

Skydiving? Walking with lions? Flying? Yes, yes, and yes for Arsalan. Arsalan doesn't like it when outdoor activities are just ‘normal’. He prefers getting out of his comfort zone and expanding his horizons. What better way to do that then skydive, walk with lions, and fly airplanes? By constantly seeking out these thrilling experiences, Arsalan challenges himself to grow as an individual. He believes that true personal growth lies outside of one's comfort zone. Stepping into unfamiliar territory allows him to confront his weaknesses head-on and develop resilience in the face of adversity. Arsalan knows that life is too short to be lived in monotony. By embracing the extraordinary and seeking out thrilling adventures, he continues to push his own boundaries, defy his fears, and ultimately become the best version of himself. And with every new experience, he welcomes the opportunity to learn, evolve, and discover just how far he can go.

From dreamer to achiever

Arsalan completed his bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering from Karachi, Pakistan. He was the gold medalist of his batch. After working for U.S. based software organizations for few years, he decided to move to South Korea for his higher studies. He ultimately came to Germany on DAAD-Siemens scholarship program for Asia 21(st)century to carry out his master’s in information and Communication Systems from the Hamburg University of Technology. After 20 years, Germany has become his permanent home. Despite coming from humble beginnings, he has managed to lead a fulfilling life. Rather than letting his background hold him back, it has motivated him to grow and succeed.

As someone who started as a dreamer and has become an achiever, I was curious to learn about three pieces of advice that have helped him in his personal life, as well as what advice he would offer others. Arsalan shared, "First, it's important to have a big dream, but it's even more crucial to have an actionable plan with specific goals. Second, wholeheartedly committing yourself to that plan is what will truly turn your dream into a reality. Lastly, Arsalan stresses the importance of investing in oneself. Whether it's through education, health, or fitness, investing in yourself is paramount. After all, if you don't invest in yourself, who will?"

"It's important to dream big. It’s equally important to commit and persistently execute to make it a reality. "

-Arsalan Minhas

To conclude, Arsalan Minhas stands as an exemplary ambassador who embodies the spirit of adventure, intellectual curiosity, and the determination to make a positive impact in the world. His entrepreneurial ventures, dedication to personal growth, and commitment to helping others serve as an inspiration for individuals aspiring to make a difference in their own lives and in society at large.