the beginning of our story
Alban immigrated with his parents to the US when he was only 13. He had no way to connect with his friends or family back home. There were no Albanian TV shows. The Internet wasn’t accessible by the masses and calling via landlines was very expensive.
Thank God there were soccer competitions! Those were the holy grail for Albanians in the US. The Albanian National Team would play and hundreds of thousands of Albanians would proudly cheer up.
As the internet and the technology grew further so did the access people had into them. Forums and chat rooms were a great place Alban would go to connect with fellow Albanians and discuss soccer matches and how one Albanian player did compared to another one. One question would come to his mind more often though: Why can’t I buy my favorite team’s jerseys online?
From a Why...? question it evolved into a How to…? question real quick given the entrepreneurial spirit Alban developed in the land of opportunities. It was 2015 when it happened.