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Aalap Shah

  • Co-Founder
  • SoMe Connect

    Research interests

    DePaul University E-commerce Technology Graduate


    Aalap Shah studied accounting and e-commerce technology at DePaul University in Chicago. Upon graduating, he became the owner of the Learning Express Toys specialty toy franchise located throughout the St. Charles and Geneva areas of Illinois. As the franchise owner, Mr. Shah was responsible for leading a 40-member team that helped to grow the company from a small startup to a multi-million-dollar corporation. After five years with Learning Express Toys, Aalap Shah spent time as a freelance marketer. In 2011, he cofounded SoMe Digital Media, LLC, where he continues to work as a trainer and teacher. In his position with SoMe Digital Media, Aalap Shah provides clients with a diverse array of online brand-awareness services. Over the years, he has become an expert in developing strategies that include Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube. When he is not working with clients of SoMe Digital Media, he contributes to the West Loop Chamber of Commerce and the UIC Illinois Small Business Development Center.

    Professional experience


    SoMe Connect

    September 2011 - Present

    Education history

    Bachelor, Accounting, E-Commerce Technology

    DePaul University

    January 2000 - January 2004(4 years)