Q : Who are you?
I am Stefan Steiner.
Q : What do you currently do?
I am Managing Director German speaking part of Switzerland at Venturelab.
Venturelab is accelerating high potential startup talents with hands on training and coaching. We are matching the best startup projects led by very successful entrepreneurs with industry leaders and investors to boost business development and close financing rounds.
Q : How old were you when you started to be an Enterprising Teenager?
I was 15 when I started my first “company”.
Q : What were you doing as an Enterprising Teenager?
I started programming a website for my school, then my sport club and afterwards small and medium companies asked if I could create a website for them as well.I was doing this on top of my apprenticeship at Credit Suisse. I was working in the evenings and nights, sleeping a few hours each night.
Q : Who helped you the most when you were a teenager, and what did they do for you?
In 1998, there were not many people active as web entrepreneurs in my region, so it was relatively innovative and I had to teach myself how to programme. I used books and also relied a lot on the internet community, asking for help in various forums and communities.
Q : What advice would you give to a teenager who wants to start a small business activity?
Just try something! You have nothing to lose!
Q : What is the biggest regret you have from when you were a teenager?
I have no regrets. Thanks to my business idea and the money it generated, I was able to travel and see the world. Great experience!
Q : How can we follow you on social media?
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