ABOUT THE ENTREPRENEUR ACADEMY
The Entrepreneur Academy is run by me, John di Stefano, teaching and supporting entrepreneurs to learn the skills every entrepreneur needs to create a better life for themselves and the people around them.
Who is John di Stefano
AND HOW DOES HE KNOW ABOUT ENTREPRENEURSHIP?
I’m a family guy, in my mid-fifties, who learned and practised entrepreneurship since my early twenties. I lived in several European countries and ran eight companies during that time. The Entrepreneur Academy is my number nine.
Like many entrepreneurs, I had my ups and downs and went from amazing times all the way down to really bad times and depression. But I got myself out it with the help of my family and many people I met along the way. If that was you, thanks again for all your help and advice.
How the Entrepreneur Academy began
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT A BIG DREAM
All the things I’ve learned during my career have put me where I am today. Along the way I had so many reasons to give up and believe me, there were many times when that was all I wanted to do. I didn’t! Not because I was so strong and focused on my success, but because of my family and friends who pushed me not to give up. And I am glad they did.
Driven by the idea to help others become successful entrepreneurs and the knowledge that many new entrepreneurs don’t have that kind of support, in 2014, I made up my mind to become a teacher and supporter of entrepreneurs.
A few years ago, I was invited to speak at a public conference about entrepreneurship, the struggles and rewards, and what we, as seasoned entrepreneurs, could do to support new entrepreneurs.
After this conference, so many people, inspired by what I said, came to me and asked me for advice. Their questions often came down to fear of losing everything and about not having any support and ran all the way towards discussing business ideas and how to find out what to do next.
That’s when I knew that I was on the right path with the Entrepreneur Academy and a picture started to develop in my mind, and as more I spoke about it as stronger became that feeling, that this is what I need to do.
Why I do what I do
IT'S NOT ABOUT MONEY, FAME OR PRESTIGE
My family is my main motivator, especially my granddaughter who told me outright, that she wants to join my academy when she is 10 years old. What can I say, I have to get ready.
I am especially thankful to my wife who has always supported me in my adventures and pushed me to keep going when things didn’t go as they should.
My wife Dominique and I
Who else is involved
THE TEAM THAT MAKES IT ALL HAPPEN
In 2018, I started to build a team around the Entrepreneur Academy based on seasoned entrepreneurs with experience in different areas to mine.
Helping you and others in our community of aspiring entrepreneurs has one goal: to empower you to build a successful brand through the language of learning and create value in everything you do.
The Entrepreneur Academy exists to support you in every way.
THIS IS THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
I created the Entrepreneur Academy for you. So you have a place to learn the skills you need to create your own future the way you like it and how it fits you.
I don’t just teach and deliver knowledge, but I also help you practice and develop yourself further. I love hearing your stories of your own successes, keep them coming so we all can learn from you.
Thank you for reading this! I’d love you to join us on our journey. Why don’t you?