John DiSTEFANO started his first company in 1993 in Germany and has been an entrepreneur ever since. His businesses ranged from Advertising over Marketing and Sales to IT to mention the main areas. In 2014, John formed the Entrepreneur Academy in Brussels, Belgium with the aim to provide a platform for entrepreneurs to grow, learn and practise. He is actively involved in many student organisations throughout Europe and regularly invited to talk about entrepreneurship.
As a business coach John is working directly with many start-ups on a consultancy basis, always there to answer questions and to help implementing successful strategies to bring their businesses to the next level.
He creates training videos, invites successful entrepreneurs to talk about their experiences on his podcast station and is a very active blogger with the aim to help entrepreneurs to succeed.
During 30 years of entrepreneurship, John di Stefano founded 8 different companies, ranging from marketing over advertising into IT and consulting. Not all of the businesses went well and often he had enough reason to give up, but being a real entrepreneur this was never a question. This attitude allowed him to experience all sides of entrepreneurship, the good and the bad.
He met some amazing people on the way, neither driven by money nor personal gain, but driven by improving other peoples lives and creating real positive change in this world. Most of them were working on their own with little support and understanding from the common business world and while they were working hard to make a change, their results were limited.
This and his own passion to make a real difference motivated John to create the Entrepreneur Academy for Changemakers. Providing a platform, training and education to the ones who are going to make a real positive difference.
The platform provides a way to exchange ideas, form teams and support each other while the training and education prepares and helps the changemakers to turn their amazing ideas into real world projects, businesses and initiatives.