Ilya Shapiro

Three questions for Ilya Shapiro

October 13, 2021

"Three questions for..." is a format of the regularly published newsletter for Startup & Entrepreneurship at the University of Stuttgart. Here, people from the ecosystem of the University of Stuttgart introduce themselves, report on their experiences with the topic of "startup and entrepreneurship" and reveal tips for people interested in founding a company.

1. Please briefly introduce yourself and your current job.

I am Ilya, student of mathematics, working on my bachelor thesis and I have been working at ENI for 6 months. At the institute I coach teams interested in founding or people in the early stages. I am also working on the design for the new Freiraum.


2. How did you get involved in entrepreneurship?

I found BBP through Campus, participated, was invited to T3, participated, and the rest is history.


3. What tip would you give to students who are enthusiastic about founding a company, who are currently thinking about founding a company or who have already taken the first steps towards self-employment?

Look for like-minded people and people who have already walked the path (e.g. via ENI). You will be surprised when you see how helpful people in this sector are.


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