Who is this young entrepreneur?
Let me tell you this. This entrepreneur has already accomplished many feats during his lifetime, all under 21!
He has been featured on many popular websites as well as invited to speak at a TEDx event.
This successful entrepreneur is setting a unique path for the younger generation I’m apart of and encouraging younger people to pursue their dreams.
His name is Jeet Banerjee. Coming from Southern California, he was interested in entrepreneurship from a younger age.
At only nine years old, he created his first website. Even at such a young age, he was exposed to the Internet and used it to his advantage.
During high school and after working for his dad’s company for a short while, he went on to start his own company.
Building the company to a respectable size, he sold it and started a more complex project called StatFuse. StatFuse helps high school students examine their results and their chances of getting into College.
Along with this project and several others, he has developed a great presence on the Internet and social media. On the Internet, he has his own personal website and blog where he shares his knowledge on entrepreneurship and many other topics.
Jeet has also created several online courses, become a large-business consultant, and went on to publish his own best-seller book!
I am happy to announce to you guys that I have contacted Jeet personally and have asked him if he was willing to be apart of this short interview.
He gladly accepted and today I will publish his answers on Internet Dreams!
Here is the short interview with him and please give him some support by adding your own comments below!
Short Interview with Jeet Banerjee:
Thank you so much for taking the time to answer some of these questions. I was just looking over what you do and you’re inspirational man! Let’s dive into the first question.
I’m not going to start with the clique question that everyone asks such as “How did you start?” Instead I’ll ask you this:
Q: What drove and continues to drive you to succeed with the Internet?
A: I still haven’t achieved many goals and accomplishments that I have set for myself. I truly see this as the beginning as I slowly hope to get to my goals completely one day. The motivation for me is to have a better life and to make a change in the world and that continues to drive me.
As I continued to look into your website, I could not help but notice some projects you’re currently working on. Names such as Vintelli and Statfuse showed up.
Q: As an entrepreneur yourself working really hard in growing your business, what are some of your tips for aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking to create start-ups in 2014?
A: The biggest tip I have for entrepreneurs is to just put their ideas into action. Doubt and fear kills more dreams than failure ever will and I’m sure that will hold true in 2014. You don’t need a grand plan or all the right answers to be successful, you just need to try and learn from your experiences.
You are a very active individual on Twitter and have successfully drawn in a great number of followers on there. In fact, that’s how I found out about you!
Q: Social media can become a powerful medium for an entrepreneur to use and my next question is do you think regular small businesses of today are taking advantage of what social media has to offer?
What are some ways they can use social media to build their image and awareness?
A: I think social media is a great platform to connect with people who aren’t necessarily so accessible on a daily basis. I think the big mistake people make is that they try to “do” social media instead and forget all about being social. At the end of the day, it’s real people connecting with other real people. If you want to have success on social media, stop trying to do it and start being social.
Right on your homepage, I can see the popular websites you’ve been featured on so far. Yahoo, Young Entrepreneur, The New York Times, etc… I have to say that is an amazing accomplishment and something that you’ve worked really hard on obviously.
Q: What are some of your promotional techniques in getting the word out there about yourself and what you do?
A: In the beginning, I never really did any promotional stuff to get my name out there. I just worked hard and eventually my successes made some noise. At that time, reporters started reaching out to me and I was introduced to this world of publicity. From there, when my businesses need some publicity for whatever reason – I have learned to reach out to existing contacts and other people in the press. It’s hard, but you just have to be persistent.
They say entrepreneurs are always hungry and looking for something “more”. This couldn’t describe me any better! I’m looking to accomplish many goals and dreams within my lifetime.
Q: Aside from your current projects and wanting them to succeed, what are some of your other dreams you’re looking to accomplish and make a reality? Of course, share the dreams you’re comfortable on sharing only.
A: I want to be financially free by the age of 25 where I can buy whatever I want without price being a concern. Once I’m able to achieve that, I want to grow out my ventures from the Internet and get into actual businesses. I want to open up bars, restaurants and other passion projects. In addition to that, I want to create almost a school of sorts for people in high school to attend where the curriculum is driven around entrepreneurship.
You’re only 21-years old and have already accomplished things that many people could only dream about! I myself am a young guy who is also looking to succeed and make a name for myself.
Q: For the young people out there that are standing out from the masses and pursuing success in their own lives, could you impart some inspirational tips for them? Give them some of your motivation.
A: I got asked this question very often and I came up with a really good answer through my TEDx talk. I think this is probably the biggest motivation they can get, here’s the link:
Entrepreneurship is one of the hardest roads to travel but one of the most rewarding. Heck, I personally think it is an enjoyable one, but that’s just me.
Q: Who is your favorite entrepreneur and why?
A: That’s a tough question to pick just one, but I’d say Richard Branson just because he’s been able to conquer so many different markets in such a short period of time.
Let’s pop in a fun question, shall we?
Q: What is your favorite genre of music and who is your favorite music artist?
Do you enjoy listening to music while you work?
A: Rap/hiphop is my favorite genre. My favorite artist right now would have to be Drake. In terms of listening to music while working, I do when I’m working at home or alone but not so much at the office.
As we close, I want to thank you again for sharing some of your time from your busy schedule to answer a few of my questions in this short interview. I want to personally congratulate you on your hard work and current accomplishments. I wish you only the best and massive success in the New Year!
Q: Before we close, do you mind sharing any last thoughts with Internet Dream’s audience?
A: I just want to thank you for the opportunity and I hope everyone else can achieve massive amounts of success in 2014. I also recently published a book called “Limitless Thinking: How One Young Entrepreneur Found Success With No Degree, Experience or Money” that just became a best-seller this weekend and I share my story of entrepreneurship through this book.