As CEO of Rivanosol, Josef Gmeiner has dedicated himself to making renewable energies even more sustainable. He achieves this by repairing and recycling solar modules instead of disposing of them prematurely. In the second part of our interview, he tells us why he wanted to become an entrepreneur as a child and what he enjoys most about his job. He also explains why he chose crowdfunding as a form of financing. Read the first part of the interview here.
JG: I wanted to be an entrepreneur and run a big company from the time I was a child. My parents would have liked me to become a mechanical engineer.
JG: My advice to other entrepreneurs and founders is to go at it with 100% passion and a good dose of madness. The people who list an infinite number of reasons why it can't and won't work, should be seen for what they are - as an incentive to prove it to everyone.
JG: What I enjoy most about my job is that we can do things that are unimaginable for many people and thus make the world a little bit better.
JG: We opted for crowdfunding because we consider this financing option to be optimal for our business model. Innovestment was recommended to us by business partners.
JG: All interested people should invest in our business model, as we are only at the beginning of an exciting development and we are sure to have an impressive story with almost unlimited possibilities in this industry. The potentials are far from exhausted.
JG: It would certainly be exciting to meet Elon Musk one day and have an exchange with him about what it would take to change the world to such an extent that there would be a little more justice and bring about more and more peace.
JG: We are trying to implement our business model on a global scale, detached from political influence, so I would just like to see the German Minister of Economics being successful in carrying out the tasks that the coronavirus has brought up.
JG: My wife helps me, even in difficult moments, to believe in my strengths and to continue on the path I have chosen, even when faced with doubts. Therefore, I will call her a lucky charm here. She just brings me luck.
JG: Try the impossible, only in this way will you achieve the maximum possible.
About Josef Gmeiner, CEO Rinovasol:
Technical talent and entrepreneurship with passion, that characterizes Josef Gmeiner. He has already been globally active with his companies in his younger years. For more than 10 years, Josef Gmeiner has been active in the solar industry as a project planner and full-service provider of turnkey solar plants. His idea to refurbish solar modules is the cornerstone of the Rinovasol Group.
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