Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in training and education but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Tommaso Muellejans of The Native Lab, located in Madrid, Spain.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

We are a training platform for engineers. Our courses are taught by industry experts on Composites, Monocoque Design, CAD, Structural Analysis, Aerodynamics, Etc. Our customers are companies, mainly OEMs from different sectors, as well as universities. Besides, the courses are offered to anyone who wants to join, from students to highly experienced professionals.

Tell us about yourself

I previously designed learning programs in a big multinational for the sales department as well as for top management. That opened the door to the Edtech sector, which is growing and full of possibilities. The Native Lab is really about teaching ways of thinking and working which are the ones used in the industry. We help our students jump from all the theories they learned at university to the next level.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

I would they are many small ones that, in the end, lead to the big accomplishment.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Doing a lot of many things. You go from very strategic decisions to minor tasks like uploading something to social media. Keeping focus and following a clear goal can be challenging.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Be highly motivated.
  2. Be highly resilient.
  3. Get help from people you consider experts.

Where can people find you and your business?


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