Ron Freund

Ron Freund

Age 3-17 education classical piano and several fighting sports.Age 12 First steps as entrepreneur repair and restoration of classic cars. Age 27 Master of Sports, Age 30 entrepreneur - Age 43 Master Sommelier - Passion Values - until today

Zurich, Switzerland
Member since September 20, 2017
Energetic, athletic, very curious, loyal, smart, ambitious Quote_down
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I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Wine-Stocks AG
Companies I work or worked for:
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

You can move things and shape the implementation of ideas - that is awesome
The projects may grow to your heart as children and they need to be protected.
If you need help, it is important to be able to wait and get up again and again in the event of setbacks.
Never give up - things change as well as priorities and conditions - so you can get your chance

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Give up

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Never give up
Check your expenses
Be always open minded and never stop learning

Full bio

Name: Ron Freund
Date of birth: 12/08/1961
Place of birth: Wolfsburg (Germany)
Nationality: German
Father: Politician/principal
Mother: Teacher/housewife (5 children)
Life partner since January 1, 2000: Manuela Faller


Aug. 1970 - Jul. 1980 Albert Schweizer Gymnasium, Wolfsburg (high school diploma)
Okt. 1981 - Feb. 1986 Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen & University of Freiburg – Magister (Master of Sports Science)
Okt. 2001 - Sep. 2004 Training as qualified sommelier in Salzburg, Austria ( Dipl. Sommelier)
Okt. 2004 - Apr. 2008 Weinakademie Geisenheim (Germany) and Rust (Austria)
Professional career
Apr. 1974 - Feb. 1984 Importing classic cars and establishing a workshop
Jun. 1978 - Aug. 1981 Selle & Koller, Wolfsburg (student job as a painter)
Nov. 1984 - Okt. 1987 Nägeli, Zürich (student job as a removals man)
Dez. 1987 - Mär. 1992 Sportmedizin Prof. Dr. Keul, Freiburg (performance diagnostics)

Since 1993 Sportcenter Shooters, Merzhausen (freelance)
Since 1996 Sportcenter Shooters, Gundelfingen (freelance)
Since 1998 Sportcenter, Emmendingen (freelance)

Feb. 2006 - Aug. 2010 Wine seminars for sommeliers, Robinson/TUI
Since 2006 Journalist/consultant for specialist wine publishers and online magazines: Handelsblatt, Vinum, Badische Zeitung, Chilli
Apr. 2006 - Sep. 2012 Wine grower with vineyard; grape variety: Pinot Noir

Since 2006, trainer in retail and wholesale for trainees
Since 2007 Establishing Wine-Stocks database in Zürich, Switzerland
Since 2014 Handelsblatt, Germany (wine investment consultant)
Since 2014 Wine-Stocks AG, Zürich (CEO)
Practical experience
1964 - 1979 Classical piano education
1970 - 1982 Competitive sports: Judo & Karate