The BizSpark startup of the day is Søborg Designs, based in Denmark. You will find below an interview with Michael Søborg Thomsen, President of Søborg Designs. All the best to them and congrats for being the startup of the day!
Interview with Søborg Designs, based in Denmark
Tell us who you are and your role in the company:
I am the President, and master of all things in the company since I am the only employee.
What did you do before creating your company?
I went to School educating myself to a web programmer.
How do you feel being the most promising ‘Startup of the Day’ per Microsoft BizSpark?
I am happy to be noticed by Microsoft, and I think it is cool to be the ‘Startup of the Day’.
What is your company’s mission?
I plan on running my company outside home by buying an office in the future, and getting some employee’s.
How did you get the idea for your company?
Some people told me I was a good web programmer, and I got the idea of creating my own business to earn more money.
Tell us about your funding history. Are you currently looking for funding? If so, how much?
I was only 16 years old when I founded my company, and it’s been going good since that day. I’m not looking for funding, but some extra clients is always nice.
How many employees do you have? How many developers?
I am the only employee working as programmer, designer, president and all other rolls.
Are you hiring? If yes, what are you hiring and where?
No, unfortunately not at the moment. Since I have no office and just working from home.
Which platform are you building on? Why?
Windows Vista Business x64, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, Office 2007. Planning on upgrading to Windows 7 in the next couple of days.
Where do you see opportunities today in the Software/internet area?
Everywhere. But my primary is on web development.
What do you think about the BizSpark Program?
I think it is really nice that you give newly started companies a chance to get started without them having to pay a lot of money for software.
Do you have any advice for young Software entrepreneurs?
Enroll for BizSpark, and use your funding on ex. Google Ad Words.
Who’s your role model?
I think Bill Gates is a real hero, the way he moved up in the business world, so he is one of my role models.
What’s the ONE THING you would like readers to take away from this interview?
That BizSpark is a really nice program for new developers etc. To get started on their own business.