The Startup Interview: Tipple Box

Christopher Sladdin
Mar 1, 2015 · 7 min read
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“I really hate the term entrepreneurship nowadays. I think everybody throws it around so liberally. Maybe one day, when I feel like I’ve earned it.”

“So do you think of yourself as an entrepreneur?” This is, as any regular reader will know, a question which seems to produce very mixed opinions in Edinburgh’s startup community. “I really hate the term entrepreneurship nowadays. I think everybody throws it around so liberally. Maybe one day, when I feel like I’ve earned it,” Sonny says. Many people seem to see the term entrepreneur as restricting them to only business-creation related activities, Sonny argues but he knows that ideas can fail and doesn’t appear worried about taking up a regular job if that were the case.

“The alcohol industry is really exciting but I’ve just come back from San Francisco and the tech-industry…it just blows my mind.”

“So this isn’t something you plan on continuing indefinitely then?” I note. “Probably not. Maybe until my early thirties (he’s currently twenty-three). The alcohol industry is really exciting but I’ve just come back from San Francisco and the tech-industry,” he pauses, “it just blows my mind.” He’s been teaching himself to code and hopes to capitalise on his interest in the area by moving to San Francisco at some point. “I don’t think a lack of coding experience should prevent people from entering this exciting market but it definitely does.”

The Startup Interviews

A series of interviews with the founders of Scottish…

Christopher Sladdin

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Technology Consultant at Gartner👨🏻‍💻 | Musician | British & Wannabe German | Passionate about #Startups 🚀 & Transparency in Business

The Startup Interviews

A series of interviews with the founders of Scottish start-up businesses, conducted by Christopher Sladdin in 2014 and 2015.

Christopher Sladdin

Written by

Technology Consultant at Gartner👨🏻‍💻 | Musician | British & Wannabe German | Passionate about #Startups 🚀 & Transparency in Business

The Startup Interviews

A series of interviews with the founders of Scottish start-up businesses, conducted by Christopher Sladdin in 2014 and 2015.

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