How I Got Here: iTech AG Founder Frank Antezana’s Journey from Kidpreneur to CEO

Growing up in Bolivia, iTech AG founder and CEO Frank Antezana was always interested in technology, thanks to his father’s passion for it. But it was primary school when his interest was really piqued in what would become his life’s work.

A number of his classmates’ parents worked in private industry or the political realm, and he was exposed to a whole new world of careers: “I learned about all these [entrepreneurial] mindsets that I wasn’t exposed to earlier on in my life and it really awakened my appetite to become an entrepreneur,” Antezana told

It paid off, even back then, when he developed a pretty successful business creating clip-on earrings for his classmates who weren’t allowed to get their ears pierced. So much so, he said, that students from other schools became interested in the earrings he built from cutting the screws off of wall anchors.