Every entrepreneur no matter where they find themselves across the globe dreams of the Silicon Valley, some have this at the back of their mind when they even design products “the desire to replicate the Silicon Valley”. But what really is life like in the Silicon Valley, this interview does not duel entirely on the Silicon Valley but we decided to interview a young entrepreneur and CEO; Ryan Pawell in the Silicon Valley and get to learn about his experience, challenges and advice to entrepreneurs wherever they may find themselves.
In your opinion, what role does problem solving have in an entrepreneurial journey?
“Being an entrepreneur involves solving problems; technical problems, people problems, business problems and financial problems. The entrepreneurial journey essentially consists of problem solving.”
The primary drive behind entrepreneurship is problem solving. Entrepreneurs must be solving real time problems with an impact in the society. This is what gives more meaning to our journey as entrepreneurs.
Surrounding one’s self with a particular group of people who share our world as entrepreneurs seem beneficial, what is your take on this?
“We have a bunch of friend in similar situation and they make the ups and the downs more manageable” All entrepreneurs experience a dark period at some point in their journey no matter where they find themselves. It is much easier to overcome this situation when you know you are not alone, you see other people around you who go through the same situation and you even get to meet those who already went through the situation and are now better placed to advice you on what to do…. Read More
Ryan Pawell is an engineer and scientist turned biotech entrepreneur. He is an alumni of Y Combinator’s Winter 2017 cohort and recently submitted his PhD on biomicrofluidics. Ryan is a graduate from the NSW Health Ignition Medical Program. He completed a BSci Mechanical Engineering at UC Santa Barbara while working with NuVasive and Inogen on medical device development. More recently, Ryan raised a meaningful amount of both grant, angel and venture financing to develop biomicrofluidic devices for scalable cellular engineering.