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Today's Entrepreneur: Ryan Pawell

No. 1 Mistake: Squabbling

Innovation series by Mitos Suson
April 26, 2016
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/44e4

Today's Entrepreneur is Ryan Pawell, Co-founder and CEO of Indee, Inc. Indee is an early stage biotechnology company developing a new method and device for delivering therapeutically relevant molecules into cells. This device is aimed at addressing the current unmet need in clinical and commercial scale manufacturing for affordable and scalable cell-based therapies.

Ryan Pawell is a published author and invited speaker in the areas of biomicrofluidics, fluid dynamics, and micro-manufacturing. He is a graduate of NSW Health & ATP Innovations Ignition Medical Program and an IndieBio alumni.

Indee self-categorizes in these areas: Medical Devices and Platforms.

Here's a little about Pawell:

I am a(n): Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded: 
Indee. inc.

Companies I work or worked for: 
Inogen, NuVasive

Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

2015 - StockViews Mentorship Program Graduate 
2015 - Invited Speaker, USA-AUS Enabling Technologies Meeting 
2014 - Invited Speaker, ANFF Annual Research Showcase 
2014 - ATP Innovations & NSW Health Ignition Medical Graduate 
2014 - University of New South Wales Gene Transfer Scholarship 
2013 - NewSouth Innovations, Early Stage Innovation Awards Finalist 
2013 - Biomicrofluidics, Editors Pick Award 
2012 - University of New South Wales, Peter Farrell Cup Honourable Mention 
2011 - ATP Innovations, Innovation Workshop Graduate 
2011 - University of New South Wales, Advanced Materials Scholarship 
F2006, W2008, W2010 - University of California Santa Barbara, Dean's Honours List 
2007-10 - National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member 
2004 - Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

If you are an entrepreneur, why? I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups: 
Any health related startup. People do amazing things when they are healthy.

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

Entrepreneurship consists of dealing with problems. Its great you work through it all and can laugh about getting through hard stuff.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make? Squabbling.

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

(1) Take the time to make sure you are working with the right people, (2) make plans and be prepare to adjust them as you go and (3) don't forget to take care of yourself.

Full bio

Ryan Pawell is an Eagle Scout, engineer, inventor and scientist turned biotechnology startup CEO. Prior to moving to Australia, he completed a Bachelors of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, worked with NuVasive to develop a multi-function drill-tap-screw guide for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and developed portable oxygen concentrators for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder while at Inogen. Ryan is on leave of absence from a PhD where developed disposable microfluidic devices for processing cells resulting in various scholarships, honours and awards for his academic and entrepreneurial endeavours along with a competitive grant, provisional patents, top-ranked journal articles, refereed conference papers and abstracts. Ryan was also elected to multiple leadership positions, is a NSW Health Ignition Medical graduate, IndieBio SF 2 alumni, options inventions to one of the world’s most prolific invention development companies, contributes healthcare articles to Seeking Alpha and enjoys surfing in his spare time.


Indee is competing in the Splash Spring. The top eight of the competition will compete live on stage at Splash Spring on May 12 at Scottish Rite Center, Oakland. Register here.

*Want to be included in our Today's Entrepreneur series? Email me: mitos@vator.tv

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

2015 - StockViews Mentorship Program Graduate 
2015 - Invited Speaker, USA-AUS Enabling Technologies Meeting 
2014 - Invited Speaker, ANFF Annual Research Showcase 
2014 - ATP Innovations & NSW Health Ignition Medical Graduate 
2014 - University of New South Wales Gene Transfer Scholarship 
2013 - NewSouth Innovations, Early Stage Innovation Awards Finalist 
2013 - Biomicrofluidics, Editors Pick Award 
2012 - University of New South Wales, Peter Farrell Cup Honourable Mention 
2011 - ATP Innovations, Innovation Workshop Graduate 
2011 - University of New South Wales, Advanced Materials Scholarship 
F2006, W2008, W2010 - University of California Santa Barbara, Dean's Honours List 
2007-10 - National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Member 
2004 - Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:

Any health related startup. People do amazing things when they are healthy.

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

Entrepreneurship consists of dealing with problems. Its great you work through it all and can laugh about getting through hard stuff.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Squabbling.

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

(1) Take the time to make sure you are working with the right people, (2) make plans and be prepare to adjust them as you go and (3) don't forget to take care of yourself.

Full bio

Ryan Pawell is an Eagle Scout, engineer, inventor and scientist turned biotechnology startup CEO. Prior to moving to Australia, he completed a Bachelors of Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, worked with NuVasive to develop a multi-function drill-tap-screw guide for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, and developed portable oxygen concentrators for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder while at Inogen. Ryan is on leave of absence from a PhD where developed disposable microfluidic devices for processing cells resulting in various scholarships, honours and awards for his academic and entrepreneurial endeavours along with a competitive grant, provisional patents, top-ranked journal articles, refereed conference papers and abstracts. Ryan was also elected to multiple leadership positions, is a NSW Health Ignition Medical graduate, IndieBio SF 2 alumni, options inventions to one of the world’s most prolific invention development companies, contributes healthcare articles to Seeking Alpha and enjoys surfing in his spare time.


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