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Ryan Pawell

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.

Website: http://startup88.com/author/ryanpawell
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rpawell
Twitter: https://twitter.com/rpawell
Others: indeetx.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 17, 2015
Put simply, my career objective is to create affordable and sustainable technologies that add value or improve quality of life. Quote_down
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2010 University of California, Santa Barbara , BS , Mechanical Engineering

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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're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, 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/innovators make?


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.