On Season 3 Episode 6 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Ryan Pawell.
Ryan Pawell is the Founder and CEO of Indee Labs. Indee Labs gives companies a simple and efficient way to accelerate the discovery, development, and manufacturing of gene-modified cell therapies. Their trademarked delivery system reduces development costs and long lead times, making more affordable T cell immunotherapies possible. Ryan is a subject matter expert in fluid dynamics, advanced manufacturing, and biomicrofluidics. He’s also a Y Combinator alumnus with seven peer-reviewed publications and various patents.
The lowest risk way to start something or kind of test the waters is to go talk to your potential customers. Call up 20, 50, 100 people in your industry with the problem you think you can solve and figure out if it is one. In that customer discovery process, you will probably, one, figure out it isn’t a problem. That way you don’t spend too much more time on it. Or two, that it is a problem, and it’s much more severe than you originally thought. And it’s a great startup idea, you should pursue it. – Ryan Pawell
On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Ryan’s thoughts on…
- Meaningful work
- The value of relationships
- Testing the waters
Hear more from Ryan and Indee Labs on their blog.
Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.
Series Producer: Roisin Hunt
Sound Design: Marc Ream
Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan and Jaselin Drown
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.