WIVI Vision is developing 3D technology based on artificial intelligence and the IBM Watson system to detect and improve visual dysfunctions in kids and adults. The tool helps opticians in assessing visual dysfunctions, which are particularly important in children between 7 and 18 years old.
In my case, it was personal. My mom, when she was 50, was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative condition based on a problem with her eyes. The disease, which she died of when she was 60, was caught much earlier than it would have been with a PET scan.
That got my attention, the important role vision plays in the neural and cognitive arena. Plus, I saw there was a great opportunity on the technological side and from a business standpoint. With my co-founder Juan Carlos Ondategui-Parra, we saw we could use our experience to help people and make things simpler for users and specialists.
Knowing how to adapt to different circumstances, even when they are very uncertain. Preparing and adapting an action plan for the company in all areas: commercial, financial, product and personnel. Plus, fighting to keep talent on our team and knowing how to adapt and keep pushing forward during the pandemic.
Always look for talented people for your team, at all levels of the organization.
I would have liked to know more about the entrepreneurial ecosystem, because no matter how much experience you have, some things just work differently.
Making decisions, even if I might make a mistake, and always looking ahead with a positive attitude.
I want to keep learning from everyone and from every situation. To improve quality of life for people and make WIVI a benchmark in visual health with a new approach to users and specialists. Our goal is to focus on people, providing a robust, affordable solution to improve visual, academic, professional and social limitations caused by visual dysfunctions, in a fun, innovative way.