When I was a kid, I wanted to be a scientist and was very good at math. I followed that passion, studied mathematics and earned my PhD in molecular evolution and bioinformatics. Working at the university, I realized that this kind of science probably only reaches other scientists and not consumers. I wanted to make my research more functional.
The real transformation in my career came when I realized that food molecules contain a tremendous amount of health benefits. I decided to focus my research on food development and food evolution. When I saw that people couldn’t do what I was doing, and that companies – whether food, pharmaceutical or cosmetics – were looking for these kinds of ingredients, I decided to leave university and found Nuritas. It took me more than a year to make this decision of leaving a safe job and industry, one in which I was recognized worldwide, and venture into the unknown. But I never regretted my decision.
Starting your own company forces you to learn a lot about yourself. One of the most important things I always promised myself is, “Don’t settle for less.” You won’t reach Google status right away, but don’t let others say it’s impossible. I was told that quite often but always continued to move forward.
Text by Pauline Baginska, shefounded.com