Never tell me the odds
As an experienced tech entrepreneur I'm fully aware of the highs and very lows of this game. Nine tenths of the time you are getting your arse kicked but that one tenth when you make a big sale or enable someone to speak for the first time with your software - that's what gets you up in the morning.
I've won over 10 awards nationally and internationally for my work growing a speech and language product, MyChoicePad over the last 7 years. The latest was Elle Magazine Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2016. I exited this company in 2016.
My next business (baby) is in digital speech and language therapy, called Iris Speaks. Objective is to move the delivery of certain areas of speech and language therapy towards utilising machine learning to make interventions more effective and shorter...and cheaper to deliver = social impact :)
I'm also a Venture Partner Ananda Ventures (Social impact VC) and a lecturer at Cass Business School. I'm enjoying meeting lots of entrepreneurs as I do this and it's giving me a good broad view of the ecosystem we have.
Zobi-Wan is my alter ego. Read more about my work below or follow me on twitter @zoepeden
I want to reduce the cost of access to speech and language therapy services. Iris Speaks aims to transform the way interventions are delivered, measured and accessed.