Why we started PONS?
Sometimes you need to have a good sense of timing but more importantly, you need to find a cause to create something new.
As John Lennon suggests, “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”
It was the last summer where I watched my father drive out to our summer house with my mother. He was in his sixties, and a great father to our family. He had some blood pressure problems and some headaches before, but the hospitals were not watching or monitoring the situation closely. One day as he was driving the car from the supermarket to home, his brain started to bleeding and caused an accident that not only he but also a 12-year-old child passed away. The most difficult part was to see the pain in the face of my mother and the family: The expression of deep sorrow.
I have never been afraid of failing before. I always believed and still believe that failure is a great way to learn and improve. As Thomas Edison said as he was trying to invent the lightbulb: “I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that will not work. “However, failing in medicine meant the life of an innocent person and I would have never forgiven myself for hurting an innocent, or worse. So, I started to consider other ways we can use to prevent such things to happen.
What I liked most about medical technologies is the possibility of helping many people and still being able to research and learn new knowledge to satisfy your sophisticated needs. Yet, there were many other fields that I can help others and satisfy my sophisticated needs. There should be, or there must be a way to develop affordable, easy to use, and non-invasive technology that can help people in any circumstances no matter where they are or what time it is.
The problem is not only a private or emotional problem that affected my family but after diving deep into the problem, I find out that close to 5 Billion (yes billion) people do not have access to decent smart health technologies and diagnostics around the world. The pain that those families, children, fathers, and mothers feel every day should not be there in 2021. That fact is driving me and my brother to pursue our dream and to develop a technology that will be available for everyone.
I like to dream; my dreams will become my goals. I need my goals so I can find a reason to wake up in the morning before the sun comes up. And if I wake up before the sun comes up, it is difficult to stop me from making my dreams a reality.
Gandhi said once: “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
So here I am, founding PONS with my twin brother and learning continuously. Always trying new things and failing many more times. What you will not see me doing is giving up: Because I know that if I give up, I will never get up.