We are going to introduce two cases of success of two guys who became great entrepreneurs before reaching adulthood. How? Through their knowledge of new technologies.
Luis Ivan Cuende and Pau Garcia-Milà, two early entrepreneurs, which differentiates them only their hometown: Luis de Asturias and Pau in Barcelona.
Two greats mind who were interested in new technologies from an early age and were aware of the need to improve the software we use and apply it to improve existing needs.
Do what you like
The two have a close relationship with the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Valencia (AJEV) and have had the opportunity to meet them personally. Luis Ivan participated in a 2012 Business Excellence Forum AJEV organized and attended by over 200 people and Pau Garcia-Milà in 2010 participated in the Day of the Entrepreneur of the Valencian Community, organized by the Impiva, public entity to promoting business innovation and in which collaborated AJEV.
With a company you have to be the best at what you do
It all started when Luis Ivan Cuende got his first Smartphone with Android OS with just 12 years. At that age and swam like a fish in water in computer programming to the point of being able to create a free operating system. The previous investment was 50 euros that his parents gave him to buy a couple of domains on the Internet.
Money allocated to create a free operating system called Asturix, and came to the Asturian government will save millions of euros. This is an operating system like Windows or iOS but free faster because it can run on very old and safer computers because no virus, but mostly known for being open and innovative as they were the first to introduce facial recognition even before google.
However, the project was rejected by the Government of Asturias. Today we employ in Colombia, Brazil, USA, Russia and Canada. At 16, he was elected the best European retail “hacker” 18. Now, just turned 18, Luis Ivan Cuende is an entrepreneur with at least three active businesses, plus special advisor to the President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes, the digital dossier.
Luis Ivan Cuende (Source: flickr.com)
For now, he doesn’t think in the University, and he is currently immersed in a new project: the launch of the first Spanish Bank Bitcoin.
Luis Ivan Cuende stresses that the key to success is to do what you like, focus on what you love and motivates and try to be the best at what you do or try to do my best. “Do not think about whether or not the money is coming, but do what you like”.
An innovation advanced to cloud computing
Pau Garcia-Mila is a passionate about innovation and communication. He is co-founder of three companies: eyeOS (acquired by Telefónica in 2014), Bananity and IdeaFoster.
Since making his first steps into the world of innovation, at age 17 he received important awards such as the Award Innovator of the Year 2011 by MIT (TR-35) or the award of the Prince of Asturias and Girona IMPULSA Company 2010 .
He is the author of three books, “It’s all done” (2010), “Optimismamente” (2012) and “Have an idea (but still do not know)” (2013), and a regular contributor to Radio and Television.
It all started in 2005 when Pau Garcia-Milà and his friend Marc Cercós created an operating system from the web where information could be stored on a site to be accessed from any terminal connected to the internet. This is what we call cloud computing.
“At that time neither had known nor had a name what would invent when. Many said it was stupid” he repeatedly said Pau. Back then, all he wanted was not to have to go up and down the steep slope separating the two friends’ houses to share information. “At that time there were no USB sticks, no iPhones, tablets, the current profusion of internet terminals, one converted desventajada advantage,” stated Garcia-Mila.
Pau Garcia-Milà (Source: blog.jobandtalent.com)
As commented, the key is to see that you have 1% of thing and think big: if that was useful to them, someday it would be for most people. At first in eyeOS they were just five people and today millions.
Currently eyeOS has been acquired by Telefónica, which will give new impetus towards internationalization.
Two greats success stories of two young people who stand out not only for their knowledge and involvement with new technologies, but their entrepreneurial attitudes. Caller’s attention for being fighters, self-confident, without fear of failure, with great learning ability and, above all, a positive attitude.
We all have these characteristics, detect just have to know and believe in us. As said Pau Garcia-Milà in an interview “the hard part is not having ideas, how hard is that you do not go unnoticed!”
Luis Ivan Cuende