What are some interesting projects you’ve worked on?
CP: THE NBA draft happened in November, and Finish Line, a sneaker company, was giving sneakers to the NBA draft picks. We 3D printed custom boxes for them. There were a lot of approvals to get through, but thankfully it all worked out and the draft picks all received their boxes.
At the height of the pandemic, we repurposed our operations and manufactured hundreds of face shields, face masks, and ventilator parts to meet the growing need for essential medical equipment.
What is your favorite thing about this business?
CP: I love that I’m able to do so many different things. I get bored really easily so I love that I can have so many different functions. I love being able to have the balance of being super focused and also managing a team. I love enabling other people. It’s amazing to see people grow here.
What are some challenges you’ve faced as an entrepreneur?
CP: It’s easy to feel imposter syndrome in the beginning. When we first started pitching, my imposter syndrome hit because we were doing so many pitches and taking feedback — rejection is hard. You can go into a pitch as an experienced founder, or a complete noob. And we went in as complete noobs. I’ve definitely grown since then.