Jarie Bolander is an engineer by training and an entrepreneur by nature. He has over 20 years of experience in bringing to market innovative technology solutions, such as Bluetooth, USB, RFID and Semiconductor DNA sequencing. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Lab Sensor Solutions, a digital health company that applies sensor technology to tracking the temperature and location of clinical samples in order to prevent spoilage.
Jarie has formed or been part of six startups in various management roles. He holds an MBA in Technology Management from University of the Pacific and a BS in Electrical Engineering from San Jose State University. He is also inventor or co-inventor on over 10 patents and has published four books — The Entrepreneur Ethos, Frustration Free Technical Management, #ENDURANCE tweet — A Little Nudge to Keep You Going, and Business Basics for Entrepreneurs.
Jarie Bolander Show Notes
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What did you do before you before you became a MaturePreneur?
What did you go to school for?
What did you do in the corporate jobs?
Take me back to when you decided to go into the entrepreneur world?
When you were in the start-ups, were you a worker?
Do you think that working at these start-ups at the beginning of your career made you want to do entrepreneurship?
Talk about your business now, what do you do there?
When you say it tracks it and monitors it, how does that work?
So, they would put each little vial in this container that is your monitor?
Once you started the business, what was one of the most successful ideas you implemented for it?
Do your clients get that app or is that just for you and your company?
What was your least successful idea and how did you change tactics to fix it?
On an average, how many sensors and extras do they have to buy?
How long did it take you to figure out that new business model of selling the sensors?
Is there anything you wish you could have done differently now that you know what the business is all about?
What gave you the courage to leave your corporate job and do this entrepreneurial venture?
Did you know what you were going to do when you left?
When you gave your notice, was it a little scary or were you jazzed?
After you began your endeavor, is there anything that catapulted you to the next level?