For episode 108, Mike sits down with Onome Scott-Emuakpor, founder of Hyphen Innovations. Onome talks about his journey starting off as an athelete in college to the different career experiences he had leading up to the creation of his company, Hyphen Innovations. He gives insight on the important lessons learned through playing sports and how they can be easily applied to everyday life. He also describes the necessity to achieve lower costs and how his company is making strides in that area. Being consistent and persistent is what led Onome to where he is today. Two factors that were emphasized throughout the episode.
0:00 - Introduction 1:47 - Onome's early years 6:06 - Sports influences on academics 9:57 - Academic mindset in college 15:27 - Air Force Research Lab 18:55 - AFL organizational structure 23:19 - Achieving lower costs 29:03 - Startup journey 32:52 - Lessons from career so far 35:58 - Advice for going into Advanced Manufacturing