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Five questions to mentor and judge Paul Hargreaves

Five questions to mentor and judge Paul Hargreave

Paul Hargreaves is the Chief Development Officer at ResoTher Pharma ApS and has been a mentor in our Startup Mentors program and a judge at our national competitions and Nordic Healthtech Talents. We’re are very thankful for having Paul in our network, and we’ve asked him five questions that you can use as inspiration:

1: What are your goals and mission?

I started mentoring to share my pharma experience with the new generation of entrepreneurs. After a long time working in big corporations, I could see that we were on the cusp of a change in where solutions will be coming from, at least in the initial stages. Having striven career-long to advance ideas and solutions, I want to be part of shaping that future. Mentoring and hearing these great new ideas helps fulfil that.

2: What keeps you motivated to achieve your goals?

The enthusiasm of the teams. In general, their willingness to listen, to experience and other points of view. The lack of politics at this stage in developing their ideas and products.

3: What is the best startup event/program/accelerator/conference you have ever been to and why? 

 The High Tech Summit at DTU last year. An excellent mix of start-ups, helper companies and talks.

4: What are the best startup advice(s) you have received or given others?

Pick up the phone and ask!

5: What are the best startup movies/books/role models you can recommend to others? автокредит на бу авто

The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures by Frans Johansson.

I saw him give a talk and was blown away by his approach that ideas develop from all walks of life.

As a cinephile I love film to provoke ideas and help explain challenges and problems. Too often we get trapped in only looking at what has gone before or incremental development within our narrow industries which holds companies back.

If you want a film to ‘unpack’, my go to is Blade Runner – a film based on 1950s pulp fiction but set in the future, visuals so big you can’t take your eyes from the screen yet developed with minimal computing power compared to today, the music and poetry that rises it above simple pulp. The ambiguity. And when you go back to the original source novel how much remains but how different the final film version is.

National Polytechnic
University of Armenia


Andranik Voskanyan, Arthur Hakobyan

We offer autonomously operating robots, which can move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines con- tinuously monitoring and detecting erosion and leakage. Countries lose million tones of water, gas and oil from damaged tubes and sometimes it become dangerous for human life and nature when gas or oil pipeline gets damaged. So our product can find damaged or clogged places on their early stage in practically all kinds of pipe- lines over and underground. With the use of our product the damaged sections of a pipeline can be found faster, more easily, precisely and without digging the ground.

This means that maintenance and replacement of pipe- lines will be safer and much more cheaper. Our product is a robot which can move through the pipelines and investigate it with pressure, ultrasonic, flow sensors and camera which can shoot up to 4k video and save it in his memory card or sent it to connected devic- es. This robots autonomously move in arbitrary shaped water, oil and gas pipelines with diameters ranging from 10 cm up to 300 cm.

Reykjavik University


Ragnheiður Lilja Guðmundsdóttir, Safa Jemai

Our company is a disease management solution. Our software gathers together all the most important information about your health like meds, nutrition, exercise, symptoms, vitals and sleep and analyses it to give you a clear picture of how your health is at any given moment.

Our main focus to start with is on patients with thyroid problems and other autoimmune diseases, but we plan to add on and expand so we can service people with all kinds of chronic illnesses. Having to live with a chronic illness is time consuming, costly and frankly, exhausting. We want to make peoples lives easier with one platform

where you gather all the data you need to keep track of to manage your condition. So the next time you see your doctor you’ll have a much set of data to show him about your progress the past few months, and eventually with integration into the healthcare system the doctor will be able to access all the information himself before your appointment and therefore make a much better diagnosis and decision regarding your treatment.

With integration you will also be able to access your own test results, schedule appointments, prescriptions and better communication with your doctor.​