PAUL ROWAN, Co-FOUNDER, UMBRA
Paul graduated from George Brown College in 1974 in Graphic Design and upon graduating moved to Ottawa to work in one the world’s first digital typography company. He is the co-founder of Umbra & CCO at paulrowan.ca.
What is one piece of advice you would give to aspiring entrepreneurs?
Entrepreneurs today are faced with more challenges than I faced when starting out. There is a ubiquity of good product design & services available today that didn't exist in 80s. Therefore the competition today is fierce and the chance of failure high. Entrepreneurs must have PURPOSE embedded in their projects. Purpose will differentiate you from competitors, attract dedicated employees & like minded customers. It'll keep you focused on your goals & will give you a better chance for success.