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Do you ever look at certain gadgets and question how on earth someone was ever smart enough to come up with the concept, let alone go on to make it a reality!? In today’s episode, I got to chat to a lady whose intelligence and creativity genuinely blew me away whilst we spoke and continues to astound me every time I try and wrap my head around the technology that she’s created! The female founder in question being 33-year-old Daniela Paredes Fuentes, the Co-Founder and Inventor of Gravity Sketch – a virtual reality design tool which allows designers from all over the world to sketch, visualise and communicate their ideas in 3D. Originally from Mexico, Daniela came to the UK to study for her masters at Imperial College London and it was there that the spearheading idea that underpins Gravity Sketch was born…

Opening up about everything from the numerous funding methods her and her Co-Founders have pursued since the early days (including numerous grant applications, rejections from investors in the early years and a failed Crowdfunding campaign that led directly to a contract with one of the biggest automobile companies in the world); how her role has shifted throughout the course of the past six years and how she’s tackled the challenging evolution from designing a product to designing a company; her welcomed thoughts on the importance of finding time to grow as an individual, not just as a business owner; to her insights into the realities of running a business with Co-Founders, what down time and self care look like for her and how she manages her team creatively; the fact that Daniela has won numerous awards for innovation doesn’t surprise me in the slightest. In fact, most recently she was awarded one of Innovate UK’s ‘Women in Innovation’ awards which help to find and support female entrepreneurs, giving them a platform to achieve their full potential. Having received a grant and a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support to further grow her business, in my opinion, she couldn’t be a more worthy winner.

Not only is the concept behind Gravity Sketch nothing short of genius but she holds her own and continues to lead the way in what is very much still the male-dominated STEM industry and her approachable nature, intelligence and passion make her a female founder to watch. I hope you enjoy our chat!

Inspiring female entrepreneurs in the UK

Daniela Paredes Fuentes, 33, Co-Founder and Inventor of Gravity Sketch

Fancy finding out more about Gravity Sketch…

Take a peek at the Gravity Sketch website here or find Daniela and the Gravity Sketch team on Instagram: @gravitysketch

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