When you think of a technology start-up you probably envision a bland office - white walls, no decor - a very cold, simple, understated space. But just like their products, invisaWear’s headquarters are not what you would expect. The safety driven tech start-up calls Lowell Massachusetts home and their office space is quite cozy if we do say so ourselves.
Meet invisaWear's Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Ray Hamilton. We recently had a chance to interview Ray and he shared more about his personal journey to launching invisaWear, his biggest piece of advice to those thinking about taking the plunge into entrepreneurship and his greatest professional achievement to date.
Q: Tell us more about you and your personal journey to launching invisaWear.
When I was a little girl, my mom would always cry whenever something good happened. I never really understood it. Why in the world is she crying if she’s happy? Don’t people only cry when they’re sad? Tears of happiness were not something I ever understood at such a young age.
Fast-forward many years later, I get a phone call from one of the invisaWear team members who tells me that we just saved our first life.
It seemed like a normal Thursday evening. I was at an awards ceremony with a few friends and classmates and before I knew it, it was around 9 pm. Tired from working all day I decided it was time for me to head home. I thought about asking a friend to walk with me to my car, but I was parked less than a block away and we were in an area that seemed fairly safe. Not wanting to bother anyone, I decided I’d be fine walking alone back to my car. I told myself that I was just being paranoid because I watch the news and 20/20 way too much...I was wrong.