Ser Wah and Pankaj continue to derive motivation from the positive feedback about the impact of their product. The success of their technology speaks for itself and is a source of pride for the team. “We were able to make our technology work at a shipyard, where no other technology had worked before. When the client saw it working, they were amazed that our technology was successful under such extreme conditions”, says Pankaj, of one his proudest moments as an entrepreneur.
Pankaj, who is originally from India, was keenly aware of the lack of connectivity in underprivileged areas and the huge costs of providing bandwidth – for him, Whizpace is a means to give back and help such populations. Validation was particularly gratifying when their first order came from Myanmar, the second from India, and finally the third from Singapore.
In fact, Whizpace received their first order even before they had completed the process of handing over at their previous jobs. This was a very welcome endorsement that they were on the right track with their product and gave them the confidence to proceed.