Describe your product in 3 words.
Natural. Familiar. Human.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
When Ronald Ro had his first child, he, like many other parents, found out that his baby was suffering from eczema. After many frustrating months of research and trying a seemingly endless number of strategies, he realized that his baby girl’s suffering was closely linked to the quality of the air around her. What he also realized was that there weren’t any products available that could help him understand what was in her air and how he could make her more comfortable. Using his engineering background Ron decided to build a device that could track chemicals and toxins in the air. He connected with his close friend Kevin Cho and they built the first Awair… for his daughter.
What makes your product special?
We are all different and have different needs. Awair is focused on empowering and equipping you, so you can take control and have pride in your environment. Though it uses the best technology to provide accuracy and confidence, Awair doesn't feel like technology. It's about keeping you safe and healthy, without having to sacrifice on looks.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
The impact Awair has had on the lives of many. Whether you are a new parent, or you suffer from asthma, there are countless examples and testimonials of how Awair has positively impacted everyday lives.