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Spyridon (Ross) Tsakas

Eulysis UK Limited
Roslin, United Kingdom

Ross has been involved in cosmetic and pharmaceutical product development for over six years and co-authored the patents invested in Eulysis, Ltd. In 2010/11 he was awarded a prestigious Enterprise Fellowship through the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

60-Second Interview

What initially attracted you to enterprise?
I have always been interested in the intersection of global health and business, particularly in ways to improve global health through innovation.
Can you tell us about the first £10 you ever made?
I made my first £10 selling translated versions of English fairy tales to friends in Greece which I had translated myself from English-Greek at the age of 4.
What has been your biggest challenge so far with your business?
Recognising the time and patience required to launch an innovation. It always seems faster in your imagination than reality!
Who is it that keeps you going through any tough times?
My excellent and trusted advisors who are always there for me.
What is it that gets you out of your bed in the morning?
Knowing that my innovation may make a true impact by saving peoples' lives.
How do you define success?
Converting your vision into a reality- essentially creating something entirely new and seeing it in a live version.
Where do you see your business in 5 years’ time?
An innovative R&D hub for pharmaceutical innovations.
If you could give your “teenage self” one piece of advice, what would it be?
Learn that patience and diligence are vital parts to being successful in life. Without both you will never be able to achieve your dreams.
If you could have any 1 person on your business contact list who would that person be and why?
Muhammad Yunus because I believe his faith and trust in fellow individuals is unparalleled and his micro loan innovation has generated so many positive benefits for the developing world.