IE in Practice — Progenesis

The “IE in Practice” seeks to provide insights on the IE phenomenon through the eyes of international entrepreneurs. In this installment, Martina Musteen interviews Dr. Nabil Arrach, cofounder and CEO of Progenesis, San Diego-based biotech firm.

Dr. Nabil talks about the mission of his company and its recent international expansion to several countries, including India, Brazil, Turkey and Spain. He shares his insights on how bucking the “Silicon Valley formula” for fast growth helped him create value for his customers and enabled him internationalize in a manageable manner. Dr. Arrach also discusses the importance of “soft side” of developing business abroad and how his SDSU education helped him follow the path from a scientist to an international entrepreneur.