018 – Eric Menees

018 – Eric Menees

Eric Menees is the CEO of Hexis. He received his Bachelors from UT Austin with a triple-major in Mechanical Engineering, Biochemistry, and Neuroscience Scholars.

Top 3 Takeaways

  1. Hexis is building real-time emotion modeling technology.
  2. The success of wearables will depend on nuanced combinations of form-factor and function.
  3. The entrepreneur mindset is different from the mindset of a scientist.

Show Notes

  • [0:58] Eric explains what Hexis is.
  • [2:07] What tradeoffs is Eric making between vision and execution?
  • [3:08] Definitions of neurotechnology.
  • [4:00] Neuroscience-informed software.
  • [5:30] How does Hexis work?
  • [6:18] The wearable market.
  • [7:13] Neurotech, wearables, and fashion.
  • [8:40] Eric’s predictions for wearables.
  • [10:30] Translating literature into a product.
  • [11:50] Eric’s background & education.
  • [13:00] Entrepreneurship vs. academia.
  • [15:00] Why neuroscience is a great way to drive positive impact.
  • [16:45] Eric’s favorite neuroscience book.

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