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Adnan Aziz
Adnan Aziz

Adnan Aziz

First Flavor

Bala Cynwyd, PA USA

"I was thinking that it was sort of riskier for me not to do this because I thought it was interesting; I thought there was something here, and I would have felt a lot worse if I had just let this go and then found out five years later that this thing is now on the market."

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Day In The Life


I'm an entrepreneur, with a penchant for big and different ideas.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

    University of Pennsylvania

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Political Science and Government, General

    University of Pennsylvania

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    The movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory gave him the original inspiration for his product.

  • 2.

    Saw a technology ("lickable wallpaper") that had at one time sounded preposterous, now seemed within reach.

  • 3.

    Developed an edible film so consumers could try the flavor of a product before they bought it.

  • 4.

    Says the original test strips were so bad that he felt the need to apologize to his test groups.

  • 5.

    Got nervous about starting his own business when he saw his friends going to job interviews, getting steady work.

  • 6.

    Had to crash on his friends' couches for some time after graduating from college.

  • 7.

    Thinks the biggest disappointment would've been not developing his product, seeing it on the market five years later.

  • 8.

    Says if you're running with the pack, you're actually behind-someone's at the front of the pack for a reason.