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On November 7th, Startup Grind Dayton invites you to connect with others in the startup community as we host Paul Powers, CEO of Physna. Physna, short for "Physical DNA," is a Cincinnati-based 3D model search and comparison software used in engineering and manufacturing to greatly improve efficiency, cost, and quality. The company recently landed a $6.9 million investment from Drive Capital.
CEO & Co-Founder
In 2019, Powers was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the United States. Powers participated in the Forbes Under 30 Summit in October with other young entrepreneurs, visionaries and disrupters across the country.
Paul Powers is the Chief Executive Officer Physna LLC.
Paul Powers co-founded Physna in 2015, creating patent-pending software designed to increase efficiency with CAD design, engineering design, and quality control. Physna technology can compare and analyze thousands of 3-D models in seconds.
Powers is experienced in creating tech companies designed to increase efficiency and sparking innovation. He manages corporate direction and strategy at Physna, facilitating company activity in innovation, sales, consulting and marketing alliances. Powers is also the founder and CEO of Zoozler LLC, a Cincinnati based tech innovation firm assisting startups with business development and fundraising.
Since creating Physna, he has worked to share Physna’s strategy and vision with customers, partners, and investors.
In 2019, Powers was recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the brightest young entrepreneurs in the United States. Powers will participate in the Forbes Under 30 Summit in October with other young entrepreneurs, visionaries and disrupters across the country.
Powers has presented on the TED Talk stage and at several tech startup conferences like StartUp Grind, ConX19, and Startup of the Year at SXSW.
Paul Powers graduated from Ruprecht-Karls- Universität Heidelberg, Germany, earning his law degree and passed the bar with more than twice the required points.
He was recruited by one of Germany’s top law firms as their youngest employee, where he focused on complex international matters involving Fortune 500 and Dax 30 companies. He was also hired by high-ranking legal figures to assist in drafting international law for the European Union.
Paul left the law firm at the age of 25 to focus on his companies, which had since grown in size and sophistication. He returned to the United State as part of a partnership deal with a leading European e-commerce company to develop advanced live collaboration software and e-commerce technology.
Paul has been featured in numerous news articles in Germany and the US highlighting his unique approach and the technologies he helped develop.