In an exclusive interview with Jaylan Mobley, the CEO and Founder of WARTEK, we delve into the captivating journey that continues to transform his vision into a groundbreaking reality.
As part of the driving force behind his innovative tech company, Mobley shares insights on the challenges faced, milestones achieved, and the unwavering determination that propelled him toward creating WARTEK, a company that hopes to position itself at the forefront of cutting-edge transformative technical solutions.
Join us as we dive into an engaging Q&A session with Mobley:
What are your short-term and long-term goals for WARTEK, and do you plan to achieve them through your visions and aspirations?
Mobley: “My short-term goal for WARTEK is to successfully complete the prototype stage of our first product, Innovation X, in collaboration with Marshall University RCBI, Tech 304, and KickrDesign. In the long term, I aspire to create a global impact and change lives through technology, aiming to expand our reach and make a positive difference in as many lives as possible.”
In the rapidly evolving field of technology, do you believe there are any limits to what can be achieved? If so, what challenges do you foresee in overcoming those limits?
Mobley: “I firmly believe that the potential of technology is boundless. Each day showcases remarkable advancements across numerous platforms, illustrating the astonishing capabilities that technology can offer. As we look into the future, I anticipate challenges that revolve around three distinct factors: the apprehension towards embracing new technology, the presence of legal barriers, and the constraints imposed by limited resources and funding. To address these challenges head-on, we have developed our innovative WARTEK Solution. Ultimately, our primary objective is to instill confidence in our clients, ensuring that they place their utmost trust in our abilities.”
Starting a technology-based startup can be challenging. What were the biggest obstacles you faced when launching WARTEK, and how did you overcome them?
Mobley: “I have never received formal training on how to start a business, so I’ve had to learn the ropes through the school of hard knocks, discovering both what works and what doesn’t along the way. Even today, I continue to expand my knowledge and skills, recognizing that learning is a lifelong journey. However, one of the key factors in overcoming these challenges lies in surrounding yourself with a supportive team, individuals who embody specific qualities that fuel your determination and prevent you from ever giving up.”
What inspired you to start WARTEK Innovating Technology? Was there a specific problem or opportunity that you identified, or was it driven by a larger vision?
Mobley: “Since the early days of college, technology has played an integral role in my life. As I progressed, I discovered a profound passion for various aspects of this dynamic field. It became clear to me that technology is intricately woven into the fabric of our lives. Recognizing this, I realized that by actively participating in innovative technological advancements, I could contribute to transforming the way we live and interact, ultimately for the better.”
Being in the technology industry, how do you foster innovation and creativity within your team at WARTEK?
Mobley: “At WARTEK, we foster innovation by assembling a visionary team equipped with diverse perspectives and expertise in various aspects of technology. Our mission is to transform ideas and existing technologies into cutting-edge solutions through a dynamic process of collaborative ideation. By harnessing the collective creativity of our talented individuals, we cultivate an environment where breakthroughs thrive and novel technologies flourish.”
What strategies have you implemented to ensure sustainable growth and success for WARTEK in the long run?
Mobley: “At WARTEK, I have introduced an empowering philosophy called ABL, which stands for “Always Be Learning.” This mindset encourages individuals to become knowledge sponges, eagerly absorbing information from various sources. It fosters an environment where continuous learning becomes a shared experience, enabling us to grow collectively through both triumphs and setbacks. Additionally, I believe in cultivating a warm and inclusive atmosphere akin to that of a supportive family, ensuring that everyone feels valued and welcomed.”
In your experience, what are the key factors that differentiate successful startups from those that struggle or fail in the technology sector?
Mobley: “I believe we are currently experiencing a dynamic journey encompassing the essential stages of success, failure, and struggle, which is natural given our relatively recent establishment. Nevertheless, we have managed to establish crucial foundations, such as standard operating procedures, and our commitment to learning from our failures has propelled our growth. While some may advocate for speed, I emphasize the significance of meticulous attention to detail and the proper set up of our paperwork.”
Can you share any advice or lessons learned from your entrepreneurial journey that would inspire aspiring founders and innovators?
Mobley: “Embrace failure as part of your journey, for at some point, you are bound to encounter setbacks and make mistakes. Additionally, cultivate a mindset of constant learning, eagerly absorbing all the knowledge and insights the game has to offer. Recognize that the path you’ve chosen is not a simple one; if it were, everyone would do it. And most importantly, if you dream to be an entrepreneur, pursue it wholeheartedly without fear of failure.”
How does WARTEK Innovating Technology contribute to making a positive impact on society, and what are your plans for furthering that impact in the future?”
Mobley: “I think WARTEK makes a positive impact on society by changing lives through technology and the plan of furthering that impact would be through expansion, because the more we can reach and touch, we can change through technology.”
From its humble beginnings to its remarkable achievements, this interview offered us a rare glimpse into WARTEK and sheds light on the incredible vision-to-reality journey that hopes to propel WARTEK to the forefront of technological innovation.
WARTEK is proud to announce the upcoming launch of its first product, Innovation X, made possible through a prestigious collaboration between WARTEK, Marshall University RCBI Advanced Manufacturing Center, Kickr Design, and Tech 304.
For more information about Jaylan Mobley and WARTEK, please visit their website. Also, you can follow WARTEK’s journey on Jaylan Mobley on Instagram.