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Inspiring Story: From 8 Year Old Cuban Immigrant, to Working for Google, to Becoming a Tech Founder

Inspiring Story: From 8 Year Old Cuban Immigrant, to Working for Google, to Becoming a Tech Founder

In episode 4 of the Tools for Scale podcast, I speak with Wilián Iralzabal, founder of Zabal Media on immigrating from Cuba at 8 years old, lessons from door to door sales at 14, working for Google, mastering tech tools, and becoming a founder of his own tech company.

“Having the ability to make a difference by building products that help people live a better life is magic.”

Wilian Iralzabal is a Cuban product designer, Webflow expert. Adalo expert, and a lover of learning. Growing up in Cuba, he was fascinated by magicians and how they are able to captivate their audience’s attention with ease.

This passion later developed into a love for communication which later led to receiving a full-ride scholarship to the number one forensics speech and debate team in the nation. As a member of the speech team, he presented speeches to small, medium and large audiences while studying a BFA in design.

Wilián loved communication and design, but was lacking the ability to build and share ideas with the world. He began the long road to teach himself how to code, so that he could empower himself to not only build, but also establish a healthy relationship between he and engineers when working on a project together.

Today, he focuses on mastering tech tools as much as possible while maintaining a healthy balance between design, communication and front-end development.

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