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David Talarico

Product Manager, Designer, Engineer

Piscataway, New Jersey, US


Startup Experience

First time founder

About David

Hi, I am a mechanical engineer with over 5 years of product design and manufacturing experience. Over the past year, I have patented, developed, and sourced the only smart vent for hot parked cars. The device was designed to seamlessly integrate into your life to provide a much needed convenient alternative to car sun shades. I recently used Kickstarter to test the market (using a higher than needed cost and funding goal):

About 1.5% of people who watched the video purchased the device, of which many purchased 2 or more. This is all just after the holidays when most people are strapped for cash and during the off season for the product. Since then I have redesigned the product based on backer feedback and to reduce my COGS.

Not only have I developed and sourced the components and assembly for the product, I have also developed the website (, and wrote the patent (which I had reviewed by an IP attorney with only minor corrections to be made).

I plan on relaunching the product on Kickstarter in June, and I need help with marketing and other aspects of running the business.

Product Management
Managing People

The College of New Jersey

BS Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)

2012 - 2012

The College of New Jersey

Electrical Engineering Minor

2012 - 2012

Rutgers University School of Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering

2015 - 2015


EIT (Engineering In Training) Certification