David Talarico, Founder

Product Manager, Designer, Engineer

Piscataway, New Jersey, US

David is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

David is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Sweat equity only

Relevant industries

Biotechnology Hardware

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Sales
Background

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): http://kck.st/1vVhy1q

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 (ebcarfan.com), 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.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Technical
Product Management
Finance
Managing People
Marketing
Sales
Education

The College of New Jersey

BS Mechanical Engineering (Magna Cum Laude)

- 2012

The College of New Jersey

Electrical Engineering Minor

- 2012

Rutgers University School of Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering

- 2015

Certification

EIT (Engineering In Training) Certification