Michael is passionate about entrepreneurship, manufacturing, and technology development. He is focused on sales, marketing, business strategy, and operational processes, procedures, and efficiency. Michael is experienced in securing funding through federal, state and private grant institutes, commercial and government sales, and private investments.
We skipped the traditional early friends and family round early on, seeing the investment of the research at the time as a risky opportunity to provide initial friends and family. We bootstrapped raised our first couple hundred thousand dollars through business plan competitions like the OSU Riata competition, and the LTFF StartUp Cup, grants like OCAST, NSF, NASA, and some initial early adoption customers.14 January 2022