Business degree seniors at Marywood University, Dimitri Thompson and Kendall Farrell, are gearing up for their Kickstarter Campaign, which is set to launch this month.
The entrepreneurs are two-time top 5 finalists in the techBridge competition (also known as The Business Plan Competition), a regional contest designed to stimulate innovative thinking to leverage a technology-driven economy while retaining our regions’ talent.
Thompson and Farrell invented a device called “The Uni-Glider” that cleans the undercarriage of a car. Through the techBridge competition and with the assistance of Christopher Speicher, Ph.D., associate professor of marketing and entrepreneurship at Marywood University, the duo of entrepreneurs was able to fine tune their prototype and move closer to being able to offer the product on the market.
Residing in the Scranton area, and remembering their hometown of New York City, Thompson and Farrell said, “Being from New York City, we deal with a lot of road salt. Everyone who drives in any city has had a moment where they’re stuck behind a truck leaving salt on the road, and we often forget the damage that can be done to the underside of our vehicles as a result.”
Excited for the launch of their Kickstarter Campaign, the business partners are anxiously awaiting graduation in the spring of 2019 so they can devote all of their time to growing their business, T&F Products. In addition to offering the “The Uni-Glider system,” T&F Products, a marketing firm for small businesses, aims to assist clients with the expertise needed to give them an edge over competitor start-up businesses.