Thursday, January 11, 2007

From College Contest to Commercialization

Innovation requires an open mind and enthusiasm. As reported in ”A Car Built by Two, Fast and Way Cool,” by Fischler in The New York Times, Eyal Angel and Seth Rosenberg built a car for their senior design project, as part of a mechanical engineering major at Hofstra University. Neither of them had any training in building cars, but they both had a passion for cars. Their car was modeled after the Ariel Atom 2, a British racecar. However, though exotic racecars can cost close to a quarter of a million dollars, they built their car for $12,000. They hope to manufacture more of the cars and market them for $45,000.

Pursuing your passions and expanding your knowledge can build a stronger business.

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