FunBand wins Best Presentation at Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition
On March 8, 2017, 12 of the hottest southern California startups selected from a pool of 160 companies took the stage to deliver a 60 second pitch at the 2nd Annual Tech Coast Angels Celebration of Entrepreneurship event held at the Segerstrom Theater in Costa Mesa. Judges based scores on presentation and fundability. Prizes were awarded for Best Overall, Best Presentation, and Most Fundable.
FunBand was one of the audience favorites and won Best Presentation. CEO Rehema Feleke, says “FunLoop is the kid tracker that amusement parks have been waiting for. We plan to partner with amusement parks, zoos, and county fairs to make it hassle-free for parents to use the tracker.”
Founders Rehema Feleke (HCEMBA ’16) a pediatric emergency physician and Simon Loo (FEMBA ’17), an engineer, conceived the idea of FunBand while at the Merage School after a near abduction of a friend’s child in an amusement park. The startup went on to win first place in the UCI Business Plan competition May 2016 and have been making significant headway since.