I first heard about it today, when I received a message from colleague Ken Rasmussen. (I had photographed him a few years ago in the San Francisco Bay area when he was listening to an inventor. A group of us had gathered; we came from the East coast, Utah, California and Canada.)
The email began “Hi Jean” (minor correction, Ken, my name has an unusual spelling: Jeane),
“My company has a break through coil design. It needs funding to implement into an electric motor. We are running a crowd funding project on Indiegogo through Friday next week April 26. I’d appreciate you giving us a glance at first opportunity. http://www.ElectricJumpStart.com
Thanks, Ken Rasmussen “
So I did. The pitch video sounds a bit too smooth at first, but then you realize that it deals with real people who come on camera and are telling you about their backgrounds and credentials. The team has been solving cutting-edge tech challenges for more than 30 years. And the claims made for their Electric Jump Start technology are reasonable in light of what I’ve been hearing about emerging knowledge, even though their breakthrough is potentially game-changing for electric motors.
They only have until Friday April 26 to meet their goal. Check out the honesty — that’s my impression — of their written version of who and what they have. It begins with: “Electric motors need an interaction between magnets and coils. Our new configuration boosts that interaction by an astounding factor.”