Eric Migicovsky is one of those “overnight success” stories that was years in the making.
In just six days, the University of Waterloo systems design engineering grad has raised more than $3.2 million in online orders for his new “smartwatch” that connects wirelessly with the iPhone and Android phones.
He appears set to smash all previous records for Kickstarter, a New York-based online funding platform for products in such fields as technology, music, food and publishing.
“We’re pretty pumped,” Migicovsky said in a phone interview Monday from Palo Alto, Calif.,
Remember the BlackBerry watch? Its creator, a Waterloo systems design engineering and VeloCity graduate Eric Migicovsky, is now following up with a next-generation watch for iPhone and Android, and he’s already raised nearly $1 million in pre-sales since yesterday to bring it to market.
That’s 10 times the $100,000 his company, Pebble Technology of Palo Alto, CA, set out to raise by May 18 – more than a month away.
Systems design engineering professor Maud Gorbet has been honoured for her work in the community by the Women of Waterloo Region (WoW) in the Science and Technology category.
She was recognized for her leadership in bringing the FIRST Lego League (FLL) program to the Waterloo region that has resulted in children between the ages of nine and 14 becoming excited about science and technology.