On August 14th, The Orange County Business Journal announced the nominees for its Third Annual Innovator of the Year Awards. UCI Applied Innovation is proud to announce that Dr. Rehema Feleke, CEO of Wayfinder team FunBand, Inc., is among the 2017 nominees.
FunBand is an award winning startup from Irvine, CA with a hassle-free kid tracker that parents can rent at amusement parks to keep track of their kids. Feleke developed Funband’s, FunLoop after experiencing a close call at an amusement park involving a friends child. FunBand intends to supply FunLoop to amusement parks, counties fairs, and zoos.
At UCI, Feleke earned her Healthcare Executive MBA in 2016 at the Paul Merage School of Business. During this time, FunBand won first place at the New Venture Competition. Additionally, FunBand won Best Presentation at the Orange County Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition in March 2017. The company plans to go to market in 2017.
FunBand’s startup pitch can be viewed on our UCI Applied Innovation Page. To view click here.