FuelBox Inc. Wins Indiegogo’s White House "Maker Challenge" by Exceeding Crowd-Funding Campaign by 142 Percent

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Santa Barbara Maker of "Ultimate Mobile Charging Device" Gets Support From Sponsors Amazon and Autodesk

FuelBox Inc., makers of the ultimate mobile charging solution, the powerStation™, were named winners of Indiegogo’s “Maker Challenge” best campaign, sponsored by Amazon and Autodesk.

The Indiegogo “Maker Challenge,” part of President Barack Obama’s White House program to encourage U.S.-based technology development and manufacturing, promotes innovative programs and campaigns on its crowd-funding website.

In winning, FuelBox raised $71,000 in five weeks, or 142 percent of its fundraising goal. In addition, it was featured on Indiegogo's newsletter twice. The newsletter highlights the most interesting and innovative campaigns on their site.

“We cannot even begin to fully express how excited we are to have won this award for entrepreneurship and innovation,” said Dan Friedman, co-founder and chief marketing officer. “The powerStation is our first product; however, as true innovators, we have many additional innovative mobile-charging products in our developmental pipeline.”

The FuelBox powerStation™ is the first mobile device power charging product to offer universal compatibility for all mobile devices, including all cords built-in, 25-hours of charging time, home and travel capability, and a lightweight, compact design.

As winners, FuelBox receives an entrepreneurial mentorship from online retailer Amazon, Amazon credit, and a three-month professional Amazon account subscription. Autodesk, the leading 3D CAD/CAM software company, is providing FuelBox with its Fusion 360™ 3D CAD/CAM software tool. In addition, it is providing mentorship to help FuelBox bring new products to market, from conceptual design to rendering to 3D printing.

“FuelBox is a shinning example of an exceptional entrepreneurial campaign that was able to utilize our platform to their advantage,” said Evan Cohen, Indiegogo spokesperson. “We are very impressed with their campaign and believe these innovators will be extremely successful moving forward.”

About FuelBox Inc.:

FuelBox Inc. Santa Barbara, Calif. is a mobile charging technology company committed to creating the ultimate charging solutions for mobile devices. The company was founded in the Scheinfeld Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Santa Barbara City College. Its co-founders are Robert Herr and Dan Friedman. The company’s flagship product, The FuelBox powerStation™, is the only mobile charging device to feature universal compatibility for all mobile devices, with all cords built-in, 25-hours of charging, and a lightweight, elegant design for at home and on-the-go travel usage.

Find out more: http://www.myfuelbox.com

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FuelBox Inc.
116 E. Yanonali Street, suite F-1
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Press contact: Bob Chew at bchew(dot)boldpointnow(at)gmail(dot)com
Company Contact: Dan(dot)Friedman(at)MyFuelBox(dot)com, 818-665-6178

For more information on Indiegogo’s “Maker Challenge,” go to: Indiegogo’s Maker Challenge.

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