BYUID Senior Project and Beyond

Two BYU industrial design students have taken classroom innovation to the next level, using Kickstarter to launch their senior project into a real business.  In one month they raised more than three times their original funding goal.   

Aaron Puglisi and Daniel Shirley founded their company, Tessel, and created the “Jet Pack” backpack, which was successfully funded through their Kickstarter project.  The Jet Pack incorporates advanced design, utility and the playful childhood desire to fly.