I risked, my career, my life savings, investor money and my personal relationship(s) to start a company because I passionately believe it can change sports safety. AMA
Nov 2nd 2014 by FITGuard • 25 Questions • 932 Points
My short bio: I am Anthony Gonzales, Co-Founder of Force Impact Technologies, exclusive producer of the FITGuard: Impact Indicating Mouthguard.
My Proof: http://igg.me/at/ForceImpact/x/8717400
In May 2013 quit my job at a fortune 100 company, and packed my bags and moved in with my parents (temporarily), half way through a full-time MBA program.
I have since, completed my MBA in Supply Chain, raised and spent $140k of seed funding, moved into my own place, and continued on my goal of producing a device that will improve sports safety in youth athletics. My journey has been filled with many setbacks, a ton of controversy, and a hell of a lot of desire to succeed.
Update Thanks very much for all of the great questions. I will be back Nov 3rd 12:00 PST to answer the rest of the questions that get posted over night
You are aware that a concussion can and frequently does occur with out the person getting knocked out right?
Very much so.
Alright! What do you bring to the table, sell yourself!
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