News Feed Item

USC funded startup shines on Kickstarter to end bike wheel theft

Nutlock raised over 232% of needed funding in less than two weeks!

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily dilemma for every cyclist is that, on average, people will have a bicycle stolen in less than two years. A large contributing factor to this is that any thief can steal parts, more specifically your bike wheels, off an already locked bike. It's a quick, easy process that's lucrative for thieves - all that's needed is a wrench.

http://LockYourNuts.com - which redirects you to our Kickstarter page. ">

The current (outdated) solution, lugging around multiple locks (one for the front wheel and one for the frame and back wheel), is unappealing. Cyclists find it a major inconvenience, and more often than not they end up walking their newfound unicycles home when using just one lock.

Tracing back the steps of a thief, (USC) University of Southern California business and engineer alumni made it their mission to dupe thieves. Nutlock, the brainchild of Amir Atighehchi and Mikey Ahdoot, is designed this to be the best bike lock for your wheels in terms of price, ease of use, safety, and design. In short, it's a one-time installation product that provides ultimate bicycle wheel protection. The patent-pending bike wheel fastener works by replacing the existing hex-nuts or quick-release skewers around your bicycle wheel – simple and effective.

Nutlock was conceptually born in the dorm room of the two USC alums in January of 2012. Co-founder Mikey Ahdoot recalls being told to "expect your bike to get stolen at some point throughout your college career." Although forewarned by their orientation speaker, the two Marshall School of Business graduates experienced a baffling number of bicycle wheel theft between themselves. Co-founder Amir Atighehchi explains, "You could walk through campus and see a different discarded bike wheel or battered frame thrust aside almost every day. It's an easy way to make some quick cash. With so many options on a college campus, it's no surprise it happened constantly." Armed with determination, they hit the pavement and scanned the racks on campus. After concluding that the hexagon-nuts were the source of vulnerability, Nutlock was born. Later the duo teamed up with three engineers from USC's Viterbi School of Engineering and got to work. Soon after, the team was accepted in to USC's competitive Accelerator Incubator Program and awarded $15,000.

After two years of development Nutlock is seeking $15,000 on Kickstarter and has already risen over 232% funding in less than two weeks! Nutlock is ready for production with an assortment of variations to ensure supreme security. This startup is ripe – ready to save bikes, one wheel at a time.

Editor's notes:
High-resolution product shots, logos: http://bit.ly/NutlockPress
Video - http://youtu.be/ZabH_gLJEKM

SOURCE Nutlock

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
WebRTC is bringing significant change to the communications landscape that will bridge the worlds of web and telephony, making the Internet the new standard for communications. Cloud9 took the road less traveled and used WebRTC to create a downloadable enterprise-grade communications platform that is changing the communication dynamic in the financial sector. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Leo Papadopoulos, CTO of Cloud9, discussed the importance of WebRTC and how it enables companies to focus...
To leverage Continuous Delivery, enterprises must consider impacts that span functional silos, as well as applications that touch older, slower moving components. Managing the many dependencies can cause slowdowns. See how to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise.
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
Aspose.Total for .NET is the most complete package of all file format APIs for .NET as offered by Aspose. It empowers developers to create, edit, render, print and convert between a wide range of popular document formats within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Aspose compiles all .NET APIs on a daily basis to ensure that it contains the most up to date versions of each of Aspose .NET APIs. If a new .NET API or a new version of existing APIs is released during the subscription peri...
Security, data privacy, reliability, and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house, client-hosted environments to a cloud platform. Quality assurance plays a vital role in ensuring that the appropriate level of risk assessment, verification, and validation takes place to ensure business continuity during the migration to a new cloud platform.
SYS-CON Events announced today that 910Telecom will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Housed in the classic Denver Gas & Electric Building, 910 15th St., 910Telecom is a carrier-neutral telecom hotel located in the heart of Denver. Adjacent to CenturyLink, AT&T, and Denver Main, 910Telecom offers connectivity to all major carriers, Internet service providers, Internet backbones and ...
Ovum, a leading technology analyst firm, has published an in-depth report, Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a DevOps Release Management Solution, 2016–17. The report focuses on the automation aspects of DevOps, Release Management and compares solutions from the leading vendors.
Continuous testing helps bridge the gap between developing quickly and maintaining high quality products. But to implement continuous testing, CTOs must take a strategic approach to building a testing infrastructure and toolset that empowers their team to move fast. Download our guide to laying the groundwork for a scalable continuous testing strategy.
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that LeaseWeb USA, a cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) provider, will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LeaseWeb is one of the world's largest hosting brands. The company helps customers define, develop and deploy IT infrastructure tailored to their exact business needs, by combining various kinds cloud solutions.
StackIQ has announced the release of Stacki 3.2. Stacki is an easy-to-use Linux server provisioning tool. Stacki 3.2 delivers new capabilities that simplify the automation and integration of site-specific requirements. StackIQ is the commercial entity behind this open source bare metal provisioning tool. Since the release of Stacki in June of 2015, the Stacki core team has been focused on making the Community Edition meet the needs of members of the community, adding features and value, while ...
Qosmos has announced new milestones in the detection of encrypted traffic and in protocol signature coverage. Qosmos latest software can accurately classify traffic encrypted with SSL/TLS (e.g., Google, Facebook, WhatsApp), P2P traffic (e.g., BitTorrent, MuTorrent, Vuze), and Skype, while preserving the privacy of communication content. These new classification techniques mean that traffic optimization, policy enforcement, and user experience are largely unaffected by encryption. In respect wit...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.