Meet Tyler Fellman, One of the 6 ASU Venture’s Founders in the API2X Summer Accelerator

On May 16, 2017 six ASU tech startups joined the inaugural 8-week summer accelerator program, Arizona Prosperity Initiative 2X, API2X for short, at Skysong. API2X takes founders from MVP to VC, walking them through each step to find their critical path to traction with in-depth, bi-weekly business and financial modeling, applied learning projects and 1:1 mentoring. Their intense entrepreneurial training will be tested on Pitch Day on July 5, when each entrepreneur will pitch their innovation in front of a panel of experts. Six more weeks to go! Throughout the summer, we will feature one of the ventures we are proud to collaborate with. This week, let’s meet Tyler Fellman, founder of Fellman Watch Co. Fellman Watch Co. is a startup company specializing in wristwatches designed for outdoor elements. Sourcing directly from the manufacturer, Fellman Watch Co. assembles in the US for high quality control and incorporates elements from luxury watches at an affordable price. Don’t miss out on the exclusive deals only available through Kickstarter, which will end on June 10! BACK THIS PROJECT NOW Tyler, what is your tech background? I have a technical background and a Mechanical Engineering degree from ASU. Through university and after graduation, I worked in the aerospace field. Most recently I was and engineer at Raytheon until I returned to ASU to pursue an MBA and MSE in Systems Engineering. In parallel to returning to university, I launched Fellman Design and Enterprises and our flagship product, Fellman Watch Co.   Why did you start a watch line? Something was missing. It started as a project four years ago when I could not...