FEATURES LIGHTUP: FROM MAKER TO PRO

LIGHTUP: FROM MAKER TO PRO

Written by Andrew Terranova

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Gunther Kirsch

HOW TWO CALIFORNIA KIDS WITH A BRIGHT IDEA ARE WORKING TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

LightUp founders Josh Chan and Tarun Pondicherry are at a turning point. They are LightUp’s only two employees, so far, but they’re both working full-time now. They don’t have an office, yet, and are punching the clock at home or in local coffee shops. That plus a website where folks can place pre-orders is about all there is to the infrastructure of LightUp, Inc. For now.

Their product is a modular electronic construction kit that uses magnets to snap together for easy, ...

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