From BizLaunch: Flameout, LLC


Flameout expo

PROFILE:  Flameout, LLC – Eduardo Arias, Lori Ericsson, LeMonte Graham and William Sawyer

Meet Eduardo Arias, Lori Ericsson, LeMonte Graham and William Sawyer. Last year, these four entrepreneurs met through the Startup Quest®  program, and were mentored by Carol Ann Dykes, Business Incubator Manager for the University of Central Florida. As a part of the program, the team was provided the opportunity to evaluate and market a NASA-patented, non-halogenated flame retardant system.

After their experiences working together as a team during Startup Quest and highly interested in the technology they evaluated, these four entrepreneurs formed Flameout, LLC.

The owners-operators of Flameout are committed to producing an environmentally-friendly, non-halogenated polymeric flame retardant additive resin system to manufacturers of electronic casings. Their goal is that the additive system will be competitively-priced, be produced and distributed with sustainability in mind, and provide a high performance flame retardant capability.
We asked the management team for Flameout to answer some questions for us –

What three pieces of advice would you give to college students who want to become entrepreneurs?

  • Pick your teammates carefully
  •  Be committed and willing to learn
  • Work hard and smart and be accepting of change

How do you define success?

  •  Remaining persistent and positive through the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur

To what do you most attribute your success?

  • Having a team of mentors, consultants, and NASA willing to assist and believe in us

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

  • Being invited by NASA to participate in its Innovation Expo