$5M in Pilot pre-orders!

May 23, 2017Uncategorized

A year after our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign started, the Pilot Translating Earpiece reached $5 million in pre-orders or 25,000 units sold!   Marion and Bill trying out English-French   So some of you may be wondering, what is so special about Pilot? Here is what we respond… The sharing experience: with a partner or in … Read More

Stage One Startup Interview with CEO Andrew Ochoa

April 19, 2017Uncategorized

CEO Andrew Ochoa is this week’s guest speaker at Stage One Startup! Listen to him talk about Pilot, our team and the crowdfunding campaign on episode 42: Creating an innovative product that changes the world and bridges the gap between languages and people! Link to Podcast.

Shenzhen China: sneak peek

April 17, 2017Uncategorized

Sergio, our Head of Design Engineering, spent the month of March in Shenzhen, China to oversee the Pilot manufacturing. He recently came back to New York for a few days before returning for several months of production and post-production. Sergio went to China for what we call “preliminary production” which consists of finalizing all aspects … Read More

Our First Public Demo at MWC!

March 9, 2017Uncategorized

Last week, we attended the 4YFN (Four Years from Now) event at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain and we showcased the Pilot translating earpiece for the first public demo! It was great meeting people from around the world and sharing our vision for the Pilot earpiece: to bridge language barriers. We discussed the three main usages for … Read More

Announcing at least 10 additional languages!

February 21, 2017Uncategorized

Language is often described as a building block in the process of constructing and interpreting the world around us. As the world becomes more global, we can’t help but sometimes find ourselves “lost in translation”, and unable to fully understand a certain culture or its people. In some ways, it is languages that allows us … Read More

One Step Closer: New Designs & E-Commerce

February 4, 2017News, Uncategorized

This week, we launched our own e-commerce platform after receiving a staggering amount of interest and support for the Pilot Translation Kit on IndieGoGo. You can now purchase the Pilot Translation Kit on our website, with the ability to select any color and quantity you want. We also launched brand new designs of Pilot and … Read More

Our Campaign is Closing!

January 13, 2017Uncategorized

Our IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign is closing in a few days so this is your last chance to become an early backer and buy the Pilot translation earpiece at 30% off! Early backers get special treatment: They never have to pay for new languages when they become available this Fall. Don’t wait to order!

Happy New Year 2017! 4 Million Thanks!

January 5, 2017Uncategorized

On January 1st, our IndieGoGo campaign reached $ 4 Million! THANK YOU SO MUCH for your continuous support on this incredible journey and Happy New Year 2017! Remember: Our IndieGoGo campaign is closing soon and this is your last chance to become an early backer and buy the Pilot translating earpiece at 30% off! All … Read More

It’s Happening: We’re in China!

November 19, 2016Uncategorized

We’re excited to share that in October we traveled to Shenzen and Hong Kong, China to visit factories and select final manufacturing partners to produce the Pilot earpiece. Our CEO, Andrew Ochoa, also presented during HWTrek, a community of hardware innovators. CEO Andrew Ochoa presenting at HWTrek We visited manufacturing factories specializing in molding, 3D … Read More

We are Halfway Through this Journey!

October 31, 2016Uncategorized

Six months ago, we began communicating with you about our IndieGogo early bird campaign, and what an incredible journey it has been since. Our backers have shared amazing stories and given us great examples of how they plan to use the Pilot to speak with friends, family or anyone they encounter in their everyday lives. … Read More