We’re idealists, and proud of it. We can see a future where transportation is much more eco-friendly and where more people have access to it. Can you see it too?
The cardboard bike is the first of its kind, made of recycled cardboard along with melted recycled plastic and car tires. Despite being primarily made of cardboard, the bicycle is durable, fire and water resistant, and can support up to 300 pounds. Cardboard Technologies’ industrial and environmental game changing revolution will touch both consumers and enterprise. Imagine a time when every plastic or cardboard product that is thrown into the recycle bin will contribute to the creation of a bicycle, toy or wheelchair.
Izhar Gafni – Inventor and CTO
Izhar is a mechanical engineer and a multi-disciplinary systems developer. In addition to having invented the Cardboard Bicycle, he is also known for his development of the Automatic Pomegranate Peeling machine, a prize-winning invention recognized by the American Association of Engineers. Other inventions of Izhar include a smart robot that sews shoes and a climbing machine for people with physical disabilities. Prior to his current role, Izhar worked with a select group of manufacturing companies including Pom Wonderful and Juran Metal Works.
Nimrod Elmish – CEO
Nimrod, a software engineer (BSc.), is an experienced executive with a rich background of working with start ups, accompanying them through their entire life cycle – from the establishment of their vision to fund raising, product development and commercialization. In 2004, Nimrod founded one of the largest angel investor clubs in Israel, which he has managed ever since. The club has since completed more than 40 seed investments, with Nimrod acting as the lead investor in five of them. Nimrod is also a veteran Mentor at the Microsoft Accelerator in Israel.
Michael Gallant – COO
Michael brings intensive experience in managing high complex projects. His expertise includes leading multi-disciplinary teams in a wide variety of military and civilian fields. Amongst Michael’s core competencies are the abilities to coordinate and direct the execution of tasks throughout various organizational departments, and to ensure that projects are completed on budget, on time.