Seven years ago, Elliot Kreitenberg and his father, orthopedic surgeon Arthur Kreitnberg, built a UV-C light machine called GermFalcon to kill viruses on planes, but the airline industry largely rejected their pitch.
Years later with coronavirus all but wiping out air travel, their machine is looking a lot more attractive.
The founders of Long Beach-based Dimer UVC Innovations are in talks with airlines, transit authorities and others desperate to disinfect airplanes, subways and other transportation vehicles where COVID-19 quickly travels.
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It was a rocky start to the year for Chris Violas, CEO of a growing software startup that services the cannabis industry. Violas got the kind of news that no one really wants to hear: Their payment processor, Stripe, had dumped them.
That meant they couldn't get paid.
"We're not selling weed over here, we're selling software," said Violas, CEO and co-founder of Newport Beach-based BLAZE. "But it's because people keep track of all their weed in our software" that "they wiped their hands."