The Martin Jetpack – The Jetsons are alive and flying in New Zealand

by Mike88Aug 15, 2013

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Martin Jetpack - Credit

Martin Jetpack – Credit

New Zealand is not normally known for its advanced aviation industry, however super hero Glenn Martin has managed to build a prototype of a Jetpack and has managed to get the NZ Government to approve manned test flights.

The company is accepting $5000 deposits for the craft, with an expected price of $100,000  (there is question about the final price)

This is a great way to customer-strap your business by getting your customers to help fund the development process.

I admire a guy who can bring together a project like this. You can imagine the naysayers who probably felt he was crazy, he probably spent every dollar he had on getting this to market and I hope it is a wild success for him.

This is the sort of guy that Startup88 loves 🙂

Martin-Jetpack-three-quarters Martin Jetpack - Pilot





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Mike NichollsAustralian Inventor + Entrepreneur working with a small team of engineers building prototypes from Inventions including two medical devices.Publishes and has assessed/reviewed +500 inventions and +200 startups in the last 3 years.Mentors Sydney Startups via Incubate and other incubators and helps members of the Australian Startup Community via the website with free publicity and advertising.Experience in numerous industries including Digital Publishing, Cloud Computing, Apps, Hardware, Aviation, Real Estate & Finance and Health/Medical Devices.