Apr 17, 2017
In this episode of TrepStarz, we sit down with Dynamite Obinna, Inventor of the Dynaerobridge. Dynamite left his home in Northern Nigeria for the US at the age of 17. He came alone and, even though he was 6,500 miles from home, he never looked back. His first stop was Philadelphia were he earned a degree in Geographic Information Systems from the Community College of Philadelphia. Not long after, he moved to Daytona Beach and is currently a student at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University studying Aerospace Engineering. Before he moved to Florida, he had the "ah-ha" moment that led to his breakthrough invention. After a short flight from Harrisburg, PA to Philadelphia, PA, his plane sat at the gate for as long as it took to fly between the two cities. He thought to himself, there has to be a quicker and more efficient way to get passengers off commercial airplanes. From this "ah-ha" moment came the idea to invent a jet way that would allow passengers to exit from multiple doors. The Dynaerobridge was born! We chat with Dynamite about his driving forces and what motivates him to press on. We talk about awards he's won and what challenges he still faces to get his invention to market. This is a great story about innovation, determination and utilizing as many resources as possible to reach your destination. Dynamite is still working hard to get to where he wants to be. We're excited to support Dynamite and to share this story with our listeners. Tune in and be inspired!