Business Overview

Astronomical manufactures low cost and effective means of safety illumination for longboarding commuters. See, be seen, and look cool while doing it. Our product, the LateSkate is the first device to feature headlights, taillights, and under glow patterns for 360º of visibility, automatic brake and bail lights (hazard lights that engage when the rider slows down or suddenly dismounts the board due to a slip or fall). LateSkate is entirely App controlled by an iPhone or Android device and boasts a universal design compatible with any longboard or skateboard. Astronomical Products created the LateSkate to save lives. We are responding to approximately 7,500 ER visits and 16 annual deaths from nighttime automobile striking unseen riders as well as sudden surge in both the longboarding industry and an increase of awareness to, “skate safe, be visible!” Be safe, look cool! Astronomical will be the hippest, trendiest start-up and company within the area. We aim to transform the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area into a hotspot for the rapidly emerging longboard market.

Management Team

Frank Winger – Founder and CEO

Frank is an Eagle Scout, founder of Northeast Pennsylvania based College SnowJam (@Montage Mountain), crack salesman, and heads and founded multiple committees and programs across Marywood University where as a Junior he students towards his Bachelors in Business Administration at the School of Business and Global Innovation under Dr. Chris Speicher. He is currently working for Adam Ceresko/FrenchGirls App tailoring the marketing strategy for the college age demographic

Michael Neri – Co-founder and Chief Management Officer

Mike will be graduating with his B.B.A from Marywood this Spring 2015. He is the captain of the Marywood Cross Country Team and is a Manager at Chipotle in Wilkes-Barre.

Sarah Liang – Human Resources

Sarah is a freshman at Marywood working on her five year M.B.A. and HR program. She currently oversees and organizes Scranton’s Friends of the Poor’s incoming donations and physical assets.