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Inventor lighting up Kickstarter with a new approach to illuminate bike wheels for safer night time riding.

Introducing the Nori Lights - Bicycle Illumination System

San Diego Kickstarter and Inventor, Chris Flynn, came up with a smart way to Illuminate your bike wheels, letting drivers recognize you instantly at night. Well all know that tiny front and rear lights are not enough. Check out this video:

I know Chris Flynn, he's family, as Nori is my Uncle Nori.  I'll be the first to tell you that Uncle Nori would be very proud of Chris.  You can trust Chris to deliver on his promises and deliver on your pledge.  I would appreciate if you would support this project, by:

  • Telling your friends about it.  Add the link to your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn profiles.
  • Buy a Nori Light System if you own a bike, purchase a tee shirt if you don't.
  • Forward this link to one bike shop in your area. Look them up on the web and send them an email via their contact us page.

Let's start another small business in America.  Please support this project today.

Thank you!


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Jim Harrer is a successful start-up CEO, turnaround CEO, interim CEO and an experience change management practitioner. In 1986, Jim founded Mustang Software to develop a line of modem communication software. In 1995 he took that company public (NASDAQ:MSTG), only to be crushed by the World Wide Web in late 1996. Jim pivoted the company away from communications software in 1997 by creating a new email response management system called Mustang Message Center for companies like Nordstrom, Dow Jones, Carnival Cruise Lines, and others. In 2000 the company was acquired for $290m. Jim later went on to become the turnaround CEO for Web Associates, Starbase (NASDAQ:SBAS) and Alchemy Solutions while squeezing in the EventMingle startup from 2005 to 2010. He was a cofounder of Bend Oregon's FounderPad accelerator during 2011-2012 and was a VP Development at TrueBlue, Inc (NYSE:TBI) from 2013-2015 where he lead the IT Application Development team focusing on modernizing legacy applications and innovative new products. Today, Jim offers consulting services while seeking that next great team to join in the Seattle Washington area.


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    Chris Flynn Saturday, 03 November 2012

    Thank you so much Jim. Your support, kind words, and encouragement had a direct influence in this projects success. I am so excited to start delivering on these pledges.

    Ever since i was attending the Art Institute and you told me about your involvement with Alias/Wavefront in creating Maya, building a foundation for what I believe is the greatest 3d program on the market, you have held "super-hero" status in my eyes. I am in admiration of what you have accomplished, and even more so for the type of man you are. And now I am in total gratitude for you believing in me. Thank you so very much.

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