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What happens when you bring together a musician and an engineer?In the case of Band Industries co-founders Bassam Jalgha and Hassane Slaibi, it's an entrepreneurial success story of combining your passions to solve a real-world problem.While they joined forces three years ago to create Roadie, an automated string instrument tuner, its inspiration dates back years before they met as students forming a band at the American University of Beirut. As a mechanical engineering student, Jalgha had begun to acquire the technical skills to turn his adolescent dream into reality.After graduating, he participated in Qatar's inaugural 2009 edition of "Stars of Science," a televised science innovation competition. Jalgha took charge of manufacturing, staying in Shenzhen for eight months, while Slaibi returned to Lebanon to finish the mobile app and establish sales channels in the U.S.Nevertheless, Jalgha posted detailed updates on Kickstarter.Most of the 6,000 Roadies made in subsequent production runs have also been sold, Jalgha said.Slaibi plans to set up European sales channels, while Jalgha will work with industrial designers on a second product under development.
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