Flash Scientific Technology

Predicting lightening strikes 15-25 minutes early wit...


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FLASH Scientific Technology: Fast Facts

FLASH is a weather analytics company whose cornerstone product is a lightening prediction application that gives users 15 to 25 minutes lead time on the impending first strike from a thunderstorm with up to a 99% accuracy. It is also able to predict the last strike giving users the all clear to resume outdoor activities. This same algorithm is being applied to other products such as tornado, wind and hail prediction giving advance notice in the 1-to-3-hour timeframe.

Lightning Continues To Baffle
When should you seek shelter? When can you resume normal activity?

There is also NO current way of determining when conditions are safe to resume normal activities. Current practices state 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard but this has proven to be highly unreliable and led to many more injuries and deaths due to its inaccuracies.

In addition, the economic impact of lightening delays is in the hundreds of millions of dollars per year per airline. Even worse, airports such as Atlanta Hartsfield see additional impacts. A ground stoppage due to lightning has proven to cost in excess of $1 million for every 30-minute period.

FLASH Changes Everything

Traction & Accomplishments

Lead software engineer and software firm are in a six-week sprint to produce version 2 of the software that will feature a callable API across the United States for lightning prediction and lightning cessation.

We have a demo version currently that can produce lightening predictions on both real-time and historical datasets.

We have provided demos and/or had high-level talks with Spirit Airlines, NetJets, Troone Golf, GolfNow, Ambee Weather, PGA Tour, Tennessee Parks and Rec, and Georgia Power.

Meet The Founder

Jason Deese | Founder and CEO

  • Career research meteorologist with 21 years at NOAA's National Weather Service
  • Previously an aviation meteorologist with NetJets Aviation in Columbus, Ohio, giving precision forecasts to high profile clientele
  • He then transitioned to research and operational meteorology in locations such as Atlanta, Birmingham, Jacksonville, and Tampa locations known for their propensity to produce lightning
  • Mr. Deese forecasts thunderstorm development at these locations while also researching ways to predict initial lightning formation through analysis of the atmosphere and incorporation of observational data
  • For the last 10 years, Mr. Deese forecasted for the busiest airport in the world, Atlanta Hartsfield, where he saw the potential that a lightning prediction algorithm could bring 

Michael Winston, CFA | Strategic Advisor

  • Began his career with Credit Suisse First Boston and later spent five years as a portfolio manager, co-running $1B at one of the largest investment funds in the world, Millennium Partners
  • After leaving Millennium, Mr. Winston created the Sutton View group of companies, dedicated to forming investment partnerships on behalf of institutional and qualified investors
  • He has appeared on CNBC, been recognized for excellence in investing by Institutional Investor Magazine and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal 

Chuck Shanklin | Strategic Advisor

  • Decades of experience including Artais Weather Check (the original inventor of the AWOS, the Automated Weather Observing System, and ASOS, the Automated Surface Observing System)
  • Assisted in the family acquisition of Crestview Aerospace, turned the company into a massively successful enterprise, and later managed and facilitated the sale of Crestview Aerospace to L-3 Communications 

Ron Sandel | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in fundraising and overall company growth
  • Technology business executive with over 20 years experience and has advised early stage startups from inception to IPO and acquisition
  • Is currently the General Manager of HotelTonight, an Airbnb company, where he manages day-to-day operations with a focus on growth. He previously held executive positions at Yahoo and Chegg, where he led growth and operations from pre-IPO to a publicly traded company 

Brenda Paauwe-Navori | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in the aviation and space industries
  • Founder and former President of GoGo Jet Inflight
  • Board Member of Jet Token and St. Thomas Yacht Club Foundation
  • In addition to being on several Advisory Boards, Brenda is an aviation and aerospace veteran having sold business jets valued in aggregate at over a billion dollars
  • She brings over 20 years of executive experience with global industry leaders including Embraer Aircraft, Inc., Flexjet by Bombardier, Virgin Group and Antilles Genot & Partners 

J.B. Bernstein | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in marketing and fundraising
  • A "Genetically Wired Entrepreneur," Bernstein has helped fund and successfully launch businesses in Packaged Goods, Trading Cards, Digital Content, Sports, TV, Supplements, Building Blocks, and New Tech
  • As a 35+ year veteran of the sports marketing and packaged goods industries, Mr. Bernstein has been called an “Evolutionary Force Multiplier” in business, and is widely respected for his creative problem solving and positive results
  • Bernstein’s early work includes positions with Grey Advertising, Procter & Gamble, Upper Deck, and Major League Soccer before starting his own sports agency 

Greg Fell | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in the aviation industry and social media marketing
  • Fell is the CEO of Tsū, a social media platform that is innovating social media and eCommerce into a platform that pays users for their content and allows them to market and sell products to their community
  • He is the former COO of Gama Aviation, the largest managed aircraft business in the US, flies over 200 flights a day and has over 200 planes under management across the globe 

Ehud Talmor | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in the aviation industry
  • Decorated, recently retired senior officer from the Israeli Air Force with over 20 years of experience in all aspects of air combat and aircraft logistics
  • He began his career in 1995 as a fighter pilot and later, flight instructor
  • He subsequently took on a variety of supervisory roles, including F-16 deputy squadron commander
  • In 2007, he joined the Acquisitions Department of the Israeli Ministry of Defense and later held the position of Project Manager for three separate Air Force jet acquisition projects 

George Murnane | Advisor

  • Provides expertise in the commercial aviation industry
  • Overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Company’s staff, programs, expansion and mission execution, as well as for developing and implementing value-added initiatives to grow the Company’s business
  • Previously, Mr. Murnane held a number of aviation-related senior positions in management and operations (CEO / COO / CFO) at ImperialJet Europe and VistaJet (European business jet charter companies) and more

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