Partnering on Entrepreneurship in India
Pratheek Palanethra, Richard Verma and Justin Jacobs at a farewell party for the former ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in India. Palanethra and Jacobs founded freebowler, to help cricket teams practice batting.
Bethlehem Entrepreneurs Bringing Sport of Cricket into Mainstream
Justin Jacobs (left) and Pratheek Palanethra are the co-creators of freebowler, a portable bowling machine capable of throwing real cricket balls. (courtesy photo). Launch Bay C demo day.
Pratheek Palanethra - Founder/COO(aka Pratt)
"Education is important, but Cricket is more important to me".
Pratt graduated from Lehigh University with Masters in Technical Entrepreneurship. Pratt conceptualized the business idea for the world's first non-electrical, portable and affordable cricket bowling machine and is the business lead for the team at freebowler LLC. He has a strong background in cricket both at the professional and the managerial level with an excellent network of connections in the cricket industry both in USA and India.
Justin Jacobs - Co Founder/CIO (aka JJ)
" I'm enthusiastic about breathing new life into age-old cricket products "
Justin Jacobs is the co-founder of freebowler and is the engineering lead of the team. He has industrial experience in manufacturing, production, design and content management for social media marketing. Justin has a Master’s of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship from Lehigh University. Justin is also the Lab Manager in the FAB LAB at Northampton Community College where he assists in student and post-graduate startups.