Roy Nolan, FEMBA ‘14

Roy Nolan launched Gearhead Zone, an innovative start-up company based in Los Angeles, based on his invention that he first pitched during an entrepreneurship elective in the FEMBA program. Its goal is to help motorcycle riders with cumbersome maintenance issues. Roy’s products are conceptualized, CAD designed, 3-D printed and extensively tested by riders. His first design prototypes took a year and a half to design, make and test. The results were less than satisfactory, he then scrapped the design and decided to move on. He then refined the designed with a much simpler solution, printed and tested it. This is a what you call a classic Pivot Point during the entrepreneurship journey. New prototypes were tested extensively by the motorcycle community, adjustments were made and the leap to production was made. To view Roy’s products please visit www.motochainmate.com.

Roy says the entrepreneurship elective classes he took while attending the FEMBA program provided a solid foundation for his business start-up. He really enjoyed the camaraderie between the professors and students while taking the classes. It created a special bond that will always stick with him which he is very grateful for.

Roy earned his MBA from the Graziadio Business School in 2014.

Roy Nolan, FEMBA ‘14
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