It takes Two to Change the World: Tomorrow’s Innovation – Zechariah Lefholz and Michael Alexander

Zechariah Lefholz (19) and Michael Alexander (18) both MADE Competition Competitors and UCM Business Camp graduates.

Zechariah Lefholz (19) and Michael Alexander (18) both MADE Competition Competitors and UCM Business Camp graduates.

Co-Owners, Zechariah “Riah” Lefholz and Michael Alexander, ages 19 and 18 respectively, have set out to make changes to the way we all live. With their company, Tomorrow’s Innovation the future Rolla S&T Students say that “the future is only a day away”. Where did all this stem from? “When we first came up with our idea in our senior engineering capstone class,” Lefholz and Alexander say, “we did not even think of selling it or let alone create a business from our idea. So I guess this just all happened out of circumstances. My partner and I came up with our product and won a couple competitions and was given a chance to attend an entrepreneurship camp at UCM.”

Dead-eye aimed at adding another success under their belt, the two have been accepted into the MADE in Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition at the State Fair in Sedalia, Missouri. To exemplify this concentration, Lefholz and Alexander state, “You have to sell yourself if you want to be able to reach your goals. You can’t walk into things without being sure of yourself and your idea.” It goes without saying, the two of them are very sure of themselves and their idea.

Lefholz and Alexander presenting their idea to a judge at the engineering competition.

Lefholz and Alexander presenting their idea to a judge at the engineering competition.

The current idea under the parent company, Tomorrow’s Innovation, is to re-invent the lock. By creating a new form of the current locking mechanism, Lefholz and Alexander explain, “We found the problem that there is [an] inability to operate or unlock a combination padlock. Once we saw this problem we came up with a solution to this problem and came up with a lock that allows you to not have to memorize the combination at all.”

Curious about the new lock you may be using in the near future? Go to the Sedalia State Fair, see it for yourself and ask for a demo!

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