Raymond Li comes to Florida. Frazier is working at High Performance Jet Ski Garage. Ray pitches initial personal propulsion device idea to the boss of the place. Boss is not interested, tells him to talk to Frazier.
In 2003, I felt like I had a good enough concept that I could solicit funding. I asked for help from the National Research Council of Canada and was given a grant. That money helped me move forward, and in 2005, I moved down to Fort Lauderdale to work with watercraft experts. It was a tough time because I wasn’t on a permanent visa and had to go back and forth a lot between the U.S. and Canada. It was a long road, but eventually, around 2008, the prototype started looking better and investors came calling.