This is the fourth post of our new interview series to introduce our eight finalists in the week leading up to the Launch finals. To see Spyce and other teams pitching on the big stage, come to the Launch finals at Kresge Auditorium on May 11!

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Team Name: Spyce

Team Members: Michael Farid, Kale Rogers, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter

Q: Give us a 1-sentence pitch of your idea!

A: Spyce has developed the world's first automated restaurant; a machine that's stocked with raw ingredients that autonomously cooks and serves meals to customers with no human involvement.

Q: Wow, so what inspired you to actually pursue starting this company?

A: The poor quality of meals from fast food and quick service restaurants.

Q: What is the most important item to have in the room when you’re meeting?

A: White boards to sketch on, and snacks!

Q: What do you think is the most widespread misconception about entrepreneurship?  

A: That raising money equals a successful venture.

Q: What’s been your biggest accomplishment in this process so far?

A: Serving hundreds of meals to paying customers completely autonomously from the Spyce Kitchen!

Q: What are you most looking forward to for the Launch finals?

A: Showing the audience our brand new restaurant concept and introducing the world to a new meaning of fast food.