Exercise tech firm Echelon opens facility in Orlando, creates jobs

When Echelon Chief Technology Officer John Santo developed the company’s app-connected exercise bike, it was far from glamorous. 

In fact, Santo and a developer once met at a Wawa gas station at 10:30 p.m. The pair worked on a circuit board, which Santo says “looked like a bomb,” in the parking lot, with cords running inside the Wawa to plug into outlets. A few months later, however, the finished exercise bike appeared on shopping network QVC and orders began to pour in. Read more here.