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SterraClimb LLC

SterraClimb has developed the world's first robotic stair-climbing handtruck, for carrying heavy loads and reducing injuries.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Other
  • Location Princeton, NJ, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2005
  • Employees 4
  • Website

Company Summary

SterraClimb is a Robotics company that has invented the world’s first intelligent, motorized, stair-­climbing handtruck, eliminating the burden of moving heavy loads up and down stairs for industry and consumers. The technology will drastically reduce workers’ compensation expenses for companies who face a high rate of worker injuries from transporting heavy loads, including the package-­shipping, bottled water delivery, and moving industries.


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    Steven Kamara
    Founder & CEO

    Steven received his B.A. in Politics from Princeton University, and always had a passion for innovative technologies. Steven conceived of the company blueprints while witnessing an elderly lady at Penn Station struggling to lift her heavy luggage up the stairs. Soon after, he partnered up with two Princeton engineering graduates to create the first prototypes.

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    Kit Champlin
    Director of Operations

    Kit received his BA in Politics from Princeton. He joins SterraClimb from, and is a US Army veteran and volunteer firefighter.

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    Joseph Sarokhan
    Chief Technology Officer

    Joe received his B.S.E in Mechanical Engineering, and a Certificate in Robotics and Artificial Intelligence from Princeton University. He has worked for several high tech companies including Johnson & Johnson Advanced Technology Research Lab, in various capacities including design, development, production, and outsourcing. He is the author of several high tech patents.

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    Michael Yang

    Mike earned a B.S.E., Magna Cum Laude, in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, receiving the Sigma Xi Book Award for his accomplishments. He has worked for several high tech institutions including Lincoln Laboratory, Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox), and the Department of Defense. Mike has authored many optimization-related patents and academic papers in the fields of mechanical devices, organic transistors, and network deployment.