TITAN Mixer Bottle
My name is Fredrick Bowman. I am 25 years old and I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up as a child in the inner city was tough, due to so many negative influences. Most kids my age had regular run-ins with gangs, drugs and the local police, however, my parents made it their priority to provide my twin brother and myself with positive outlets and activities.
Ever since I could remember, my dream was to become an inventor. While most of my peers were playing video games and watching cartoons, I was always sketching product ideas and concepts on whatever I could find around my house. I always told myself that one day I would invent products that would benefit people all over the world.
Fast forward decades later, and I currently live in Columbus, Ohio where I have perused my dream. In the winter of 2014, a small team consisting of myself, my twin brother, and a couple classmates, founded our design firm, FIVEiD Studio, and after many months of development we launched our very first product: the TITAN Mixer Bottle.
My dreams for the future is to continue build brands that will bring jobs here to Ohio. I want to inspire younger generations, especially minorities, that anything is possible if you chase your dreams. At FIVEiD, it is our goal to empower people by utilizing good design. Through research, empathy and innovation, we want to create brands that make a difference in everyday lives.
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TITAN Mixer Bottle is the world’s first protein mixer bottle that doesn’t require shaking. It holds up to 20 oz. of fluids and utilizes our patented TITAN blade, which when pumped up and down, cuts through clumps of protein leaving you with a smooth and consistent protein shake in no time. The bottle also has a “store & pour container,” which holds up to two standard-sized scoops of your favorite supplement making on-the-go protein management a breeze.
In May 2015, TITAN Mixer Bottle was launched on Kickstarter. Our goal was to raise at least 25k, which we raised in only 10 days! At the end of our campaign, we raised $66,694 from thousands of people around the world. Once our campaign ended, we revisited the design and refined it to include additional features to make the product even better. We are proud to say that we are currently working with one of the largest bottle manufacturers and we will be finalizing production and fulfilling orders in the upcoming months. We are currently selling our product exclusively on our ecommerce site (www.titanmixerbottle.com), but look to be in retail stores and chains soon as well.
What I am most proud about our business is that, we had an idea for a better product/solution and my team was dedicated in making sure that we saw it through till the end. There wasn’t any amount of education that could have had prepared us for what it takes to bring a product to market, but it has been an exciting journey and we are extremely excited what the future holds.
What is the purpose of this loan?
This loan will help provide the capital needed to assist with production and fulfillment costs. By using the capital generated from this loan, it will allow us to up our production quantity and improve our margins, as well as having a sufficient amount of inventory for us to continue to sell throughout the year. My team also has other products and ideas that we plan on releasing through the TITAN Brand and any additional funds will go into Research and Development for the next innovative TITAN product.
Years in operation: 1 year – 3 years
A loan of $10,000 helps Fredrick complete production of our bottle mixer and purchase inventory.