Mug - Max'is Creations
This mug is a real fan favorite! Great for tossing marshmallows into hot chocolate, crackers into soup or even toppings onto ice cream!
Mug is oversized and can be used as a cup or a bowl. Score some major points with this patent pending invention and be part of The Mug With A Hoop™ sensation currently sweeping the nation!
- Large size ~6.5" L x 5" W x 4.5" H
- 16 ounce capacity
- Handcrafted in Thailand
- FDA and Prop-65 compliant
- Dishwasher safe
- CPSIA certified
Greetings from a Kid Entrepreneur:
Hi, my name is Max and I have lots of ideas. I find them in my head. But The Mug With A HoopTM is my best so far. I was even issued a patent from the U.S. Patent Office!
When I was 8 years old, I had the idea to put a basketball hoop on a mug that I was making in art class at school.
I knew it was a good idea because other kids started copying me. I worked with Sean O'Reilly at 3D Printsmith, a CAD design expert to make a 3D prototype of my mug.
I was invited to present my idea at The Blank Center for Entrepreneurship at Babson College.
And then my parents helped me submit my idea to the Product Pitch at Fenway contest sponsored by the dialy grommet and Boston.com.
They called me on the phone to ask me some questions. And then two days later, I found out that I was picked as one of Ten Finalists. And it wasn’t even a contest for kids!
I got to go to Fenway Park to present my idea.
And I was named the winner of the popular vote on Facebook! I was even featured in the Boston Business Journal and the Boston Herald.
Following the contest, I ran a successful crowd funding campaign on Indiegogo.
I raised over $6000 for my business along with over $900 for the research program at my school!
I showcased my mugs at a sports memorabilia convention and Celtic legends Bill Russell, Bill Walton and John Havlicek all signed my mug!
I was a Keynote speaker at a Youth CITIES youth entrepreneurship event in Boston. They even gave me a standing ovation!
This past spring I was invited back to the 2nd Annual Product Pitch at Fenway to share my experiences with other entrepreneurs on the Maker journey.
With help from my awesome team from Sprout Studios, we 3D printed one of my latest concepts at Fenway Park as part of the live stream on Boston.com. Yes, you guessed it - The mug with a gloveTM
I was interviewed on the jumbotron and even got to take a picture with my mugs and the Boston Red Sox 2013 World Championship Trophy.
The next day, I had a great showing at the Boston Gift Show.
Manufacturing in the USA and Thailand:My first edition white mugs are handcrafted in the USA at MudShark Studios in Portland, Oregon.
I Got A Patent!I was recently issued a patent for The Mug With A Hoop™ and I have design and utility patent applications pending for the rest of my “play with food” concepts.
Mugs Are A Retail Success!My mugs launched with great acclaim. I sold over 18,000 mugs during holiday 2014 and made my retail partners very happy! Nearly every store that carried my mugs had to re-order. I even did personal appearances at Nordstrom where I signed my mugs.
What's Great About My MugsMy mugs are not just for kids. Moms like my mugs because they help kids not fool around at the table. And adults who like sports like them too. My product reviews have been really great!
My mugs are good for people who can’t go outside and play basketball. Like kids in the hospital. And people needing occupational therapy.
I am hoping that schools, colleges and companies will put their logo on my mugs. Or even NBA and MLB teams.