Sprout worked with now 9 year old entrepreneur Max to create a line of sports mugs that encourage kids [and those young at heart] to literally play with their food. Helping to harness Max’s creativity, Sprout worked with Max to help research, design and manufacture his Mug With A Glove™, The Mug With A Goalpost™, The Soccer Mug With A Goal™ and The Hockey Mug With A Net™. We couldn’t be more stoked to have Max as our youngest client and are even more excited about all his success.
From Max, in his own words. “Hi, my name is Max and I have lots of ideas. I find them in my head. But the Mug With A Hoop™ 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 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 Daily 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!”
Max sold over 18,000 mugs in their first holiday season on the market in 2014. The mugs are now available at local and national retailers such as Nordstrom, UncommonGoods, Hammacher Schlemmer, Amazon, and the Basketball Hall of Fame!
To learn more about Max or to order one of his mugs go to www.maxiscreations.com