The industry of drinkware is filled with opportunities, poised to grow exponentially in the years to come. From houseware, food services as well as the retail space, there is great potential in terms of scope. The push for growth is inherently due to evolving consumer preferences and needs while the hotel industry and catering services show an increasing demand for these products as well.
Dylan Jacob is a serial entrepreneur with a flair for ingenuity and unique business concepts. Being one of the top 10 in graduating class, Dylan received direct admission into the Purdue University’s college of engineering. He dropped out after the 1stsemester to pursue his burning passion for entrepreneurship. Having already built 2 successful businesses at such a young age, Dylan wanted to focus on product design and development which was his true calling.
While at a friend’s house for a party, he left his drink on the table for 15 minutes, returning to find that his beer had become warm, rendering it undrinkable. He realized that this is indeed a real-world problem that people are facing on an everyday basis. He put on his thinking cap and created BrüMate, a company that manufactures insulated drinkware specifically targeted at adult beverages.
He single-handedly established the brand and took it from zero-35 million in merely 3 years with over 15000% growth. Dylan Jacob was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 for retail and e-commerce, while also running in the running for Entrepreneur of the year ’19. Revenue skyrocketed to 8-digit figures making BrüMate one of the fastest-growing companies in America and a renowned drinkware brand across the globe.
He is fondly referred to as “The King of Cool” which holds true since Dylan holds multiple utilities and design patents with the USPTO for products designed to keep your beverages at the perfect temperature.
Dylan Jacob’s empire is managed by a small team of 20 people from 6 different countries through their digital office on Slack, keeping the team 100% remote, enabling them to hire the best talent from across the globe. BrüMate is an excellent example of how technology, freelancers and outsourcing were leveraged to help tackle the massive growth that the company has undergone. When asked what pushed him to take the plunge into entrepreneurship, Dylan said, “I have always had a passion for creating, and entrepreneurship is my outlet. I couldn’t do anything else.”
It is truly remarkable how a young college dropout gathered the courage to pursue his passion and went on to set-up one of America’s fastest-growing drinkware brands.
How did he think of such a great idea? Dylan said “It’s fascinating how a warm beer led me to establish BrüMate. I found a simple problem that thousands of people face every day and decided to give them a solution.” He made sure to discuss the concept with several potential customers to truly understand what they wanted and came up with a product that they were willing to buy.
With a great idea comes effort, perseverance, and belief in your own ability to help turn your vision into a reality. Dylan Jacob’s story is inspiration incarnate and we look forward to seeing what comes next for “The King of Cool.”