HIKING THE UINTA MOUNTAINS
On two 30+ mile trips, the need for a flavoring pack system that doesn’t contaminate the bladder was born.
STARTED USU HUNTSMAN MBA PROGRAM
Danny started talking to his classmates and teachers about the idea of a flavoring system invention, and everyone loved it.
MIKE LOWSER’S ENTREPRENEURSHIP CLASS
In this class, students were supposed to take an idea and pretend to start a company with it. Danny used the evaluation tools for potential to see that the idea of Infuze had really strong potential and a strong need. He also made a business plan and slowly but surely the idea of Infuze was becoming more than just an idea.
WON 2ND PLACE USU OPPORTUNITY QUEST
We started entering business contests and doing pretty well in them. We continued to enter contests throughout the Spring and won 1st or 2nd place in all of them.
1ST PLACE USU SHARK TANK
WON U OF U GET SEATED $5,000 AWARD
In this contest, we won a $5,000 award that we used to begin Infuze Hydration LLC.
INFUZE HYDRATION LLC. BEGAN
Our first official move as a business was to invest our hard-earned winnings in hats and t-shirts.
WON 1ST PLACE AT GROW UTAH CONCEPT TO COMPANY
GRADUATED USU’S HUNTSMAN MBA PROGRAM
Danny graduated & really decided to invest his time and energy into helping Infuze really become a business. We still didn’t have an actual product that worked yet, we were pitching people off of the idea.
NEEDED SOLUTION TO SIPHONING
We came in contact with an engineer who agreed to design the Infuze Hydro, which took two years of almost nightly engineering for a product. However, there was a siphoning effect between the flavor and the system. It would siphon back and forth until both parts were almost equal with water & flavor. We ended up with a rolling seal that was closed and would open as you applied suction, and then snap back closed again.
ON/OFF WORKING HYDRO PROTOTYPE
We finally had a working prototype that would go on and off with flavor, but there was no flavor control in between. We were excited to have a piece of technology that worked, but we wanted to have more flavor control.
2 YEARS OF “THIS WILL BE EASY” DESIGN WORK
So, in order to get more we spent the next roughly 2 years designing and redesigning our system until we felt it was pretty much perfection.
WE NEED A WATER BOTTLE
We brought on a new engineer, Nate, and the next year and half was spent designing the Infuze Vessel. Keep in mind we were still working on refining the design of the Hydro at this time as well.
PRODUCTION READY HYDRO PROTOTYPE
We finally had a functioning prototype of the Infuze Hydro. Before this though, we went through 3-4 complete redesigns and a crashed computer with no back-up files. Which meant starting completely over from scratch.
HYDRO MILITARY TEST IN FORT STUART
In April of 2018 the first military test of the Hydro came about at Fort Stuart. We received feedback that would prompt an entire Hydro redesign.
INVESTMENT ACQUIRED & EVERYONE GOES FULL-TIME
COMPLETE HYDRO REDESIGN (MILITARY SPECIFICATIONS) & FINISHING THE VESSEL
INFUZE FLIES TO CHINA
Now that we had a working Vessel and Hydro prototypes, we needed a way to produce them for consumers. The entire team flew to China for 6 weeks but completed about a year’s worth of work in injection mold production and development.
SHIPPED OUT 2ND MILITARY TEST ORDER
We shipped out our second order for more military testing and it’s been on-going ever since.
INFUZE HYDRATION LLC OFFICIAL COMPANY LAUNCH
We launched Infuze Hydration LLC as an official business. We started selling our product to consumers through our website and our retail store located in Logan, Utah.