the mug with a hoopby Max . $24.00
- the story
Slam dunk some mini marshmallows or go for the 3-point oyster cracker shot with this functional, fanciful basketball mug. The Mug With a Hoop™ was designed by 8 year old Max, an entrepreneur and sports fan. It's a full court press of form meets function: the oversized cup is shaped like half a basketball, and the handle sports a mini-basket to receive shots of marshmallows for cocoa, crackers for soup, or toppings for ice cream. Max's vision is that "the world would be better if we could play with our food!" Made as a playful prototype in Max's art class, this mug is the exemplar of that maxim. Max observes that the mugs will also benefit people who can’t go outside and play basketball - like kids in the hospital, or people needing occupational therapy. Made in Thailand.
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Due to the nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.
Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time.
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- 6.75" L x 5.25" W x 4.5" H; 12 oz. capacity
- Patent pending.
Due to the risk of breakage inherent with any ceramic product, the following has been added:
CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
- the maker
Max is a “kid entrepreneur” with a head full of ideas, a few patents pending, and an awesome basketball-inspired mug designed when he was just eight years old. With a trademarked vision that the world would be better if we could play with our food,™ his playfully creative spirit is evident, but Max is already an accomplished entrepreneur who presented his Mug With a Hoop at the Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship. This led to a major league move when Max got to “pitch” at Fenway Park! He was named one of the ten finalists for the Product Pitch at Fenway contest sponsored by the Daily Grommet and Boston.com. Not surprisingly, he was also the winner of the Product Pitch popular vote on Facebook. Great publicity soon followed for the young entrepreneur, including stories in the Boston Herald and Boston Business Journal. Max then mounted a successful crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, and his start-up was launched.
Max’s venture also raises awareness and support for dyslexia—a cause close to his heart because he has dyslexia and attends a special school dedicated to students with the learning disorder. Although it makes reading and writing challenging, dyslexia can benefit creative pursuits like Max’s. He and his family emphasize that those with dyslexia see and interpret the world differently, and this silver lining is evident in Max’s aptitude for product design.
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