"Entrepreneurs are simply those who understand that there is little difference between obstacle and opportunity and are able to turn both to their advantage."
At the beginning of March, Kyler entered his Comfy Cup into the University of Kansas Engineering School's Mini-Maker Faire. He was thrilled to win third place for his age group. It was a great opportunity for Kyler to practice his public speaking and see what other kids invented. If you live in Kansas, I highly recommend attending the University of Kansas Engineering Fair that is held in conjunction with the Mini Maker Faire.
The year was coming to an end, but we had new opportunities on the horizon for the Comfy Cup™. In July, Grandma Bebe had encouraged us to look into a company called The Grommet, a company that launches undiscovered products with a purpose invented by people with stories on their website and helps them succeed. We posted the Comfy Cup™ to The Grommet's Citizens' Gallery page and they reached out to us expressing interested in learning more about Kyler's Comfy Cup™. By the end of the year we signed a contract with The Grommet and a plan to launch the Comfy Cup™ in the spring.
Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, the mind can achieve.
– Dr. Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich.
In August 2016, Scheels Sporting Goods store agreed to stock Comfy Cups™ on the shelves at our local Overland Park store. Entering into business with a big retailer required us to obtain product liability insurance to protect both Scheels and Comfy Cup LLC. Our friendly Farmers Insurance agent, Adrian Drummond, was very helpful in getting this insurance set up for us for a low-cost.