Waiakea

Ryan Emmons launched Waiakea Inc. in 2012 and in the first three years Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water had a 5,000 percent growth. The line of bottled water isn’t your run of the mill variety.

Waiakea water wants health, sustainability, and making sure everyone has a clean source of water to be the priority behind the business. Their partnership with Pump Aid brings 650 liters of clean water, to third world countries, for every liter that is sold.

Volcanic Waiakea springs water comes from water that has passed through volcanic build up that infuses the water with minerals and electrolytes. The bottles themselves are manufactured from recycled (rPet), certified CarbonNeutral®, bottles.

This makes the company, which was started by a twenty-something entrepreneur, not only the first to market volcanic water, but also the first to have their bottles certified. This naturally alkaline water tastes smooth and a bit sweet. Learn more about Waiakea water: http://www.newyou.com/health/fresh-volcano-water/

Waiakea water has won several awards, including but not limited to:

  • “Best Packaged Water” and “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative” by the World Beverage Innovation Awards.
  • “Food and Beverage Innovation Award” by the National Restaurant Association
  • “Most Socially or Environmentally Responsible Company of the Year, North America” by the Best in Biz Awards
  • Ranked #1 of 10 “Leading Volcanic Water Brands of 2017 (www.10bestwater.com)

Good Morning America touted Waiakea as one of the “Top 10 Most Innovative Food companies Out There.”

Many municipal sources of drinking water are filled with toxic chemicals and pollutants, so people were turning to bottled water as a safer alternative. While the bottle water industry was huge, more and more consumers became worried about the effects of all those plastic bottles and the polluting of our pure water sources, so bottled water sales began to decrease.

According to Global Newswire, Waiakea water has the answer to both of these issues, so it is no wonder that they are one of the leading bottled water companies. Their dedication to protecting the earth and bottling clean safe drinking water, along with the health benefits of their water, and with their charitable donations, Waiakea water is one of very few companies that aren’t putting profit as their primary goal.

Whitney Wolfe Changes Dating App Scene

Whitney Wolfe has done with people never even considered in the dating app industry. She has taken a concept that was boring and manipulated it in a way that would change the entire dating industry. The concept of swiping left-to-right with pictures is something that many of the dating apps do, but Wolfe has given women the power to make the first decision when it came to messages.

There is an incredible amount of confidence that Whitney Wolfe has with the dating app world changes, but it didn’t always start as her intention to do this. In the early stage she would be the co- founder of Tinder. This would be an app that was very much like other apps, but there was the added element of the left or right swipe. It was the app for millennials that were looking for a chance to connect with others and possibly build relationships through dating apps. Whitney Wolfe was the co-founder of this company, but when she decided to go solo she would take a different approach to the app world altogether.

Bumble would be the app that would spring forth from the mind of Whitney Wolfe. This was a free dating app, but that would only be a part of the equation. When Whitney Wolfe decided to go solo she decided to go big. She also would connect friends with the Bumble BFF app. She is currently also working on a networking side of things for Bumble that resembles the network connections made through LinkedIn. All of these facets of social media are coming together under Bumble, and Whitney Wolfe is the one that is making it happen.

Whitney Wolfe is a young entrepreneur, and her work is inspiring. Women now know that they have a voice as social media entrepreneurs.