The SpinChill Story
Ty Parker and Trevor Abbott began the SpinChill adventure during the summer of 2013 in Gainesville, FL.
As part of the HackerHouse accelerator program, they traveled to Atlanta, GA for the AngelHack hackathon. Coming from Mechanical Engineering backgrounds, neither of them wanted to delve into computer programming so they set out for WalMart to see what physical thing they could "hack" together.
Many times during their college career they'd had warm beers and only one way to cool them down: throw them in ice water and wait. They decided to use their knowledge of heat transfer and love of cold beers to solve this problem by creating the first SpinChill prototype.
Since then, they've prototyped, developed, and refined the designs. They've found manufacturers, both here and abroad, to produce the products. They ran a successful Kickstarter campaign to raise the initial funds for tooling costs and to pay for a first round of production.
Trevor Abbott (top) and Ty Parker (bottom)