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Travel cup

Reusable cup that you can use multiple times and get your 10th drink free.

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Idea Title

Travel cup

Idea Summary

save money and the earth when you use travel cups.

Company / Organization Name (if applicable)

Troy high School

Please include a visual (can be either 2D or 3D) representation/prototype of your concept. (required)

Starbucks use to do something like this but they stopped. We need to bring it back and bring it to new stores.

When you are out getting coffee, instead of the Styrofoam cup we get now, you will have the option to buy a reusable cup. There are many different shapes, styles and patterns to choose from. One you have refilled your reusable cup 9 times, your next one is free! I know that you are not going to remember you reusable cup every time you go, and that is okay, just bring it next time. once we get stores using this, people will want to use a reusable cup because everyone around them is. If you get coffee everyday before work, keep you reusable cup in your car. When your done you don't have to go looking for a recycling bin you can just throw your empty up in your bag or purse. Oh and don't worry they will be so many styles you won't have to worry about accidentally taking a sip of your coworkers drink. Save money and the environment with a travel cup.

This solution addresses which of the following:

  • Hot / Cold Fiber Cup
  • Cup Lids
  • Straws

How is your concept recoverable?

Not everyone will participate and sometimes people will forget there cup, but that's okay because it will reduces the use of Styrofoam cups and not as many will be found in landfills.

What regions do you plan to address with your solution (and how will you accomplish this)?

North America. We will do that by advertising on TV, Billboards and stores.

Describe your target market. Who will benefit from your product?

Companies and customers will benefit from the product. The companies will be making more money when the customers buy the reusable cup. Customers will benefit by saving money on there 10th drink.

What is the current stage of development of your idea?

  • Research & Early Testing

What are the biggest challenges you are facing today? What are existing gaps in your solution?

The biggest challenges are facing is trying to figure out

Mentorship Needs (please select up to 3)

  • Business Model Development
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Product / Industrial Design and Prototyping

Tell us about yourself and your team. What is your background and experience?

We are High school students in an innovation class.

In what city are you located?

Troy

In what country are you located?

USA

Please describe how becoming a Top Idea will support the growth of your concept.

If we get the support we need, we will use it to make different prototypes and find a way to track how many times you have used your cup. weather that is an app or a QR code, we are open to all. We could use some input from consumers to see what they want the cup to be made out of. Like metal, a reusable plastic or maybe even glass.

How did you hear about the Challenge?

  • Other

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