RiceTech was created to create innovative products and services that save time and money!
AN IDEA WAS BORN
I was working on the oil fields in North Dakota and kept breaking chargers. Replacing them was not easy because the closest Walmart was 1 1/2 hours away and Amazon did not offer 2 day shipping. I looked for chargers made to not fray or break and all were to expensive. So I thought every time I upgrade or buy a new phone, I get a new charger. Why do we not just protect the one that comes with the phone?
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT AND MARKET TESTING
I spent countless months and years creating multiple iterations of the product and testing the market to get feedback. We went from a 2 part design, to specific shapes, to 3D printing, and even hand panting the product. After all of that we finally found a design that customers enjoyed and included AMAZING features such as GLOW IN THE DARK, internal grips (so it doesn't slide down), and the ability to fit multiple charger types.
RICETECH LLC WAS CREATED
Founded in 2019 with the help of Mercer Universities' Mercer Innovation Center (MIC). We pitched our idea in the hopes they would see the value in such a great product and as a way to help grow our community! We were one of four lucky business's that were selected to receive help with funding, space, and student workers to help grow our business.
EDUCATION AND COVID
As we began to explore our new idea and product, I also started to self educate on various manufacturing techniques, CAD design work, graphic design, SEO, marketing and then COVID-19 hit! During the process however I learned how to manufacture and design the product so it can be easily manufactured. Once the final design was approved we tested the final design and applied for our patent.
Promotion Product and our Patent
During 2022, We attended our first ever tradeshow in Orlando, Fl. with ASI. We were voted the HOTTEST promotional product of 2022! From that we explored our place in the promotional product industry and learned the right structure for pricing and how to properly market our product. In November of 2022, we were also granted our official Design Patent from the USPTO
Retail and Partnership
This year we are focusing on growing our retail and B2C portfolio. This will include exploring options to partner with brands to utilize their logos/designs AND creating our own designs for consumers to utilize in their every day life.