Ryan Emmons is co-founder and CEO of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Water. He started the company when he was 22 years old and still in college, but he saw a hole in the hundreds of brands of bottled water and decided to fill it with a natural, volcanic water that he naturally collects from Waiakea Springs. Ryan is 25 now, and the Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water company has grown 4,000 percent and is valued at $10 million. Learn more about more Waiakea Water: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2015/10/27/780527/10154219/en/Waiakea-Hawaiian-Volcanic-Water-Sees-a-5-000-Percent-Growth-in-Just-Three-Years.html
There are hundreds of brands of natural bottled water, but Ryan has hit the features that enhance his brand and make it attractive to millennials and others who think along the same lines. Waiakea Water originates in a volcanic stream that flows 14,000 feet through a volcano where it is collected.
This water absorbs numerous minerals and electrolytes as the water flows through the volcanic rock. Then it is packaged in recyclable containers that use 85 percent less energy to manufacture. This brand of natural mineral water is quickly rising above the others.
The source is one of the purest on Earth, and Ryan has created a friendly and sustainable product. When he entered the bottled water market, he found that is was an “old man’s” market because most of the owners were over 50.
He had no other entrepreneurs to collaborate with, so he has led this company himself. When the company was founded, Ryan had a partner Teller, who has since moved on to other projects.
As well as being a successful entrepreneur, Ryan has also become a philanthropist, Giving Back from the profits of Waiakea water. He donates 650ML of clean water to PumpAid who is their charity partner. PumpAid, in turn, gives the water to rural communities in Africa where the water is contaminated. Over 500 million liters of water have been donated to date directly from Waiakea water.
Ryan lives the motto – drink healthy, drink sustainably, drink ethically, and it is this belief that has been the foundation of Waiakea water. He attributes his success to the creation of this fierce brand that is focusing on millennials.