Hydromax: Hydration System

SEASON 2 EPISODE 7
Pitch Shoulder mounted hydration system keeping athletes hydrated on the field
EntrepreneurChris Spencer
Asked For$50,000 for 25%
Deal $50,000 for 50%
SharkJeff Foxworthy
StatusOUT OF BUSINESS

Company Background

What is Hydromax?

HydroMax is a straightforward solution for preventing dehydration on the football field. Holding 16 ounces of fluid securely on an individual’s back, the HydroMax System ensures that the athlete using it can perform to their physical peak. Athletes can easily hydrate via the bite valves that are connected to the protected water pouch through a pair of high-strength tubes. The product was created with football in mind; however, the HydroMax system can be used with any contact sport, such as lacrosse or soccer.

Who Owns Hydromax?

Chris Spencer, the inventor of the HydroMax System, attended San Francisco State University where he played college baseball. Spencer was drafted into the MLB by the Atlanta Braves and the Houston Astros; however, he instead decided to pursue his inventive passion and earned a patent for the HydroMax System in 2004, which was the same year he graduated college. Spencer was the Executive Director of HydroMax from 2005 to 2011. Additionally, Spencer was a Strategic Business Development Manager for Verizon from 2007 to 2013. After leaving Verizon, Spencer went on to work at AT&T for four years as a Sales Manager, and he is currently employed at T-Mobile as a Senior Business Account Executive.

Founder’s Story

When Spencer was a child living in Houston, Texas, he loved playing football. Reflecting on his past experiences while in college, Spencer realized that there was a simple solution to on-field dehydration. He worked hard to obtain a patent for his design, and in 2007 he finally had a completed product. After finishing in 1st place on “Made in USA” and earning the Product of the Year award from the Space Alliance Technology Outreach Program, it appeared as though Spencer had a winner on his hands. Nonetheless, Spencer sidelined the product after starting a family with the love of his life. In 2011, Spencer decided it was time to take another shot at the HydroMax System concept, and his efforts were successful as he was able to negotiate a deal with Jeff Foxworthy on Shark Tank.

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