Pascagoula native and Mississippi State student Kaylie Mitchell said she can’t believe how well her product has been received.
Mitchell, along with her partner Hagan Walker, is behind the beverage lighting product Glo. The ice cube-sized product is the first lighted drink infuser. And as demand grows for the glowing product, Glo is starting to attract a lot of attention.
Tipsy Bartender, the cocktail-friendly website and social media outlet, has created a video specifically designated to show the wonders of Glo, which goes through a cycle of five colors once it hits liquid. The video is featured on Tipsy Bartender's Facebook page, which has more than 15 million followers.
“We are doing a launch with Tipsy Bartender on Thursday and we are so excited about it,” Mitchell said. “We realistically think that about a million people will see the video.”
Tipsy Bartender isn’t the only place that will be featuring Glo.
“We’ve been filming a new show called ‘Mississippi Made’ that’s coming on MPB in February,” Mitchell said. “It’s like a version of ‘Shark Tank,’ where inventors can compete for money.”
Promoting her invention and seeking money for its production is nothing new for Mitchell, who will graduate MSU with a degree in design in December.
Mitchell and Hagan received $10,000 from the MSU Entrepreneurship Center for their start-up. Glo is manufactured through their LLC, Vibe. Vibe has so far produced more than 10,000 Glo units.
The 2012 graduate of Pascagoula High School said the Vibe team is also contemplating competing at the national level.
“We’re seriously thinking about going on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank,’ but there’s a lot involved with it so we are discussing our options,” Mitchell said.