Mug With a Hoop – Play with Your Food!

Max is a budding entrepreneur with dyslexia who created a slam-dunk mug design at just eight years old. When asked by his 2nd grade art teacher to make a mug, Max had the ingenious idea to add a basketball hoop for tossing marshmallows into hot cocoa. Max’s parents helped him submit The Mug With A Hoop® to a product innovation contest held at Fenway Park and he was named a top ten finalist and winner of the community vote. A full court press put the mug into production and Max now has 5 sports mugs on the market. With over 75,000 units sold (over $1M in sales), it now serves as a model success story that raises support and awareness for the upside of kids who learn and think differently ( Max was issued his first patent from the U.S. Patent office at the age of 10 and now holds 6 patents. He is Chief Creator of MAX’IS Creations, Inc., the family business he now runs with the help of his parents and brother Sam. He is currently in 7th grade at a school for children with language-based learning disabilities.