Founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water Shares his Story
Ryan Emmons, the Founder and CEO of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first premium water of its kind to adapt an unparalleled platform of healthy, sustainable, and ethical/charitable attributes and initiatives again joins Enterprise Radio.
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Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Ryan Emmons discuss the following:
- Why start another premium bottled water?
- How has your company changed over the last 5 years?
- How do you spend your time as CEO?
- What is some advice you have for young entrepreneurs trying to penetrate difficult industries with high barriers of entry?
- How do you manage your team effectively?
Waiakea Inc. was founded in late 2012 as the operating company for Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water, the first premium water of its kind to adapt an unparalleled platform of healthy, sustainable, and ethical/charitable attributes and initiatives. Waiakea’s mission is to sustainably provide healthy, delicious, Hawaiian Volcanic Water, while contributing to and promoting clean water access and education to people in need in Hawai’i and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Since their founding Waiākea has gone from local, self-distribution to becoming one of the most awarded and fastest growing premium bottled waters and beverages in the United States. Waiākea is now thousands of stores in 40+ states and distributed by dozens of distributors. Current customers include Whole Foods, Wawa, Mothers Markets, Mollie Stones, Lassens, Central Markets, Albertsons, Golds Gyms, Bikram Yoga, Hi-Health, Botegga Louie, and hundreds of other retail, fitness, foodservice, and influencer accounts with a primary focus on the Southwest and the Natural/Specialty channel.
Waiakea has been featured by Forbes, Environmental Leader, Fortune, Food Navigator and even Good Morning America as one of the most innovative and fast growing food products in the world.