Another Rockstar Millennial is going to be my featured guest today to talk to us about his business Hope Innovations.ca is a new up and growing hydroponic business who has developed an indoor garden that will grow anything you wish, anytime of the year, anywhere.
Does not matter the size of your place,season it is or the type of plant. It is an easy affordable system that gives anyone the opportunity to grow their own healthy chemical free food.
We created a hydroponic kit that is less than half the price of any hydroponic kit out there the same size. We have found an innovative solution to no longer need to transplant everything you want to grow in your system. We created a system that you can set up, fill up, plant up, with no way to screw up. This system can be used indoors or outdoors, and requires less than 15 mins of maintenance a month. We have created the first “anyone can succeed” hydroponic system, that will allow everyone to grow there own food with no risk of dangerous chemicals or preservatives added, while still growing nutritious delicious food.
You’re just north of me in Canada, right so? Do you want to tell listeners about your self?Tell us a little about yourself.
For sure, I am Ryan Agree. I’m from a small town called Edson, in Alberta, Canada! I’m the founder ofHope Innovations.ca .
HOPE stands for
If you have a
- bad climate
- or don’t have space to grow
You can grow year round
- chemical free
- making it accessible to anybody to have their own food
Ive always been interested in
I entered and ended up winning from North America in my age group
Naturally I thought I’d get into engineering after school, but after doing some job fairs and talking to people in the trade but after talking to some people in the field it kind of soured me to the whole idea.
I wanted an a job where I could
- create and
- build design
but that job doesn’t exist except what I do now. I am still hoping I can make that job work
Doing what my friends are doing, so all my friends started getting jobs around Edmond
definitely do university
- that education invaluable
- you won’t lose
- mainly lumber
- oil and gas
graduated in 2008
right as the recession hit. You are handing out resumes as people are putting up out of business signs
Eventually got a job and ended up running some facilities
never really happy wanted to scratch that itch to build and design things and do what I did kind of as a kid
I always see stories of these people who do these things
or doing something for 50 years and it’s really intimidating that someone just coming out of school could break into a market so competitive. After watching shows like
- Dragon’s Den (Canada’s version of Shark Tank)
- Shark Tank
- every day people
- see a problem come up with a solution
- really be successful and do something they love
- successful people
People who were geniuses Steve Jobs
At the pinnacle of the entrepreneur world and realized they are not a whole lot further ahead and a lot of people coming out of school and that gave me the confidence that this was something I could do
I was lucky
I had been socking away money for years
funding the idea
a bit of an epiphany
relied around the idea of growing food around areas where we weren’t growing food and utilize a small footprint
- don’t have the weather
- don’t have the space
And pump out the food as possible
It drew me into hydroponics
looking at the feasibilty
- mostly just an idea
- talking with the family
- to start with
- hydroponics seems like the way to start so let’s
give it a whirl
- we went to Canadian Costco
- realized you can’t just get one, a kit or anything.
- that’s what we thought was odd
- this is something I think people will need
So we started
2 years of development design
- super simple
- grows things like crazy!
That would be the story in a nut shell.
Sorry everyone But I have been so busy with grades I could not get these show notes done this weekend! I will asap!
Make sure you sign up to get notified of when the Garden of Eden kit is available which should be any time now! I waited to post this till RYAN gave me the AOK!
Here’s the link to their facebook page!
and their awesome website Hope Innovations.ca !
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