How it started
Put six very different dudes together at a table and have them talk about their problems.
This was the scenario that our team along with thirteen other student groups were placed in as part of Dundee-Crown’s Business INCubator program. Over the course of that year, we would all be trained using our own product ideas to become young entreprenuers with the skills to manage a business. Our team was unique in that it consisted of a variety of different personalities, but all of us were guys. As we discussed the everyday problems that plagued our lives, the vision of an all-in-one solution to all of our pet-peeves began to come to light.
After seeing my mother recieve her monthly “women’s must-haves” subscription package, I wondered if such a solution could be found in the subscription box industry for guys like us. After hours of searching for a subscription box that fit my needs, all I could find were boring cosmetics collections and ‘one problem, one solution’ boxes.
Having found that we could use this idea to help guys manage their lives and provide them with a tailored experience that contributes to a variety of common problems, the MaleBox team went to work. Today, we’re working hard to bring our first official box to your doorstep. See what mail can do for males – pre-subscribe today!
Kevin Andersen – CPIO
Jake Devincentis – CMCO
Adam Melle – CTO
Isiah Ziegler – CFO
Ethan Buhrow – COO
Jimmy Epifanio – CCO
Kevin Andersen is an nineteen year old college student and entrepreneur from Sleepy Hollow, Illinois. Since childhood, he has been an avid guitar player as well as a martial artist. Hobbies aside, he is a founding member of MaleBox, and has helped create and develop the product concept from being just an idea, into the unique startup business it is today. Currently, he’s pursuing a management degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Chance is a senior at Dundee-Crown HS who plays a part in Malebox, being on the B2B sales team. He plans to continue his academic career in business by studying entrepreneurship and marketing. He enjoys and learning about money and the ins-and-outs of a business. For three years he’s worked as an ATM technician setting up machines at various festivals, carnivals, concerts, etc. So he understands the importance of keeping the customer happy. He think Business Inc. has being a fantastic learning tool for him in terms of business making.
Devin is a senior at Dundee Crown High School and the COO of Malebox. She helps Malebox accomplish goals and deadlines to ensure their customers are satisfied with the box. In her free time, Devin plays soccer and dances. She will start college next fall studying business management and management of information systems. She hopes Malebox grows to become a necessity for all guys entering college.
Isiah is a Co-Founder of Malebox LLC and I am currently the CPIO for the company. I am also very involved in sports, playing football and wrestling. I am currently enrolled in my senior year at Dundee Crown High School. I am also very prepared to take the business world on with open arms.
I am a senior at Dundee Crown and an intern for Malebox. I am an Avid and National Honors Society student and play softball competitively. This is my second year in the Business Incubator Program, last year I was CFO for our business startup and have learned so much more on the ins and outs of what business really is. I am excited to be given the opportunity to take part in Malebox and help the business excel.
As an avid business student, I’ve always been very enthusiastic about our INCubator programme, as last year I served as the COO of our business startup project. Because of this, I’ve been taking as many business classes as I can, as helping MaleBox has become one of my newfound passions. In addition to MaleBox, I run cross country and I am joining the United States Marine Corps to lead marines as a lieutenant after I finish college with a business administration and management degree.
I am currently a senior at Dundee Crown High School. I’ve played soccer at Dundee Crown since my freshman year and I am now on the varsity team. This is my third year of the incubator program. Last year I was a member of First STEP and this year I have decided to continue as an associate for Malebox. The incubator program is a wonderful class filled with many great people and an even greater setting. Over the past 3 years this is the one class I have looked forward too because I love being in this type of classroom environment. Joining the incubator program as a sophomore and continuing on to my senior year was one of my best choices I’ve made. Not many people can say that they’ve had hands on experience with two companies by the age of 17. I hope that I can bring great things to Malebox and can continue to make this business strive.