The Bizzy Coffee Story
As told by U of M alumnus Andrew Healy
My passion for creating products started when I was going to the University of Minnesota for mechanical engineering. The more I learned how things worked, the more ideas ran through my head.
After getting my degree, I went to work in product development in the water systems industry and medical device industry. It allowed me to get experience making products and bringing my ideas to life, but I started to get interested in the business side of the products.
At the time, I was roommates with my best friend from college and we began training to compete in the 24-hour World's Toughest Mudder Race. We were training for the race, working our corporate jobs, and had started a group fitness company on the side in the process. This meant we were devoid of sleep and searching for healthy energy that fit our lifestyle. Coffee was the perfect natural energy source, but making a pot of coffee or going to a coffee shop was not convenient before a morning training session or running to a meeting.
This was when we had the a-ha moment and created Bizzy Coffee for busy people. Today, Bizzy is the maker of plant based, healthy energy products that fuel people through their busy lives.
How Has the University of Minnesota Impacted You
The University of Minnesota impacted me by providing an education and an ecosystem where I could meet other driven people and explore opportunities I would never had anywhere else.