Many years ago, Robbie Harrell & Stu Lombardo worked for an ice company that felt first impressions were not always the key to success. Which is Robbie Harrell and Stu Lombardo decided to team up and pitch their idea at the University of St Thomas Fowler Business challenge in 2013.
After building their business plan and boot-strapping all of the necessary equipment need to launch their company in the Summer of 2013 Robbie & Stu were confident they were set to win the Fowler Challenge.
After hundreds of hours of research, preparation, prototyping and design concepts Minnesota Ice was born. Opening it’s doors less than 24 hours before the Fowler Business Challenge in Robbie’s garage. Robbie & Stu were able to bring a real concept to the school project.
Running on less than two hours of sleep, Robbie & Stu delivered multiple sculptures around campus to set the stage for success.