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"After floating the river, I realized how inconvenient and risky it was to try and bring my wallet with me on the water. However, I needed to have my I.D. and debit card in case of an emergency, but I didn't want to carry more things than I had to. I noticed that every person at the river had some type of drink and something to keep it cold. Shortly after, the Kangaroozie was born."

- Nick Parinella, CEO


At the end of my senior year of high school in 2013, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma (article link). This inspired me to begin a T-shirt company called Fight On, which was focused on creating support for cancer patients. While that business was short-lived, it inspired me to be a business owner one day. I've been dedicated to creating and developing the Kangaroozie and bringing it to market!

During undergrad at Rhodes College, I worked passionately to bring the Kangaroozie to life. I initially funded the Kangaroozie through money and services won through the Rhodes College Business Plan Competition. From there, the product has been designed, prototyped, marketed, and filed for a patent. Now, it has been manufactured and ready for use!

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