Ryan Grepper and his invention, The Coolest Cooler, burst onto the scene in 2014. The new-age cooler featured a built-in blender, blue-tooth speaker and a rechargeable battery. At the time, it was only available on Kickstarter and it quickly became one of the most successful projects in Kickstarter history, raising more than $13 million from 62,000 backers. The cooler caught Kathy Burkes eye when it was featured on a morning TV news program. I was excited about being a backer and being one of the first ones to get one of those, said Burke. So, in July of 2014, Burke paid $185 to get her cooler.

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