The Weaverville-based maker of kombucha, Buchi Kombucha, recently announced that it won a contest sponsored by Fast company and Mercedes-Benz. Buchi won a new Sprinter van, as well as $10,000 to customize it. Here’s what Buchi said in its FB post:
This summer we entered a contest, hosted by Fast Company and Mercedes-Benz, to win a brand new Sprinter van and $10,000 to spec it out. We found out about the contest 10 days before the deadline, and raced to make our one minute video to explain who we were, why we needed a sprinter and how we would pimp out our ride with the $10,000 if we won. We weren’t alone, either. Hundreds of other companies from all over the country submitted entries. Even though we knew it was a long shot, we also knew that Buchi has been magnetizing miracles since we started. We don’t want to give away our big news in text, just watch this epic video instead!
Here’s the Buchi announcement from fastcompany.com:
FOR THE THIRD YEAR IN A ROW, MERCEDES-BENZ AND FAST COMPANY INVITED ENTERPRISING BUSINESS OWNERS TO SUBMIT A VIDEO FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN A NEW SPRINTER VAN AND $10,000 TOWARDS VEHICLE CUSTOMIZATION. THIS YEAR’S WINNER IS BUCHI KOMBUCHA!
Buchi is at the forefront of the rapidly-growing Kombucha industry — brewing and distributing the probiotic, fermented tea to health markets. Buchi travels around the country, creating community connections that have lead to explosive growth. A customized Sprinter van, built by Innovative Vehicle Solutions, will provide a mobile store-front to distribute product at music festivals and events, and provide exposure for the growing brand.
maybe they can invest the money into making better kombucha?
This is freaking awesome! And I’m impressed.