(Jackson, Wyo.) - In the summer of 2011, Bubba Albrecht and friends traveled to Ontario, Canada for a week-long kayaking expedition. To commemorate the trip, custom hats were designed for the group that depicted the Wyoming Tetons and the phrase “Give’r”, meaning “to give it your all, go for it.” As the group returned to their hometown and proudly traveled the streets of Jackson with their new hats, they continued to field questions like, “What is Give’r?” The artful design appealed to many passers-by giving the creators an opportunity to explain their mantra. And so the philosophy behind the brand began to take hold. Albrecht partnered with friends Carly Platt and Jed Mickle to form Give’r Lifestyle Brand and launched his website in 2012. Shortly after, he participated in the Central Wyoming College Start-Up Institute. Albrecht has now launched a wildly successful $130,000+ Kickstarter campaign with more than 1,200 backers for his latest product, the 4-Season Give’r Gloves, which he describes as the "Best D**n Gloves Ever." The business has expanded with offerings of comfortable clothing, gloves, accessories, hats and beanies. [image: Inline image 1] “The connections and networking from the Start-Up Institute introduced us to people all over the state we didn’t even know existed. We continue to visit Start-Up Institute classes and share with the new students all that we have learned, it is a way for us to give back,” said Albrecht. Albrecht was a graduate of the first Start-Up Institute class in 2012. “It has been a paradigm shift, as the students and the network push forward it is becoming a very powerful and robust network. It has a ton of energy right now!” Chech out Albrecht's Kickstarter here.
*Feature Photo: Bubba Albrecht. h/t CWC / Pitchengine Communities*