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Bartesian: Never mix your own drinks again

Bartesian

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What does your startup do?

We make cocktails. Bartesian is a cocktail machine that enables you to enjoy premium cocktails at the push of a button.

Who is your target user?

Anyone who enjoys cocktails and wants to make them at home, hassle-free. No need for fancy recipes or multiple ingredients – anyone can create a perfect cocktail with Bartesian.

Why did you build the Bartesian? What problem are you taking on?

We love cocktails, but we don’t love making them at home. There are so many cocktails to try! But having all the ingredients on hand to make a cocktail is annoying, and following complex recipes is also annoying. We wanted to make a convenient way for everyone to enjoy great cocktails at home.

How is Bartesian different from what is currently available?

We’re the first capsule-based cocktail machine – you don’t need to provide anything other than the 4 basic spirits (vodka, gin, tequila, rum), to make any cocktail.

Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?

A friend was at a hotel and wanted a cocktail, but didn’t want to leave the room. Saw the mini bar (spirits) and the single-serve cocktail machine, and voila! The idea for Bartesian was born.

Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.

Our co-founders met in Engineering in undergrad. They spent countless hours together mixing up drinks for friends. After university, Jason pursued a career in Engineering and Bryan continued with school to pursue an MBA. The idea for Bartesian was born and now they’re putting their two passions together: building cool machines and sipping great tasting drinks!