What is Java Mark?
Java Mark is the ultimate in user-friendly coffee tech.
Who is your target user?
Coffee consumers and businesses
Why did you build Java Mark? What problem are you taking on?
Coffee art is a growing market, but it takes a significant amount of skill. Java Mark allows consumers to create their own stencils by uploading them to our website and then slot them into our device to easily customize each cup
How is your product different from what is currently available?
We are the first automatic coffee stenciller on the market.
Tell us your founding story. Was there an “ah ha” moment?
There is an increasing demand for coffee art everywhere – and we want to make it easy, accessible and personalized for businesses and consumers everywhere. Our founder, Joanna Redfern, drew inspiration from a trip to Ireland where she noticed a beautifully-placed shamrock on the coffee foam of her delicious Irish Coffee. Since then, she couldn’t stop thinking about how she could bring customizable designs of her dreams to every cup of coffee. In 2014, she started the ball rolling on making her dreams come true – and the rest is history!
Tell us about your founding team and their backgrounds.
Joanna Redfern – Inventor of Java Mark, CEO of JMR Creatives Inc.
Joanna opened her first successful business Create-It Emporium, an arts and crafts studio, in November 2012. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she was a teacher at the high school and university level, co-created and acted in an all-female theatre company and dabbled in digital media. She is behind all product development at JMR Creatives Inc.
Sasha Srdic – Project Lead
Sasha has nearly 15 years of product development experience under his belt. He is well versed in the fields of product design, engineering, graphic design, packaging, manufacturing, logistics, importing/exporting, intellectual property and host of other fields related to product development. He has helped would-be inventors go from idea to market and has even appeared on CBC’s Dragons’ Den.