“Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”—Confucius
With imaginiation and diligance, we started towards progress…
Brickell Technology opens in Miami, Florida
Cuban Sriracha hot sauce begins to ferment!
PepperJelly Co opens in Miami, Florida and our first Kickstarter campign is launched.
We have our first artisan jam! Cuban Missile Crisis Jam and Jelly.
Batch 1 of Cuban Sriracha is barreled for aging, and bottled for sale!
Batch 2 & 3 begin to ferment; scaling production to support Kickstarter campign.
Our first Kickstart campaign ends successfully funded!
We deliever to our 1st major custromer!
We bottle and barrel batch 2 & 3, respectively.
We are invited to, and display at the William Sanoma Artisan Market
We start fermenting batch 4 & 5, and develop our Artisan Spice Blend, the Cuban Sriracha ketchup and jerky, and develop other jams.
We bottled batch 4, and blended batch 5 with 1 and 3 for aging.
Appetite For Life with Andrew Zimmern, Episode “That’s My Jam” released! Link
Proved artisanship business sustainability! And started developing and documenting the accelerated artisan business operationalization and the Artisan as a philosophy framework, and supporting organizations (eventually, the Order of the Artisans Foundation).
The order of the Artisans business model developed, philosophy codified, the beginnings of an artisan network begins to emerge.
Our first big batch (batch 6, 100 gal.) started.
Batch 6 barreled and bottled, 20:80 split, respectively.
We reach 20 customers and we launch another Kickstarter.
Another Kickstarter campaign ends successfully funded!
PepperJelly Co. moves to new kitchen, increases batch yield by 20%, secures all local as possible vendor network, and reached repeat purchase customersbase of 100.
Pepperjelly Co. pauses expansion to focus on low volume, high quality product development.
The Order of the Artisans begins operating as a 501c3 public charity.
The final batch of Cuban Sriracha as PepperJelly Co. is made and stored for long term aging, with 2000 bottles in inventory.
The Cuban Sriracha goodness assists our friend and Artisan (Justin Sherrer) in a cooking competition! Doce Provisions
Our ISartisan product line is released.
Our ISartisan product line fails due to Amazon competition… we now have holiday gifts for years!
Our biggest customer closes their doors.
We halt most PepperJelly Co. operations and business to focus on the foundation.
The Order of the Artisans is incorporated in Miami, Florida.
All PepperJelly Co. operations are stopped permenetly.
Brickell Technology, and the Order of the Artisans begin forming in Viginia.
Brickell Technology, LLC is incorporated in Virginia, and shortly after, receives SDVOSB certification.
The Order is incorporated in Virginia, and shortly after, receives 501c3 status from the IRS.
Brickell and the Order start the Small Business Technology Modernization Initiative (SBTMI).
Our 1st SBTMI customer is onboarded (Seven Corners Children’s Center, 501c3 early Edu.)
The rest of 2018 is dedicated to diligance, strategy, network, and a bunch of awesome stuff.
More hard work, networking, and awesome stuff.
We lock down and enter beast mode.
Brickell shifts focus to emerging technologies and architecture.
The Order begins to plan legs of revenue to support operations.
Brickell and the Order relocate all operations to our farm in Haymarket, VA.