How it all Began
Joe Rabideau, Poochie Bowl Founder, won The Hatching, a monthly idea pitch competition in July 2013, which was co-sponsored by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and Spartan Innovations. Since winning The Hatching, the Poochie Bowl team has been fortunate to utilize several local resources available through LEAP and Spartan Innovations, including 3D Lansing with its prototyping abilities.
The Poochie Bowl is proudly manufactured in Lansing, Michigan by Diamond Engineering. As the Poochie Bowl’s Vice-President, Christopher Allen explained, “Keeping the manufacturing of the Poochie Bowl here in Lansing was extremely important to our team. Local manufacturing means we have a better grasp on quality control and help create or retain Lansing jobs.”
After 10 months of 3D print prototypes and testing, the Poochie Bowl was launched in June of 2014. “The Poochie Bowl has been a labor of love for our team over the last 10 months and we are ecstatic to see our hard work pay off."