Founder Stories: Blake Petty, COO

02-06-2017

Blake Petty, COO mentions that he knew we were going to be successful when we sponsored the Austin City Limits Music Festival, "As we walked up to the festival that first day on the giant billboard at the entrance it had Budweiser and ONEHOPE as the sponsors and we were on the same line and size as Budweiser." Here is his story.

ONEHOPE: Tell us a story from the early days of ONEHOPE that highlights the challenges of entrepreneurship and disrupting the wine industry.

Blake:
I remember our first office was on a second story. We decided to start selling wine through our website and would have to carry wine from our public storage unit up to the second floor office, pack the customers order in our front office room and then the UPS guy would have to carry them back down the stairs to his truck. Lets just say we weren't his favorite customer. Now we have a large warehouse and a UPS semi truck trailer that parks out front everyday that we fill up.

ONEHOPE: Tell us about the moment you knew your young company was going to be successful.

Blake: We sponsored the Austin City Limits music festival in Austin, TX. They had their wine sponsor drop out last minute and by pure chance a friend of a friend found out and let us know and we were able to secure the sponsorship with them. As we walked up to the festival that first day on the giant billboard at the entrance it had Budweiser and ONEHOPE as the sponsors and we were on the same line and size as Budweiser. That was for me the first moment that I really thought we had made it.


ONEHOPE:
Tell us the cause you are most passionate about and why.

Blake: Any cause that involves cancer. I've lost family members to cancer, my father continues to fight cancer and I also had cancer right before we started ONEHOPE.

Just one of our great causes to stand behind!

Love,
The ONEHOPE Team

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