Before founding his own company, Rolands Briņķis had worked in large food manufacturing and retail companies where he gained significant experience. That was combined with his own desire for a product that wasn’t available in the Latvian market yet. That’s how “Divine Tea” was created – natural, healthy and tasty tea drinks. Their ingredients are only natural and carefully picked teas and berries. Products are manufactured using a method that we all use to create our own tea at home. The process of manufacturing the drink involves actually steeping tea and adding freshly squeezed juice to it.
Rolands founded his company, he had a clear idea for the product, all that was left was actually doing it. Why did he join INK? “I like learning – I gained a masters degree at the Riga Technical University. I thought that here I’d also be able to continue my self-development. At first I overdid it – I tried and applied to everything. After that I started to filter what I actually needed,” says Rolands. “I like our Jelgava incubator because there’s a good community here. We all work together, use each other’s services, support each other.” Before joining INK Rolands didn’t know much about the financial support offered, however it turned out to be quite the benefit. “50% support in paying for services has been an unmatched benefit. Without it, everything would’ve happened more slowly and with greater difficulty,” summarizes Rolands.
In 2018 the company revenue was 60,000 EUR. In 2019 he plans to begin exporting and doubling the revenue.
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