MELBOURNE, FLA.‒ Quix Products LLC of Palm Bay, Fla., and its founders Travis and Theresa Peres, received the inaugural CIA Developers’ Gary R. Cunningham
Entrepreneurial Award. The award provides $10,000 in free rent at a CIA Developers facility and a scholarship to the Technological Research and Development
Authority (TRDA) six-week business workshop Roadmap to Success.
The Peres, who took several classes at the Women’s Business Center at Florida Institute of Technology, submitted their application through the university
with the support of university staff. Their primary contacts were Robert Niebuhr, dean of the College of Business, and Donn Miller-Kermani, director of the
Women’s Business Center.
Quix Products has developed a patent pending baby bottle that can make feeding babies quicker and easier. Their QUIX™ Bottle was a gold Merit Award winner
at the 2008 national INPEX tradeshow. INPEX stands for inventions and new products exposition.
to the rules of the Cunningham award for Brevard County entrepreneurs, companies were required to submit their applications through a participating college
or university. The selection process included an initial ranking by the university representative.
According to the rules of the Cunningham award for Brevard County entrepreneurs, companies were required to submit their applications through a
participating college or university. The selection process included an initial ranking by the university representative.
The Peres’ business mission is to bring creative ideas to the market to make life easier for new parents. As parents of children ages 2 and 3, they
developed their product from a personal need. Their two-in-one baby bottle contains separate water and formula containers. At the moment of need, a quick
twist and shake of the QUIX bottle creates a meal for baby.
CIA Developers, based in West Melbourne, focuses on developing, leasing and managing high-tech business and industrial facilities. The company’s Cunningham
award is named for late CIA Developers’ founder Gary R. Cunningham, who built Melbourne Business Park, the first industrial park for lease on John Rodes
Boulevard. He was known for his entrepreneurial spirit.