The Ampware story
In 2005, Company owners Mark and Erik were both directly affected by Hurricane Katrina. Separated from loved ones, they relied solely on their cell phones to keep in contact with friends and family. Mark had a crank-powered radio with him, which was only marginally helpful in his time of need. As he grew frustrated with his crank radio, Mark wished for a crank-powered phone instead; thus, the idea for AMPware was born.