They structured the company such that they could work part time and still enjoy college. They convinced me that there is no such thing as being too young to start a company.

They structured the company such that they could work part time and still enjoy college. They convinced me that there is no such thing as being too young to start a company.


In 2012, a team of students in MIT’s well-known product-design class, Course 2.009, invented a hand truck with fold-out treads and a braking system that made hauling kegs downstairs safer and easier. Now that hand truck, called the Glyde, is being used by hundreds of people worldwide.

In 2012, a team of students in MIT’s well-known product-design class, Course 2.009, invented a hand truck with fold-out treads and a braking system that made hauling kegs downstairs safer and easier. Now that hand truck, called the Glyde, is being used by hundreds of people worldwide.


The Glyde hand truck has a pair of treads built into the back, which help it tackle stairs without damaging the cargo or injuring the user.

The Glyde hand truck has a pair of treads built into the back, which help it tackle stairs without damaging the cargo or injuring the user.