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Ovie launches Smarterware™, the World’s
First Smart Food Storage Product Line

Ovie, a Chicago based tech startup, has combined hardware, software, and machine learning to create a smart food storage system that will eliminate waste and change the way people eat, save, and shop for food.




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The Team


Ty Thompson,


CEO and strategic leader for Ovie. Ty had the idea for Ovie Smarterware in a parking garage that had LEDs
indicating open spaces. He thought there was something to that simple way of communicating that could help his
family to waste less food. His business background spans brands from Pepsi and Milwaukee Tools to Hoover and
Contigo. Originally from Texas, he’s been living in Chicago for 10 years, but you may still catch his accent.


Dave Joseph, Co-Founder

Ovie’s head of product design is a material fanatic, design thinker and all-around wonderful human being. Dave comes from a long line of product designers and entrepreneurs. It really is in his blood. Making significant
contributions to product design across many brands including Milwaukee Tools, McDonalds, and Contigo, Dave has continued his family’s heritage of excellent design and innovation. After working on the Lunatik brand at MNML in Chicago, Dave launched his own industrial design studio before co-founding Ovie.


Stacie Thompson, Co-Founder

Head of brand and marketing for Ovie, Stacie is a design lover, food lover, and people lover. She and Ty host a dinner at their house every single week for 20 of their closest friends. With a degree in Environmental Design, she’s put her skills to work on brands such as Fossil, New Balance, Disney, Corona, and Head & Shoulders. And now Ovie. In 2016 she one of the recipients of Design Retail Magazine’s 40 Under 40 award.


Scott Wilson, Co-Founder

You may have heard of him from Nike, Ideo or in his current gig as owner of MNML. He's our all-around product guru & advisor.