BrewJacket, Inc. was created at Cornell University in 2013 and was a part of the university’s startup accelerator program, eLab. In June of 2014, BrewJacket successfully closed a kickstarter campaign to create the Immersion fermentation control system. Soon after, the company moved from Ithaca, NY to Boulder, CO where it now builds all units.
BrewJacket, Inc. has three operating co-founders, Aaron Walls, Matthew Goff, and Evgeniy Tkachenko.
Aaron began homebrewing while an undergrad at The University of Georgia in 2005. While living in Atlanta, GA he was faced with a small apartment and hot summers that make even saisons hard to ferment. It was here that the concept of Immersion was born. In 2012 he moved to Ithaca NY where he attended Cornell University and met Matt and Evgeniy. He graduated in 2014 with an MBA and moved to Boulder Colorado where he is now building Immersion units. Aaron is the firm’s Chief Executive Officer.
Matt encountered Aaron during an entrepreneurship class at Cornell where he let Aaron talk him into pulling all nighters to create a business. Matt, lover of beer, was convinced and became the firm’s Chief Technical Officer. Matt recently finished his PhD in Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University and is a new dad.
Having known Matt from Cornell, Evgeniy shares the same love of beer as is expected from a true Russian. Evgeniy decided to bring his experience as a mechanical engineer in Texas to BrewJacket in hopes of brewing the perfect beer. In his spare time, Evgeniy enjoys trying new beer, learning about everything, and being a nerd. He is the firm’s VP of Engineering.