Nate Elsey Williams was always interested in starting a business, but never knew what that business might be until he had an awful experience at a music festival. During the event, Elsey Williams became dehydrated, disoriented, and ill; plus, he was separated from his friends and his cell phone battery had died. After that awful day, he had discovered his direction: to create a solar hydration backpack that can simultaneously charge electronics and transport water.

Northside Bags, Elsey Williams’ start-up, was formed in Duluth, Minnesota, in 2018.

“In college, after having that bad musical festival experience, I just wanted to create something that could prevent that from happening..READ MORE

by Megan Plete Postol

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