S’well Showdown

The Founder Face-off Winner is Mikaila Ulmer
Sweet Mint

I want to congratulate Mikaila on a race well run! I knew it would be tough, but the best girl boss came out on top. I’ll meet you back here in four years for a rematch!
— Sarah Kauss, CEO of S’well

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Sarah Kauss


Harvard Business School
New York, NY
Sarah Kauss is the founder and CEO of S’well, which was the fastest-growing woman-run company in the US in 2015. Besides delighting S’well fans, her company’s mission is to rid the world of plastic bottles by encouraging everyone to take an active role in giving back, reusing and recycling.
Mikaila Ulmer


Me & the Bees Lemonade
Seventh Grade
Austin, TX
Mikaila Ulmer founded her own company, struck a deal on Shark Tank, and she’s only 12 years old! She cited Sarah Kauss as a role model and inspiration in her professional endeavors. She is passionate about educating others about the importance of bees in our eco-system.

Vote For Your Favorite S'well

S'well Bottle Undercover Camo

Sarah Says:

“I chose Undercover Camo because it takes a military inspired print and turns it into a bottle that feels so uptown New York.”

S'well Bottle Sweet Mint

Mikaila Says:

“Sweet Mint because it is the flavor in Me & the Bees. And, the color mint goes great with yellow. The herb mint is pollinated by honey bees too.”

Why Is It Important To Vote?

Sarah Says:

“I believe that we should seize every opportunity to make a difference in this world.”

Mikaila Says:

“It is important to vote because every vote counts. An election can be won or lost by just one vote. When I am 18 years old, I will definitely vote.”

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