When Nick Hancey was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease a few years ago, he tried a variety of medications to help combat the auto-immune disease. It wasn’t until his doctor wrote a prescription for him to go running four times a week that he saw any real relief. That’s when Hancey thought of BottleBand, the company he started working on in 2012. “When I was running further and further, I was looking for equipment that was lighter and faster that would help me accomplish my goals,” he said. “I was looking for something like the BottleBand, but I couldn’t find it. So I had the idea to create it and give it a shot." It was in August 2013 that he finally got the product and started opening doors. Hancey founded the company in Logan with two of his friends and Utah State University classmates, Courtney Pace and John Johnson, where all three earned business degrees. Since then, the company has moved it's headquarters to Sugar House. The BottleBand is a silicon handle that will fit on virtually any size bottle, which makes carrying a bottle while running, hiking or walking much easier. The bands come in a variety of colors with several different sayings.