Founder and CEO of MiiR
What would people think of you if you died today?
Bryan Papé is the founder and CEO of MiiR, a certified B Corp and Product to Project™ company.
Having inherited his grandfather’s entrepreneurial spirit, it wasn’t until a life-or-death ski accident at the age of 20 that Bryan fully realized his vision to begin building a legacy of generosity. That clarity, coupled with design opportunity in active lifestyle products, led to MiiR’s launch in 2010. Since then, MiiR has distributed over $500,000 through its giving partners to clean water and health initiatives around the world through the sale of it drinkware, backpacks, journals and apparel.
MiiR exists to make great product, empower lives and build community. Every MiiR product sold funds trackable giving projects aimed at empowering lives through clean water and health initiatives, and includes a Give Code™ for total transparency.
Customers are encouraged to register their Give Code™ to be connected to a project and receive updates over time, including outcomes, photos and stories of those impacted. Its Flagship store in the heart of Fremont, Seattle offers a unique gathering space and retail experience complete with espresso bar and 28 taps featuring beer, cider, cold brew, kombucha and sodas.
Outside of MiiR, Bryan has many passions including bird hunting with his vizsla and drafting plans for his family’s cabin in the middle of nowhere. He enjoys skiing and mountaineering, and has successfully summited Mount Rainier on four occasions, two of them with his wife. Born and raised in Boise, Idaho, he considers the Pacific Northwest home after having lived in Seattle for over ten years.
In 2016, Bryan was named a 40 Under 40 business leader by the Puget Sound Business Journal, the same publication that named MiiR the third fastest-growing private company in Washington in the same year. He received the first Young Alum of the Year award from his alma mater Seattle Pacific University in 2009, and in 2015 was awarded the first Young Alum of the Year in the SPU School of Business and Economics. Bryan and his wife Rebecca were honored as Supporters of the Year by One Day’s Wages in 2013.