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$363
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 14 2017 1:35 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 14, 2017

The Flippin' Boss

The Flippin' Boss is the ultimate grilling accessory. Designed to protect the hand and arm from burns and prevent the loss of food.

The Flippin' Boss

The Flippin' Boss is the ultimate grilling accessory. Designed to protect the hand and arm from burns and prevent the loss of food.

$363
pledged of $17,500pledged of $17,500 goal
7
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 14 2017 1:35 AM UTC +00:00
Last updated August 14, 2017

What is a prototype?

A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:

Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.

Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

These photos and videos provide a detailed look at this project’s development.

About

The Flippin' Boss is a project I have been working on since May of 2014.  It has always been the intention to bring the product to market and that is what I have done.

The actual manufactured product is due to be available in all colors in July of 2017.  If I am this far along you might want to know why I am seeking additional funding.  There are a couple of main purposes for the funds, but let me answer the most urgent question which is why do I need additional funding.  The main reason is due to a variety of costs in the final development of the Flippin' Boss.  This product may not look like it is too complicated, but I promise you it is a very difficult product to manufacture.  Yes the tooling was expensive, the design work was expensive and of course the attorney was expensive in filing all of the patent documents.  But I managed to cover it.  The issue is that in building the website, landing the product and getting it to market, we are left with minimal funding for promoting the product and for the follow up product to the Flippin' Boss that is on the drawing boards.  

Approximately two-thirds of the funding will go for the cost of filing the patent and tooling charges for manufacturing the follow-up product to the Flippin' Boss.  The balance of the funds or approximately one-third will go to social media marketing for the Flippin' Boss and an upgrade to the website. Ultimately there will be a whole line of grilling related products built around the Flippin' Boss name and brand.

The Flippin' Boss is the cornerstone product designed to make a statement by not only being different but bringing something to the market that is ultimately functional and unique.

Risks and challenges

As with any product design and development, there are risks. However, I can say with a large amount of certainty, I will find a way to get the Flippin' Boss into the market and to complete the development and manufacture of the follow-up product.

I have personally been involved with the design and development of many products since 1992. I always find a way to get a product to market. Sometimes things don't market the way your research anticipates, so you pivot and find another way. The first company I started in 1992 was designed to be a direct catalog company. I put together a group of products, some unique to me and some simply picked up from other manufacturers, and designed a beautiful catalog to send out to my target audience. Well I will keep the results short, but it was a disaster. The catalog completely flopped. However, the one thing we had done correctly is that we had designed a grouping of products that were unique to us. We simply pivoted off of the catalog and focused on wholesaling to other retailers. The point is that when faced with a challenge you simply analyze the issue, pivot and move forward. The main thing is that you have a quality unique product that is in a high demand segment of the retail market. With the Flippin' Boss and the follow-up product, we have just that.

Things may not go as we anticipate or want, but I will find a way. I have the education and the practical background to make it happen.
The production and manufacture of the next generation will happen and those that support this campaign will know that it was not in vain. That you can be assured of.

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    Thanks for supporting this campaign

    After we reach our goal, we will add your name as a backer of the product on the Flippin' Boss's facebook page.

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    One Flippin' Boss - KICKSTARTER DEAL

    Get one Flippin' Boss. Be among the first anywhere to enjoy Grilling with No Fear. A $44.99 retail value

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    Two Flippin' Boss's Early Bird Deal

    Get two Flippin' Boss's. Give one as a gift. Estimated retail value of $89.98.

    One Flippin' Boss for you and one for a friend

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    Flippin' Boss Trifecta

    Get three Flippin Boss'es. Get one of each color: Red, Orange and Charcoal Grey. This is a $134.97 value

    Get one for you and two to give to your best friends. This is a $134.97 value, but that's not all. Also receive early bird updates on the follow up to the Flippin' Boss and the opportunity to have it before anyone else.

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    Mega Flippin' Boss Extravaganza

    The ultimate reward for the ultimate support.

    Receive 6 Flippin' Boss'es. One for you and 5 for the rest of your friends. This is a $275.94 value.

    In addition, receive 4 Flippin' Boss grilling twill shirts. Just like the one worn in the video. This is an estimated $279.00 value.

    In addition, the inventor of the Flippin' Boss will fly to anywhere in the continuous United States and throw a major grilling party for you and your friends. Maximum 24 guests. You will get to enjoy the legendary "Golden Goodness Punch Butter Burger". A burger that is beyond imagination. The value of this reward is large. The estimated value would be at minimum in excess of $1500.00 and likely to reach as high as $2500.00 depending on location and numbers of guests.

    Needless to say, this would be a good time.

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Funding period

- (45 days)