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Custom drink coasters for businesses, sports teams, family rooms, and more!
Custom drink coasters for businesses, sports teams, family rooms, and more!
167 backers pledged $3,508 to help bring this project to life.

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You can choose any kind of image that you want.
You can choose any kind of image that you want.
from pictures of family,
from pictures of family,
to your favorite wedding pictures,
to your favorite wedding pictures,
to scenic vacation pictures,
to scenic vacation pictures,
to sports shots, (photos courtesy of the Danbury News Times)
to sports shots, (photos courtesy of the Danbury News Times)
to your pets and other animals,
to your pets and other animals,
to your business logo.
to your business logo.
Here's what my area high schools' logos look like.
Here's what my area high schools' logos look like.
Logos look especially sharp.
Logos look especially sharp.
The choices are yours, and there really is no limit to what you decide!
The choices are yours, and there really is no limit to what you decide!
Color options for the base: white, pink, fluorescent yellow, fluorescent green, yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, brown and black.
Color options for the base: white, pink, fluorescent yellow, fluorescent green, yellow, orange, red, green, blue, purple, brown and black.
Here's what bases look like without absorbent pads.
Here's what bases look like without absorbent pads.
You can also choose any solid color for an absorbent pad.
You can also choose any solid color for an absorbent pad.
A yellow pad with black base is one combination you can choose, it can really be any combination you want.
A yellow pad with black base is one combination you can choose, it can really be any combination you want.
All your guests will be awed by your awesome coasters, so have fun making your selections!
All your guests will be awed by your awesome coasters, so have fun making your selections!

How will the money be used?

There's a surprising amount of costs to develop this product. First of all, Kickstarter and Amazon Payments will get about 10% of all money raised. The rest will go towards tooling, material, molding, and shipping costs.


Press and More Links:

Fox News CT: http://foxct.com/2014/05/27/brookfield-teen-launching-invention-on-kickstarter-com/

News Times:  http://www.newstimes.com/local/article/Brookfield-student-markets-personalized-coasters-5532116.php

The Freshpreneur:  http://www.thefreshpreneur.com/thursday-recap-pop/high-school-aged-entrepreneur-receiving-attention

Brookfield Patch: http://brookfieldpatch.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/

Techavenge: http://techavenge.com/teen-entrepreneur-ryan-rist-gets-funded-on-kickstarter-with-rist-custom-coasters/

Experience Ambition: http://experience-ambition.com/ryan-rists-epic-kickstarter-reaches-goal-in-just-2-hours

Kicking it Forward: http://kickingitforward.org/

I'll also be speaking at the Seattle Interactive Conference this October about entrepreneurship. http://sponsorship.seattleinteractive.com/


  • When I was 9 years old, I ended up getting in the local paper for my "invention". There was an initiative for innovation at my elementary school, and they asked students to create something that solved a problem in their lives. Well my biggest problem at the time, soggy cereal, was a daily nuisance for me. So my idea tried to solve it:
  • When I was 15 I started a landscaping business, which is where I have worked for the past 3 years. Keeping clients happy has been crucial for it's success, and I will use that experience to have great customer service for Rist Custom Coasters!

Risks and challenges

I will be hand making each coaster pledged through Kickstarter. So it will be difficult to deliver every order by the estimated delivery date if this project is funded much farther than my $500 goal. That being said, I will give clear progress reports and personal updates to every backer. I've also limited the amount sets that can be sold so I won't be overwhelmed.

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    THANK YOU! Every contribution, no matter how small, means a lot to me. You'll get all the updates about this project at this level.

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    If you're on Twitter, I'll follow you and give you a shout out to my 28,000+ followers. I'll also send you a personal message with a lot of love and a big thank you, and you'll be kept up on all progress for this project.

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    EARLY BIRD: A set of 4 coasters! Choose 4 of your favorite images, colors, or just describe to me what you're looking for and I will make it happen. As an extra benefit you'll be among the first backers to have yours made and shipped! You'll also receive a personal message, project updates, and follow/shout out on Twitter. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    THE FULL PACKAGE: Everything from the previous award, still at a fantastic price! You get the set of 4 coasters, personal message, project updates, and follow/shout out on Twitter. FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    Pledge US$ 60 or more About US$ 60

    NEW REWARD: ELITE EIGHT: You get 8 custom coasters, a personal message, project updates, and follow/shout out on Twitter. Get a personal set for yourself and your friend or family! FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    Pledge US$ 90 or more About US$ 90

    NEW REWARD: BY THE DOZEN: You get 12 custom coasters, a personal message, project updates, and follow/shout out on Twitter. Get a personal set for yourself and 2 more for your friends or family! FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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    NEW REWARD: SWEET SIXTEEN: You get 16 custom coasters, a personal message, project updates, and follow/shout out on Twitter. Just get your holiday shopping over with today! FREE U.S. SHIPPING

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