Fox News Interview:
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:
Brookfield Patch: http://brookfieldpatch.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/
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.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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