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By Wes Warner & Troy Stark
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Background

Balloons, they add so much fun and atmosphere to any event. Everyone loves a balloon.  However, anyone who has tied a balloon has surely felt the effects of this daunting task on their fingers.  How many times have you become frustrated attempting to tie a balloon, or multiple balloons for that matter?  How many people do you know that are completely unable to tie a balloon?  glooeys has eliminated the frustrations of tying balloons all together and solved this (painful at times) problem. With our patented sealing method (NO TOOLS NECESSARY), we feel very confident that glooeys will become a favorite among all.

glooeys Inflate
glooeys Inflate

What is it and how does it work?

glooeys is a classic latex party balloon with a special adhesive encapsulated within the neck.  The balloon is manufactured in such a way that once it is inflated, you simply stretch the neck (exposing the adhesive inside the neck), pinch where the inner adhesive is exposed, and the seal is complete.  The sealing process is so quick and simple, balloons can be enjoyed by all in a matter of seconds.  In addition, glooeys holds helium longer than a balloon tied with a knot, which extends your enjoyment of a floating balloon.

glooeys Helium balloon with ribbon
glooeys Helium balloon with ribbon

Partnership

We have partnered with a quality balloon manufacturer that has been in the latex industry for over 30 years.   They share our vision of this amazing product, and have worked with us through the development phases.  Whether you’re blowing up a single balloon for hours of enjoyment with your little one, or bouquets of balloons for a celebration, with your help we can produce the perfect, frustration-free, and purely enjoyable self-sealing balloon.   As independent creators, we got to a point where we needed to raise additional funding for our product development through either institutional investors or crowdfunding.

Our belief is that our number one goal is to serve our customers, not investors.  Which is why we are here.

4-Steps
4-Steps

Why we need your help

Our current engineering designs and prototypes have undergone extensive testing and have proven to be successful.  Over the past 3 years, we have invested over $45K and hundreds of hours for product development and patent expenses.   We now need your help to make manufacturing a reality.  This includes tooling, processes, and the introduction of new technology into the balloon industry.  Your contributions will provide the funds to put the glooeys self-sealing balloon into mass production and placed on store shelves everywhere.  This makes the ease and enjoyment of glooeys readily available for all of your fun filled events.

We have researched and secured shipping and distribution avenues to ensure a seamless delivery of glooeys balloons to you, our backers.  We feel it is a priority to provide our backers with glooeys balloons as promised.

We have chosen to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds through the various rewards, but more importantly, we are looking forward to your feedback.  With your contributions, and priceless feedback, glooeys will be enjoyed by children and adults around the world.

Thank you for your support of glooeys, and helping to revolutionize the balloon industry!

Risks and challenges

As you can imagine, this product creates a number of manufacturing challenges. First is acquiring the optimum adhesive. We currently have one that works very well, but are working with a few adhesive manufacturers to find the perfect match. Second is applying the adhesive efficiently. We have several methods that we are currently experimenting with. Once we have the equipment engineered, we will have the opportunity to test these methods in real time to see which one works best.

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