Our Handmade Artisan Jerky Company needs to increase production to meet demand and expand nationwide! Read more
This project was successfully funded on February 11, 2014.
About this project
Everyone knows... It's Better When It's Sticky!
Hello Friends! Thank you for checking out our story and stellar video.
If you haven’t heard about us before, we are Jim Nielsen and Monaka Wallis of Jimmy’s Sticky Jerky located in beautiful Hermosa Beach, California. We know, that’s a strange place to make Beef Jerky you’re thinking, but we say “Can you think of a better place than the sunny beaches of So Cal to make anything really?”.
In short, we started our business a little more than a year ago with the normal mistakes and successes in any new business, but the one resounding fact we’ve come to realize from our friends and customers alike is that our Beef Jerky is some of the best on the planet! Jimmy loves Beef Jerky, and we love making our Jerky for all of you. The Artisan Jerky business is growing rapidly in the US, and as one of the original Artisan Jerky makers in Southern California, it’s important for us to keep ourselves at the front of the pack and lead the charge, that's where you come in.
Our great Jerky can be found in more than 20 stores, local Farmer’s Markets and you can order it directly from our website, but that’s just the tip of the “Meat-Berg” - (new thing, as we don’t have Icebergs here). In order for us to become a dominate global Jerky force, and for us to begin making our great Jerky in higher volume, we need to increase production. This means bigger facilities, more equipment, more raw materials and all of the little things that add up. With your assistance and our dedication to working hard at it, we can vault our company to the next level to provide a profitable and successful business for ourselves and our families, as well as covering America in our Jerky!
- What we have: An outstanding Beef and Turkey Jerky product that has received top ratings from reviewers, food bloggers and of course, all of our fans such as yourselves.
- What we need NOW: A “Kick-Start”. A momentum gaining shove from you to launch us into the next stage of business that lets us keep doing what we are passionate about, but on a much larger playing field.
- What you get: An opportunity to say “I am a part of Jimmy’s Sticky Jerky! It’s because of me and others like me that they are successful”. Wouldn’t that be a nice feeling? Oh, and in addition to our undying gratitude, friendship and borderline “stalker type” love, you will also receive some of our incredibly delicious and amazingly wonderful Jerky! Also, one (1) lucky person who contributes $5K, will also receive the original dehydrator that we started our business with, Hermoosa 1! This is about the same level of coolness as owning the Kitty Hawk or maybe even the Space Shuttle Endeavor! You can request an email of the spec-sheet on this functional and much-used piece of Machinery if you haven't received it yet and want to know more about it. :)
We quit our corporate jobs to chase our dreams of being self-employed, answering to only a couple of horrible bosses (ourselves). Jimmy makes the jerky and Monaka manages the stuff he likes to ignore - together we make a pretty darn good team. We make some damn good Jerky and we want everyone to experience it, so thank you for allowing us to continue doing what we do. YOU ROCK!!!
Lastly, a special shout-out and thank you to the awesome Matt Steiger, Caitlin McClure and Renaud Talon for helping us with our video. You made us look average, which is actually a big improvement from our original video. Thank you!
What People are Saying!
Best Beef Jerky - Beef Jerky Reviews awarded our Cilantro & Lime, Fire and R.F.H (Really Freaking Hot) flavors their coveted 5 Star "Best" Rating. (http://www.bestbeefjerky.org/2013/09/jimmys-sticky-jerky-cilantro-lime.html)
"Jimmy's Sticky Jerky is a man among boys." The YumYum Foodie (http://www.theyumyumfoodie.com/jimmysstickyjerky)
"Another "5 Star" Review to share with my readers" - Networking Dimensions Product Reviews. (http://networkingdimensions.com/Jimmys%20Sticky%20Jerky%20Review.html)
“I must admit I was a little afraid to eat the Sticky Fire, the Sticky heat is warm enough for me. But I have to say the flavor and intensity of the Fire was amazing. WOW” – Steve Mellecker
“Jimmy’s Sticky Jerky is the Filet Mignon of beef Jerky” – Mitch Green.
“Loving the Jerky Jimmy. I’m officially addicted!” – Paul Lemire (Los Angeles Musician)
“Our family loves your jerky, never want to eat any other!” – Sunshine Kite Company, Redondo Beach.
“Gastro-Orgasmic” – Pete Feld
“Gave myself a treat and bought a bunch of beef jerky from here. By far the best jerky on the market!” – Mike Fung
Risks and challenges
We currently have the infrastructure and production capabilities to fulfill any commitments from our Kickstarter project. There is proven demand for our product, we just need to make much more of it and rapidly increase our distribution channels. So, when we are funded here on Kickstarter, we have 3 immediate tasks to complete to make our charge to the top of the Artisan Jerky mountain.
Increase production in our USDA approved facility to allow us to sell in more stores across the US. Continue working with our new distribution partners to increase sales channels and provide top-notch customer support, and lastly, we will focus our attentions even more on our Social Media and Marketing efforts to further increase demand with an emphasis on product quality.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $10 or more
A very cool, amazingly awesome, very graphic Jimmy's Sticky Jerky digital image for your Desktop or Screen Saver! Also, your name etched in "electronic stone" on a special page of our website for all of eternity! That's almost like being famous, but we wouldn't try the "do you know who I am?" thing at a fancy restaurant just yet.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $25 or more
43 backers Limited (457 left of 500)
A special thank you "Shout Out" on our Facebook Page, your name on our website "Wall of Fame", plus two (2) packs of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky. Any flavor you want, sent anywhere in the US!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $30 or more
12 backers Limited (18 left of 30)
LOCAL DELIVERY IN THE BEACH CITIES WEARING A SPEEDO!! That's right! Not only will Jimmy personally deliver your 2 Packs of Jerky to your front door, but he will do it wearing his sleek new pair of Speedo trunks, goggles and swim cap! (Jimmy has recently started training for his first Triathlon, so this outfit is new and not quite suited for his physique yet. Should be funny.). You will also be able to take a photo with Jimmy delivering your Jerky! Don't pass this one up! This delivery reward applies only to Redondo, Hermosa and Manhattan Beaches! Even Jimmy won't go to certain places in a Speedo. :)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $50 or more
34 backers Limited (216 left of 250)
Four (4) packs of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky of your choosing! But that's not all! In addition to your name or preferred Alias on the Wall of Fame, you will receive a shiny new Cadillac!**
**Aforementioned Cadillac not included, only the Jerky. Sorry.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $75 or more
4 backers Limited (246 left of 250)
Six (6) bags of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky of your choosing! Your name with a special thank you on the Wall, and the same make-believe Cadillac as on the $50 level. (Again, shiny new car not included).Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $100 or more
8 packs of Jimmy's Sticky Jerky, your name on the "Wall", an autographed 8x10 photo of Monaka and Jimmy to put in a frame on the mantle next to the other pictures of your family, and our undying and never-ending gratitude of course.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $300 or more
The "Tica" Level. Triple the $100 Pledge level, with the choice of having it all at once, or over the course of 3 months. It's up to you. Yep. It's that simple. :)Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $500 or more
5 packs of jerky every 3 months for a year, your name on the Wall of Fame, and a "Shout Out" on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else we can think of. More fame for you! You might be able to get away with the "Do you know who I am" line with this one.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 packs of Jerky every quarter for TWO (2) years, the Wall of Fame, any and all applicable "Shout Outs".. Plus! You will receive a 3 pack of Jerky, in the flavors of your choosing for your birthday... Every year! Year after year, for as long as we are in business or until you kick the bucket, whichever comes first.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $2,000 or more
5 packs of Jerky every quarter for TWO (2) years, the 3 packs of Jerky on your birthday(s), even more of our undying gratitude and an abundance of "Borderline Stalker Type Love", plus a special video "Hug" from Monaka and Jimmy. And finally, a special Shout Out to you on 1,000 of our our labels, if you're not currently "on the lamb" or hiding from the authorities for some reason that is.Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
Pledge $5,000 or more
0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)
A piece of history! We will ship you the original Jerky dehydrator that started it all for us, Hermoosa 1! In addition, you will get 5 Packs of Jerky every quarter for 3 Years, and 3 Packs on your birthday, every year for as long as we're in business.
Finally, we will work with you to create a new flavor of jerky, giving you special mention on the packaging and our website for your contribution to this flavor! Oh, and you will will also get your own special batch of this flavor that you don't have to share with anyone! That's a lot of Jerky!Estimated delivery:Only ships to: United States
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