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About this project

We are building a brand that can inspire and empower generations to aspire to be like Zuck, Elon and the countless individuals who power and lead the innovation in today's world. Maker Cardz are for anyone who has felt out of place in today's world that glamorizes athletes and entertainers rather than entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators. 

There are now 27 million entrepreneurs in the US. Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk have become household names, leading to a generation of millennials aspiring to be them. Despite all of this, our society continues to glorify actors and athletes over coders and founders. We want to change this and put successful entrepreneurs like Gary Vaynerchuk and Sara Blakely on the same pedestal as Kim Kardashian and Lebron James.

Our cards were created with the goal of both inspiring and educating people of all ages. There are 2 types of cards in each pack: one type features an incredibly successful entrepreneur and the other features a word or phrase that is used frequently in the startup world with a definition. Maker Cardz are meant to both motivate and educate people of all ages, but are specifically designed to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Meet The Cards

Entrepreneur Cardz 

Oprah Maker Card
Oprah Maker Card

 

Each entrepreneur card features an incredibly successful entrepreneur, one of their most inspiring quotes, their entrepreneurial superpowers and interesting facts and figures about the entrepreneur.

Term Cardz 

Unicorn Term Card
Unicorn Term Card

 Each term card features a very popular and widely used startup term along with the definition of the term and interesting facts and figures about the term.

 Our goal is to create a new pack every month that will continue to highlight impactful individuals, what it took for them to get there and help inspire the leaders of tomorrow. 

This initial pack will only be available to Kickstarter backers. We will not reprint this exclusive deck ever again!

Our ultimate goal is to build an augmented reality app for both iOS and Android that recognizes each card and brings each story to life. We have the roadmap in place, this Kickstarter can help us 'self-fund' this project and take it to the next level.  

What is augmented reality? In this case, we will build an app that will use your smartphone's camera to recognize each card and overlay exciting layers of digital animation that will make your Maker Cardz interactive, more educational and more fun! Kind of like how Snapchat lenses recognize your face (for silly dog effects!) our app will recognize each card and take you deeper into each entrepreneur's story. 

Our team has extensive experience building startups, designing great products and bringing exciting products to market. 

We are very excited and hopeful to reach many of our milestones that will enhance this product over time. 

About Startup Drugz (The Parent Of Maker Cardz)

We founded Startup Drugz because we love the startup world. As entrepreneurs we know what it is really like to start a business and wanted to create a company that celebrated this craziness. We saw too many companies making gear that focused on motivational sayings and the glamorous side of startups. The reality is that starting a business is far from glamorous and you deal with a ton of shit that's no fun. Our gear focuses on this side of the startup world, though we do occasionally make a motivational poster or t-shirt. We like to think that we bring humor and levity to what really goes into starting a business. If Startup Vitamins had an evil twin, it would be us.

Startup Drugz was launched in early 2015 as a fun little side project, but thanks to Product Hunt, it has become an instant hit and is a rapidly growing brand. Since our inception we've sold our tees, posters, mugs and phone cases to over 50,000 incredible entrepreneurs, social media personalities, investors and startup enthusiasts around the world. 

Our Mission Statement (do brand's still have mission statements?)

From day one, Startup Drugz has been about celebrating the kick-ass entrepreneurs who make this world a better place. The people who take huge risks and fail time after time, but continue to pick themselves up and push forward. The people who hear 'no' every single day, but stay motivated and keep seeking out that one 'yes' they know is out there. The people who haven't taken a day off in so long that they forget what it's like to not work 24/7. The people who don't just break the rules, but change the game for all of us. Our brand is about these people. We share their passion and use this as rocket fuel to create each tee and poster you see on our site.

Reward Tiers
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Stretch Goals

$10,000 - Early Adopters! 

  • We make and deliver our first batch of Maker Cards!

$25,000 - Traction!

  • We will make and include a new term card!

$50,000 - Seed Round!

  • We will throw in a surprise extra entrepreneur card!

$100,000 - Series A!

  • One more term card and an extra entrepreneur card exclusive to our initial Kickstarter pack. 

$250,000 - Series B!

  • We will include an extra holographic authentication marker on each card.  

$500,000 - Pivot! 

  • We will make and launch a FREE accompanying Augmented Reality app that will bring your cards to life!

Risks and challenges

We are very confident we can deliver our core product within the given time frame. We have existing relationships with manufacturing partners we have worked with for our Startup Drugz line. We have already worked with our manufacturer on logistics, demand, etc.

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    Get a limited edition SIGNED Ryan Hoover card with your Maker Cards pack. You will also receive a custom "Early Adopter" shirt.

    All proceeds will benefit the San Francisco SPCA - MEOW!

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    Create the ultimate office morale booster! For this reward we will create up to 50 custom decks of up to 50 people. You provide the names, details and headshots and we will make the ultimate team building reward!

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