$1,101
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, June 17 2019 1:49 AM UTC +00:00.

Larry StarkweatherBy Larry Starkweather
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Larry StarkweatherBy Larry Starkweather
First created
$1,101
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
43
backers
26days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Mon, June 17 2019 1:49 AM UTC +00:00.

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Just plug it in and every time you start your car or truck the device will say through its own speaker - Hey, Got Your Phone? That's all you have to do, it is sooooo easy to use.

The Fine Print:

gigi  was invented by Larry and Sherry Starkweather, two wild and crazy kids from Wisconsin.

 Larry would frequently drive off from home without his phone. After years of frustration looking online and in stores for an inexpensive solution, they decided to invent gigi and bring it to market.

We have finished the development of gigi and are ready to manufacture.We have a prototype that works and all of the specifications and drawings necessary for a manufacturer to make the product.

We have hired Dragon Innovation of Cambridge Massachusetts to be in charge of vetting manufacturers in China, They will help us manage the process including quality control when we start manufacturing. Dragon Innovation has engineers on the ground in China that will monitor every step of the process.

We have selected a manufacturer in China that has met our requirements for quality and cost. They are awaiting orders to start building the molds and getting up-to-speed on fulfilling our orders.

Why is our fundraising goal $100,000? 

It is very expensive bringing a product to market. The molds that will be used to form the shell of gigi cost $40,000. We then need to get FCC approval of the working product. Once we have the molds and FCC approval then we need to fulfill the initial orders of approximately 7,000 units. 

What our backers need to know

This is a product Larry has used in his car for 6 months. It works. He never leaves home without his phone. Ever. 

gigi - Hey Got Your Phone?  is a product ready to be produced, we just need backers to pledge and we should start delivery in August. Help us achieve our goal of getting this device into million of cars for people you care about that really need it.

We have nothing fancy in our rewards section. You do get a reward for being an early backer by buying this device early in the Campaign. Special price discounts are available for those that pledge early. We would rather give discounts on the product than t-shirts or mugs with the gigi - Hey Got Your Phone?  logo on it.

We need your help

We can't fund bringing this product to market on our own. Kickstarter is a great way for inventors to bring their invention to market at minimal cost. We need your help in getting the word out about us. Please go to our website at: https://www.gigiheygotyourphone.com to learn more about us and gigi.  

Please spread the word about this time-saving device and send a link to people via email, and do whatever you can to talk up this device for us.

It is on Larry's bucket list to manufacture a product and bring it to market. It is something he has wanted to do all his life. We appreciate any help that you can give to help us achieve our dreams! 

Thank you for your support.

Risks and challenges

Challenges of this project:
1. The first challenge of this project will be meeting our funding goal. Research of hundreds of people by Larry over the last 10 months has indicated that many of them would purchase this device for themselves, family and friends.
2. The second challenge is if the manufacturer does not deliver a quality product on our schedule. We have reduced this risk by hiring Dragon Innovation to manage the manufacturing of gigi in China. Dragon Innovation is a very successful company that has been through this process many times. We feel very comfortable leaving the manufacturing up to Dragon Innovation.

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