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Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
What is the Bibo Barmaid?
A revolutionary system in great tasting alcoholic refreshment that has perfected the ease of creation, variety and simplicity allowing you to make the perfect mixed drink...every time! Launching with 6 great, too complex to make at home flavors; Margarita, Appletini, Cucumber Melon, Rum Punch, Tangerine Paloma and Mai Tai, we are changing the game of 'ease of creation' for mixed drinks at home.
"Bibo" - pronounced Bee-bo, is Latin for 'to drink' and represents a true revolution in the liquor industry changing the way consumers think about and use spirits.
Our Cocktails are Crafty
At launch, we will offer six amazing cocktail flavors including Cucumber Melon, Appletini, Tangerine Paloma, Malibu Mai Tai, Rum Punch and Margarita with many more flavors in the works! We only use premium ingredients and are working with major liquor brands to offer top quality spirits for our single serve spirit pouches, which will be available for use with the system in the second quarter of 2017. Craft cocktails are the hottest thing right now, but they cost a lot of money and can typically only be had in bars and restaurants. Bibo Barmaid lets you have those craft cocktails at home at a fraction of the cost. Each cocktail mix pouch will come with a 'bar code' which tells the smart reader built into the Bibo Barmaid exactly how to make the perfect drink based on our scientific mixologists' formulas. We look forward to adding dozens of new flavors including cocktails that use Kahlua, white and red wine (Sangrias) -- the list goes on and on. Flavor is king in the liquor industry, and delicious taste and flavor variety is what Bibo is all about.
Bibo on ABC News 'Top 5 Gadgets' Report December 10, 2016
1) Makes the perfect drink in less than 20 seconds with an easy to use system.
2) LCD Panel and buttons give instructions for ease of use.
3) Small counter-top profile for easy storage and light weight so you can take with you for tailgating or in your RV or boat.
4) There are two easy ways to clean the Bibo Barmaid: 1) rinse between drinks so there is no flavor residual from drink to drink; 2) after use, just pop out the handle/blade assembly and rinse that unit in warm soapy water for complete cleaning.
Bibo Barmaid System
Bibo is a three-part system with an easy learning curve for consumers. The beauty of this system approach is that consumers already understand how to ‘create’ their hot-served drinks via a systemized approach in a single serve manner, (e.g. Keurig, Nespresso). Our three-part system includes:
1) Bibo Barmaid Dispenser: an engineered and patent pending machine that uniquely creates an excellent cocktail every time. It is the core of the system and is a stylish feature for kitchen counter tops. At launch, the dispenser will be available in Red/Sliver or Black/Silver.
2) Bibo-Alcohol Pouches: Name brand shots in a unique package format. (Available for use with the system in the second quarter of 2017). Prior to pouch availability, each Bibo Appliance comes with a shot glass measured precisely to 50 ml so the drink is perfectly measured. Use our pouch (shown above and available Q2 '17; Made in the USA) or your own favorite liquor brand with our cocktail shaker and shot glass (shown below) that are included.
3) Bibo-Cocktail Mixers: perfectly created mixes available in single serve mixer pouches that include juices and natural flavoring that create the best tasting drinks ever.
How It Works
Making a Bibo Cocktail with these easy steps:
1) Set up: Fill water reservoir, plug in, turn power on, place several ice cubes into your glass, and place glass on drip tray.
2) Drink Selection: Pick a drink type and insert the cocktail mixer pouch into the barmaid, (6 to choose from at launch and 12+ by fall of 2017).
3) Add the alcohol pouch, as indicated on the cocktail mixer pouch (or if using your own brand of alcohol add alcohol shot when you add ice cubes)
4) Pull the handle down down to initiate mix: out pours the perfect drink in about 20 seconds!
Debra Walker is the inventor and entrepreneur behind the Bibo Barmaid system. Her expertise includes marketing and front end innovation with a focus on products that provide solutions for women. The idea was born when two of Deb's friends, both moms of young children, wanted a better way to make great cocktails at home. With the popularity of single serve - both coffee and soda offer lots of single serve options - the time was ripe for a single serve solution for cocktails. Bibo Barmaid is looking to raise $5,000 which will be used to help fund the final tooling and initial launch of the program for the 2016 holiday and 2017 super bowl season.
Bibo Barmaid Team
Debra Walker, inventor of Bibo Barmaid, has 25+ years of experience across multi-faceted positions in brand development and brand transformation, new business development and innovation. Deb's strong baseline general management capabilities coupled with consumer-focused methodologies has helped to build brands, transform categories, create unique growth platforms and develop winning go-to-market strategies. Success to Debra means making this company soar -- while at the same time creating a stream of funding for her non-profit endeavors to help children ages 11 - 22 who suffer challenges from Asperger's syndrome.
Carole joins the Bibo team with over 35 years of experience in all phases of operations, product development, marketing and sales. Carole has acted as National Accounts Executive for both mid-cap and Fortune 500 companies. Carole is adept at partnering with major retailers to develop products and programs to fit their specific needs, building long-term relationships and profitable growth. She will be responsible for sales strategy and execution as well as overseas operations.
Angel investor Steve Schlesinger is the majority owner of Schlesinger Associates, a global marketing research firm. He is the CEO of Schlesinger, an entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist. Steve has been a key investor and strategic contributor to Bibo's launch.
Lorri Cooper is a mechanical engineer and patent attorney and has had an integral role in designing and protecting the Bibo Barmaid system. Lorri has drafted and filed over 6 patent applications on behalf of Bibo.
Doug Melville, co-founder of Design Innovation, Inc. has over thirty years’ experience in product design and development - and has been the key designer for Bibo Barmaid. He has his BFA in Industrial Design from the Rhode Island School of Design. Doug’s career as an industrial designer spans electronic and computer products, medical equipment, and toys. Doug has received over 30 U.S. mechanical patents and his concept sketches are included in the permanent archives of the Smithsonian Institute.
Final message from Bibo Barmaid
We can’t wait to bring Bibo Barmaid to market…and revolutionize how people enjoy cocktails at home. The production is bout to commence and the cocktails in our line taste amazing! All we need now is your contributions to kick start production and fund our first batch of Bibo products.
We believe we have all the plans in place to deliver your product in accordance with our arranged timeline. Our factory has the capacity to produce 900 Bibo Barmaid units a day. We hope this assures you that, should any challenges be thrown our way, we are going to confidently be able remedy any issues in order to meet our commitment to you.
You can be assured that we continue to work exceptionally hard to ensure your order is fulfilled on time and done with top-notch quality. Please support our campaign and check out the great items you can get as part of our Kickstarter Rewards.
Bibo Reward Items:
Rethink the Drink T Shirt
Black Leather Coaster Set (set of 4)
Large Woven Picnic Blanket - warm, soft and American made!
Risks and challenges
Reasons to Believe
The key to any businesses success is having the right product; but we have accomplished the impossible trifecta. This combination of 3 incredibly complex industries has never been done before; 1. Appliances, 2. 3. Consumables and 3. The Liquor Industry. The alcohol industry is striving to raise brand penetration in home by stealing share from wine and beer but the accoutrements make it too cumbersome. The mini bottle business has long needed to be reinvigorated and this single serve appliance is the answer. No longer are airplanes and hotels enough. Just like single-serve coffee, this single-serve cocktail business will boom.
Our team has established a solid foundation in building strong manufacturing partners from China to the shores of the United States. Bibo has also worked with top engineers and designers to bring the best quality and easy-to-use single serve cocktail maker in this emerging category. We strive to offer the best tasting drinks in the market and we partnered with Givaudan, the top flavor development company in the world, to realize that goal. We have received great consumer feedback including, "Right Price", "Love the flavor options", "Fits nicely on the counter", and most importantly - and consistently, "I love the taste!" Our consumer testing has given us confidence that Bibo is on the path to be the leader in the single serve market. And, our product is ready to be run in Asia - we just need your help to make our dream be realized.
Enjoy all 6 varieties of Bibo cocktail mixers including 2 each of our delicious cocktail flavors: Refreshing Cucumber Melon, Traditional Margarita, Lovely Rum Punch, Yummy Mai Tai -- can be made with rum or coconut rum, Tangerine Paloma - a wonderful twist on the Mexican Grapefruit Paloma, and last but not least everyone's favorite, the Appletini.