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Tribute makes it easy to build beautiful, collaborative video montages that celebrate the people you care about on special occasions.
366 backers pledged $34,762 to help bring this project to life.

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Whether it is a birthday, wedding or simple thank you, we have all spent precious time, money and effort trying to find an awesome gift for the people we care about. 

THAT'S WHY WE CREATED TRIBUTE:

We believe that great relationships magnify our happiness and that simply sharing our love and appreciation with the people we care about is one of the most profound ways to support our friends and strengthen important relationships. 

After conceptualizing Tribute, we realized that people will never receive this type of consolidated outpouring of love and support until it's too late...until it is their eulogy. That didn't sit right with us and we decided to create Tribute as an easy way to rally your friends and create these awesome videos of people sharing what matters most. 

In the past, creating a Tribute would take hours of emailing, reminding, downloading videos and complex editing. 

WE MADE IT SIMPLE:

Our three step process and concierge option makes sure anyone can create a beautiful Tribute montage with ease. 

  • STEP 1: INVITE - Enter your friends' email addresses, some basic info and you're all set. Tribute will schedule automatic reminder emails that make sure everyone submits their videos. 
  • STEP 2: COLLECT - Automatic reminders will direct your "tribe" to a personal webpage (mobile responsive) where they can learn about the Tribute and record/submit their video of any size. 
  • STEP 3: CREATE - Submitted videos are automatically compiled in our Tribute editor where you can easily set the order and add cool effects.
  • OPTIONAL CONCIERGE (+$100):  Users have the option to hire one of our staff members to handle all aspects of Tribute creation. You enter emails along with some basic information and then let your concierge handle the rest. 
After a year and a half of development, our mobile responsive website is up an ready to go!
After a year and a half of development, our mobile responsive website is up an ready to go!
Start by building a campaign page, it only takes a few minutes to enter vital info that your "Tribe" needs to know (campaign type, recipient name, due date and pick a prompt question)
Start by building a campaign page, it only takes a few minutes to enter vital info that your "Tribe" needs to know (campaign type, recipient name, due date and pick a prompt question)
Your "Tribe" will be directed to your campaign page where they can easily record and submit their video from a phone or computer.
Your "Tribe" will be directed to your campaign page where they can easily record and submit their video from a phone or computer.
Submitted videos flow automatically into a simple editor where you can set the order of your videos and add cool features in minutes.
Submitted videos flow automatically into a simple editor where you can set the order of your videos and add cool features in minutes.

Our site is up and running in final beta and we need your help to launch Tribute! $30,000 will enable us to design and develop our crucial mobile app.

SOME REASONS TO CONSIDER SUPPORTING US: 

  • HOLIDAYS! - If you are looking for an awesome present or stocking stuffer, our rewards will make for a unique gift that anyone will love. 
  • DISCOUNTED TRIBUTES- To say thank you, we are offerings our Tribute packages at significantly reduced rates for Kickstarter backers.
  • WE ARE SO CLOSE - We have been working on Tribute for over a year and a half and are currently in final beta with live tests going well. With your help, we will finally be able to launch Tribute publicly.
  • WE HAVE THE TEAM: With Rory's programming skills, my marketing background and stellar contractors already identified, we will be able to execute on our promises on the mobile app by the end of Q2/2015. 
  • WE ARE INVESTED - Tribute is more than just a business to us, we believe it can be a major force for good in the world and are deeply committed to making Tribute successful. 
WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO:
  • MOBILE APP - This money will enable us to bring on the mobile architect that we need to design and develop our mobile app. We have already executed high level wireframes and know exactly what needs to be done, we just needs the funds to bring on our contractors. 
  • NEW FEATURE - The mobile app is going to introduce a very cool new feature that we think will transform the gift and greeting card market for the better. 
We have already identified the contractors needed to finalize both of the above projects in the next month

We have created some special deals at every level so that anyone can get involved.

  • WOOD USB ($20) -  Our wooden USB is great on it's own or can turn your Tribute video into a beautiful physical gift. The USB is made of sustainable Bamboo and comes in our Tribute souvenir box.
  • CLASSIC TRIBUTE ($39) - This includes access to our suite of handy reminder tools and our custom editing suite that will help you create a beautiful Tribute video. You will receive a high definition MP4 file of your Tribute Video when finished. 
  • CONCIERGE TRIBUTE ($99) - Want to lay back and have someone else do the work? This package is for you! One of our personal concierges will email your tribe, send reminders, collect videos and compile the final tribute for you.
  • BUNDLE PACKS - To support frequent usage of Tribute we are offering deeply discounted bundle packs to our users. Use them yourself or give them to friends as a gift. 

We started selling Tributes this past summer and have had some incredible results, but don't take our word for it...

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE TRIBUTE VIDEO'S SO FAR:

FELIPE - "This is one of the greatest things I have ever seen and I'm speechless that you put this whole thing together. Thank you so much - for lack of better words. I'm just.... Wow. I'm just... Thank you. Thank you, this is amazing!"

CATHY SEXTON - "I cried watching it and I am sure she will enjoy watching it for years to come. What a special and unique gift for your loved ones. "     

DOROTHY DEMAREST -"The video was not only a special gift to my son, but a special gift to me as his Mother. No mother could ask for more than that for her son."      

ED BRIMER - "We showed it to her last night and it was incredibly moving to see her reaction. It brought memories, tears, joy and all kinds of warm emotions to the whole family."        

JARED CHRIS - "I was worried that my friends wouldn't know what to say, thankfully the prompts made it really easy to share meaningful messages and the Tribute for Brooks turned out incredible."

I walked through the door to our apartment on the evening of my 27th Birthday...

3...2...1 - SURPRISE! 20 of my closest friends and family members jumped out and ran to give me a hug. It felt incredible About half way through the party, Miki stands up on a chair and asks everyone to gather in the living room. Then she turned on the TV, smiled at me and hit play...
After about the third person, I made a conscious decision to let myself cry and simply be overwhelmed by it all. When the video was over, I grabbed Miki and told her that this was the best gift I had ever received - I meant it. Then Miki proceeded to tell me how hard it was to make the video...within minutes, the light bulb went off. Everyone deserves to receive a Tribute and it is way too hard to create...Tribute was born. 

Risks and challenges

There are a lot of great projects on Kickstarter and our biggest challenge will be getting the word out and convincing people to back this project. We need this money to finalize the mobile app which will also help us close out some core features that are necessary for our public launch. This is why we're asking for the support of family, friends, bloggers and the Kickstarter community to help us spread the word far and wide.

We purposefully waited to launch our Kickstarter campaign until our website was up and running in final beta, this ensures that we will be ready to fulfill our backer rewards as soon as the campaign ends.

We have also had our custom USB's manufactured in San Francisco and they are ready to distribute as soon as the campaign ends.

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    EARLY SITE ACCESS: You will be added to our friends and family list and get access to the Tribute.co website which is currently in private BETA. Perfect if you want to get your Tributes in before Xmas!

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    BAMBOO USB & GIFT BOX: You will receive an 8GB USB inside a beautiful bamboo wood casing with the Tribute logo engraved on it. The USB comes in our custom gift box and has a special message on the inside. Backer will also be granted early site access.

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    CYBER MONDAY SUPER SPECIAL: ($49 VALUE): You'll receive a code to create a classic Tribute, "the most meaningful gift on earth," on our site. The classic Tribute includes access to our handy tools that automate outreach, streamline video collection and make video editing a breeze. You can use the code yourself or give it as a gift!

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    MOST POPULAR: ($49 VALUE): You'll receive a code to create a classic Tribute, "the most meaningful gift on earth," on our site. The classic Tribute includes access to our handy tools that automate outreach, streamline video collection and make video editing a breeze. You can use the code yourself or give it as a gift!

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    USB TRIBUTE PACKAGE ($78 Value): You will receive a code to create a classic Tribute on our site and we'll put your Tribute onto our beautiful bamboo USB (8GB) before we send it to you. The USB is a great way to transform your Tribute into a physical gift that will wow anyone.

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    BEST DEAL - TRIBUTE 3-PACK ($147 value): You will receive three codes for classic Tribute's. You can use the codes yourself or can give them away to friends as gifts.

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    CONCIERGE TRIBUTE ($149 VALUE): The easiest way to give a Tribute. Enter your friends email addresses and you're pretty much done. One of our staff members will email your tribe, send reminders, collect videos and send you back a personally edited Tribute video.

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    TRIBUTE 6-PACK ($249 value): The largest Tribute pack we offer. Please only get this if you are prepared to make all of you best friends and family members think you are awesome. You can create Tributes for all your best friends or give the codes away as gifts.

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    CONCIERGE BUY 1 - GET 1 ($298 VALUE): Easily create a Tribute for someone and give them a code to pass it on to the next person. With concierge Tribute's you simply enter your friends email addresses and you're pretty much done. One of our staff members will email your tribe, send reminders, collect videos and send you back a personally edited Tribute video.

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    ULTIMATE TRIBUTE PACKAGE ($449 value): You will receive codes for five classic Tributes and two concierge Tributes. You are awesome and about to become one of the best friends on the planet. Codes are all transferrable.

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    VIP DINNER W/ FOUNDERS IN NYC: Andrew, Rory and Miki will treat you and a friend to a 4-course meal at Miki's NYC pizzeria WILD (www.eatdrinkWILD.com) Ask us any questions you might have on entrepreneurship, Tribute or whatever your little heart desires.

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    THE CUSACK: Oh yea, this is happening. You'll get a complimentary concierge Tribute for the person of your choosing. When done, our Co-Founder Andrew will travel anywhere in the world to personally hold his laptop above his head and present the finished Tribute to the recipient.

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    LIVE EVENT TRIBUTE: Have a big event coming up and want to do something special? Let us create a live Tribute at your next event. We will come to the event of your choice (wedding, party, conference) and collect HQ Tribute testimonials. Our professional editor will compile the clips into a beautiful Tribute with music, text annotations and everything you need for an unforgettable keepsake. Pitch in with friends and make this happen for any wedding or big event!

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