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The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 3 2015 7:45 PM UTC +00:00
$14,815
pledged of $40,000pledged of $40,000 goal
82
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, January 3 2015 7:45 PM UTC +00:00

About

The CrowdFood App

CrowdFood is a mobile app that gives food truck fans what they want: find your favorite food trucks instantly, quickly review the menu, and order without having to carry any cash or wait in line.  It's super simple.

Everyone hates waiting in lines, especially when they are hungry. Here are the top 3 challenges we are solving for the customer.

Challenge #1Finding food trucks near you? 

CrowdFood uses an interactive map to display the location of food trucks nearby.  It can even notify you when your favorite trucks are close.  And it’s ACCURATE, because the trucks use our app to tell us they are on location selling food. 

We are changing the way you discover food trucks!

Challenge #2 – What’s on the menu? 

CrowdFood lets you select any food truck from a map and browse the menu. Each menu has clear images and descriptions of each item. 

No need to go hang out by the truck to know what they offer. Everything is done right from your smartphone.  Decide what to eat, order, and pay with just a few taps. 

Once the order is placed the app displays an "order ready" time and notifies you when it’s ready for pickup.  

Challenge #3 – No Cash and No Lines.

With the CrowdFood app there is no need to carry cash. And you don't have to wait in line anymore!  We know that your lunch break is limited and that your time with friends is valuable.  Don’t waste it standing in line while your food is made.  

CrowdFood notifies you when your food is ready.  Then you walk straight to the pick-up window and get your food.  No cash required, you already paid!

Building the Right Features: 

Crowdfood offers an uber-simplistic experience with the features you need.

How do we know?

We surveyed food truck owners and customers to find out what they wanted then we built a proof of concept.  A proof of concept (while not a fully functioning app) is a great way to show people what the final app will look like and how it will work.  

After showing food truck owners and customers the proof of concept we continually hear the same thing, “When will the app be finished and ready for use?”  

By contributing to the CrowdFood Kickstarter, YOU are making that happen!

Rewards

Stickers

Magnetic Words for Foodies

Custom Crowdfood iPhone Horn Amplifier

CrowdFood Foam Dart Launcher

CrowdFood "Dude, where's my truck?" T-shirt

How Will the Money be Used

We’ve completed the graphic design of the app.  We’ve showcased the proof of concept with food truck owners and customers. All that’s left is to complete the programming of the mobile app and the web application that manages the food truck accounts.   With your contribution we can make every food truck accessible at your fingertips!

CrowdFood’s Important Milestones To-Date

  • Graphic Design: Completed 
  • Screen Layout and User Experience: Completed 
  • Proof of Concept: Completed 

CrowdFood’s Next Milestones

Once we reach our funding goal of $40,000: 

  • Code iPhone app to completion 
  • Code the Admin Website for managing food truck menus and accounts 
  • Design and code the CrowdFood website (this is also where many of our contributors will be listed and publicly thanked) 

All completed by March 2015.

If we exceed our initial funding goal, there is much more we plan to do:

  • $65,000 - Introduction of advanced features including iBeacon technology 
  • $95,000 -  CrowdFood for Android 
  • $185,000 - Get it even faster! Expedited city-by-city rollout schedule

The CrowdFood Team

The CrowdFood team has proven experience in building successful applications and start-up businesses.

Our CEO: Our CEO began his career in Fortune 100 companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Goldman Sachs.  He has launched several successful start-up businesses including ModernAnalyst.com and SpicyAddict.com, as well as managed the creation of several mobile apps.

Our Engineers: Having the very best engineers is essential. Our engineering team is the creator of the highly successful Lat.io iBeacon SDK.  They have begun preliminary work on the CrowdFood app including a proof of concept and have proven success with other mobile applications which have received the attention of large companies and technology investors.

Our Graphic Designer: Our graphic designers are highly trained in the field of design, with a track record of producing designs for many award winning sites including Wrent.it, StartEngine.com, and CraftVapery.com

Our Product Manager: Our Product Manager has years of experience in understanding how people interact with apps in the most efficient and enjoyable way possible. The user experience of the app has been designed to successfully compete with the most popular and successful apps on the market.

Common Questions & Answers: Check our FAQ Segment below

Risks and challenges

Competition: The potential for competition is always a risk. As of right now, there are no successful apps that focus primarily on food trucks and that facilitate the food ordering process from beginning to end. We will be the first! But we want to move quickly to take advantage of the position we are in.

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    THANK YOU! Your support is appreciated. We will be sure to include you in our private beta.

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    THANK YOU! Your support is appreciated. We will send you our CrowdFood sticker!

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    I LIKE CrowdFood
    (1) Enjoy your custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!
    (2) 500 app credits for in app purchase.
    (3) Appear on our Pledger page (photo,name)

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    FRIENDLY SUPPORTER
    (1) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!
    (2) You will also receive a personal thank you email expressing our appreciation.

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    FOODIE
    (1) Our thank you goes public! Receive a callout on our social media pages.
    (2) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    FOODIE PLUS - EARLY BIRD PRICING - Reward Option C: (1) Receive one of our trendy t-shirts. Slogans are college student approved and hipster certified! Choose from "Dude, where's my truck?", "Street tacos, bro.", or "Skip lines, not lunch."
    (2) Our thank you goes public! Receive a callout on our social media pages.
    (3) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    I FOODIE ** NEW **
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    (1) T- Shirt ("Dude where is my truck")
    (2) 2500 App Credits for in app purchase
    (3) Social Media Call out
    (4) Appear on our Pledger page (photo,name)

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    FOODIE PLUS - Reward Option A: (1) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (2) Our thank you goes public! Receive a callout on our social media pages.
    (3) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    FOODIE PLUS - Reward Option B: (1) Receive a custom CrowdFood Foam Dart Launcher
    (2) Our thank you goes public! Receive a callout on our social media pages.
    (3) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    FOODIE PLUS - Reward Option C: (1) Receive one of our trendy t-shirts. Slogans are college student approved and hipster certified! Choose from "Dude, where's my truck?", "Street tacos, bro.", or "Skip lines, not lunch."
    (2) Our thank you goes public! Receive a callout on our social media pages.
    (3) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    (1) T- Shirt ("Dude where is my truck")
    (2) Baseball Cap
    (3) 5,000 App Credits for in app purchase
    (4) Appear on our Pledger page (photo,name)
    (5) Magnetic Words

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    SOUS CHEF PLUS - EARLY BIRD PRICING
    (1) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified!
    (2) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (3) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (4) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    SOUS CHEF PLUS
    (1) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (2) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (3) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (4) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    HEAD CHEF
    (1)1 hour course on the basics of FB Ads
    (2) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (3) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (4) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (5) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    (1) T- Shirt ("Dude where is my truck")
    (2) Baseball Cap
    (3) 10,000 App Credits for in app purchase
    (4) Appear on our Pledger page (photo,name)
    (5) Magnetic Words
    (6) Premium Membership
    (7) Social Callouts

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    HEAD CHEF PLUS - EARLY BIRD PRICING
    (1) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (2) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (3) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (4) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (5) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (6) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    HEAD CHEF PLUS
    (1) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (2) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (3) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (4) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (5) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (6) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    RESTAURANTEUR
    (1) A two hour course on targeting through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
    (2) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (3) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (4) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (5) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (6) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (7) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    RESTAURANTEUR PLUS
    (1) Start-up/Small Business Mentorship. Our CEO will give you one-on-one small business mentorship. Includes a 1 hour initial talk, 3 - 30 min follow ups, and continued email/phone correspondence with possible business connections.
    (2) Get permanently listed on CrowdFood website contributors page with a 125 x 125px image hyperlinked to a page of your choosing.
    (3) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (4) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (5) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (6) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (7) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (8) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    SILVER SPONSORSHIP
    (1) Get a 12-month premium sponsorship ad slot on the CrowdFood website contributors page with a 250 x 300px image hyperlinked to a page of your choosing.
    (2) Get permanently listed on CrowdFood website contributors page with a 125 x 125px image hyperlinked to a page of your choosing.
    (3) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (4) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (5) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (6) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (7) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (8) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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    GOLD SPONSORSHIP
    (1) Ryan Hendrickson, director and producer of the CrowdFood Kickstarter video will create a 1-min video for your business.
    (2) Bring your whole team. The CrowdFood team will help you for one hour a month for 6 months, helping your company think through marketing, growth, fundraising, product design, and development. We’d love to help you do awesomely with your company.
    (3) Get permanently listed on CrowdFood website contributors page with a 125 x 125px image hyperlinked to a page of your choosing.
    (4) Connect with our founders on LinkedIn and ask them any 3 questions. Our CrowdFood CEO has launched 2 successful start-ups prior to Crowdfood and has advised on many others. Our VP of Sales has raised millions for other businesses and has an abundance of connections.
    (5) Go pro with your PR and SEO! Get your link permanently published on our CrowdFood contributors webpage.
    (6) Receive our trendy "Dude, where's my truck?" t-shirt. It's college student approved and hipster certified.
    (6) Take advantage of our audience! We will link back to your website or social media profiles from our social pages.
    (7) Receive a custom CrowdFood iPhone Horn Amplifier
    (8) Enjoy our custom Magnetic Words for Foodies for hours of fun!

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Funding period

- (39 days)