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Ohyo 500ml Collapsabottle is a hit on the UK High Street. To break into the USA and the sports market Ohyo needs to grow to 1000ml. Read more

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Ohyo 500ml Collapsabottle is a hit on the UK High Street. To break into the USA and the sports market Ohyo needs to grow to 1000ml.

About this project

Ohyo (www.ohyo.me) is the handy, collapsible water bottle that’s easy to take anywhere. An extended Ohyo holds 500ml. When empty an Ohyo will squish down to fit in a pocket, a handbag... even under a hat! 

Using (and re-using) an Ohyo avoids the need to buy environmentally-damaging bottled water. Refill your Ohyo from the tap just twice and Ohyo is carbon neutral. Ohyo is BPA-free and made in Sheffield, UK. Fill it for free with www.findafountain.org or download our free app.

For many sports and outdoor enthusiasts the Ohyo 500 is just not big enough. So we've set to work with our Sheffield manufacturers to design a bigger Ohyo 1000. We need Kickstarter funding to finish the job. Pledge now, and make a stand against environmentally damaging bottled-water!

3 working Ohyo 500s and 1 prototype Ohyo 1000. Colour yet to be decided, cap provisional pending opinion from the Kickstart community!
3 working Ohyo 500s and 1 prototype Ohyo 1000. Colour yet to be decided, cap provisional pending opinion from the Kickstart community!
Rewards Infographic
Rewards Infographic

You can watch my Dragons' Den pitch on the link below (ouch!). Its been a long haul but I'm proving them wrong!

Ohyo 500 (also available in Pink, Green, Clear and TRANSFORMERS; Bumblebee & Optimus Prime)
Ohyo 500 (also available in Pink, Green, Clear and TRANSFORMERS; Bumblebee & Optimus Prime)
             
Special editions Ohyos for TRANSFORMERS; AGE OF EXTINCTION
Special editions Ohyos for TRANSFORMERS; AGE OF EXTINCTION
Branded Ohyo 500 - We're going to customise Ohyos with a domed label saying "Thanks to <YOUR NAME> Ohyo 1000 was born." Or, like Breast Cancer Care above, your company logo for the corporate packages.
Branded Ohyo 500 - We're going to customise Ohyos with a domed label saying "Thanks to <YOUR NAME> Ohyo 1000 was born." Or, like Breast Cancer Care above, your company logo for the corporate packages.
We're working on two cap options. Ohyo 1000 Camping and Ohyo 1000 Sport. The results of our Kickstarter project will help us decide whether to develop one or both of them.
We're working on two cap options. Ohyo 1000 Camping and Ohyo 1000 Sport. The results of our Kickstarter project will help us decide whether to develop one or both of them.
We're looking for a Find-a-Fountain Sponsor who will get 12 months Co-Branding of the website and app as part of the £4,000 package.
We're looking for a Find-a-Fountain Sponsor who will get 12 months Co-Branding of the website and app as part of the £4,000 package.
Ohyo T-Shirt (Draft Design)
Ohyo T-Shirt (Draft Design)

Risks and challenges

So far we've avoided debt and venture capitalists by assembling a team of talented shareholders and supporters. To make the Ohyo 1000, a trigonometrist plotted the perfect angles, an engineer sculpted the mould and designers worked hard to get our image right. It almost works but we're still having a few technical issues to mass produce the bottle, but we're on the home straight!

The mould tools are very expensive and each minor adjustment is an added expense. We are working hard to develop practical but eco-friendly packaging and we also face the major expense of internationalising our patents. Rather than grappling with banks and investors, we are offering the Kickstarter community a great package of rewards to help us overcome these obstacles and be ready to despatch the finished product in November. Thank you in advance for your support with this sustainable project!

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    Pledge £1 or more

    8 backers

    Download our free Find-a-Fountain app and join the Free Water movement! Find your nearest water fountain or upload free water sources near you. www.findafountain.org

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    14 backers

    QUICK REWARD 1 Ohyo 500 (blue, pink, green, clear, Bumblebee or Optimus Prime) despatched straight away in August if the project is funded!

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    Pledge £15 or more

    23 backers

    You will get 1 Ohyo 1000 delivered to you from the very first commercial batch assembled in Sheffield.

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    30 backers All gone!

    QUICK REWARD: You will get 1 of only 111 working pre-production prototypes delivered as soon as it's ready. We'll also give you an Ohyo 500.

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    Pledge £25 or more

    5 backers

    QUICK REWARD 4 Ohyo 500s despatched straight away in August if the project is funded!

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    2 backers

    QUICK REWARD: 1 T-Shirt and 1 Ohyo 500 delivered as soon as we can get the T-Shirts printed!

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    Pledge £45 or more

    4 backers

    QUICK REWARD 10 Ohyo 500s despatched straight away in August if the project is funded!

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    Pledge £60 or more

    6 backers Limited (19 left of 25)

    You will get 1 of only 111 working pre-production prototypes delivered as soon as it's ready.

    Then around November 2014 we'll send you 1 Ohyo 1000 along with 2 personalised Ohyo 500s saying:

    Thanks to <YOUR NAME> Ohyo 1000 was born!"

    As a pioneer user of the Ohyo 1000, we will be seeking your input on the final design.

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    Pledge £100 or more

    1 backer Limited (24 left of 25)

    You will get one of only 111 working pre-production prototypes.

    Around November, we'll send you 2 Ohyo 1000s and 2 personalised Ohyo 500s saying:

    "Thanks to <YOUR NAME> Ohyo 1000 was born!". You also get 1 T-Shirt of your choice!

    As a pioneer user of the Ohyo 1000, we will be seeking your input on the final design. You will be listed and linked on www.ohyo.me as a project backer.

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    Pledge £300 or more

    2 backers Limited (18 left of 20)

    You will get 1 of only 111 working pre-production prototypes as soon as it's ready.

    Then you get 5 Ohyo 1000s and 5 T-shirts.

    We will send you 5 personalised Ohyo 500s saying:

    "Thanks to <YOUR NAME> Ohyo 1000 was born!".

    As a pioneer user of the Ohyo 1000, we will be seeking your input on the final design.

    You will be listed and linked on www.ohyo.me as a project backer with thanks on @ohyobottle social media. We will dedicate a fountain to you, your company or a loved one on www.findafountain.org.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more

    1 backer Limited (9 left of 10)

    CORPORATE PACKAGE
    1 Water and Environmental awareness event at your company led by Guy (an experienced environmental trainer). You will get 1 of only 111 working pre-production prototypes as soon as it's ready.
    10 Ohyo 500s branded to your company.
    10 Co-branded Eco-awareness T-shirts.
    10 Ohyo 1000s.
    You will be listed and linked on www.ohyo.me as a premium project sponsor with extensive credit on @ohyobottle social media. We will dedicate a fountain to your company on www.findafountain.org. To tailor the awareness package to your company's Environmental Management System or to add more ohyos and T-shirts email guy@ohyo.me.

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    Pledge £4,000 or more

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    UNIQUE CORPORATE SUSTAINABILITY PACKAGE 12 months full co-branding of www.findafountain.org supported with a PR Campaign from Loop PR to highlight your company's environmental credentials.
    1 Water and Environmental awareness event at your company led by Guy (an experienced environmental trainer). You will get 1 of only 111 working pre-production prototypes as soon as it's ready.
    10 Ohyo 500s branded to your company.
    10 Co-branded Eco-awareness T-shirts.
    10 Ohyo 1000s.
    You will be listed and linked on www.ohyo.me as a premium project sponsor with extensive credit on @ohyobottle social media. We will dedicate a fountain to your company on www.findafountain.org. Please email guy@ohyo.me first to check our brands fit for the website sponsorship, tailor the awareness event to your company's Environmental Management System or to add more ohyos and T-shirts to the package.

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Funding period

- (30 days)