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$2,891
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
33
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Mon, August 4 2014 6:29 PM UTC +00:00

About

I was raised in an Italian kitchen and haven't been able to drop my wooden spoon. My Grandpa Notty taught me how to make the perfect meatball, and for years I have had a dream of starting my own meatball food truck. However, I wanted to dip my toe in the restaurant business first to make sure that I really could balance my job of being a kindergarten teacher with making hundreds of quality meatballs at a time. That's when I started my pop-up, StickBall, in which I popped up in different kitchens around the city selling my meatballs. Originally my theme was to have meatballs on sticks, like a kebab (hence the name StickBall). Sadly, my meatballs are just made with a little too much love and were too tender to stay on the sticks. I ended up sticking with the name but dropping the sticks. 

After a very successful year of doing different pop-ups and catering events, I decided that I wanted to take the next step to making my dreams come true and work toward getting a food truck. As many of you know, teachers don't quite make the big bucks, so my Kickstarter campaign is to help me raise the start-up costs for my food truck and its set up. The average food truck start-up is anywhere from $50,000 - $100,000, and I plan to scrape together the money through many different avenues, including this Kickstarter. Thanks for taking the time to read my story and look forward to serving you delicious meatballs from my food truck one day! 

Risks and challenges

As with anything that is starting from the ground up, I know there will be challenges along the way. One thing I am sure will cause some bumps in the road are permits. When it comes to vending food permits, it can get a little tricky, but we've done our research and feel very prepared for what's ahead. If for some reason food trucks become illegal or we are unable to get our food truck license, we plan to use all the money to launch and maintain our pop-up for the upcoming years. We would be able to buy better equipment and really step up our company.

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    A special thank you will be written on our new truck with your name and you will also get a StickBall T-Shirt!

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    If you are this big of a baller, you deserve to have a ball named after you. You'll get to help inspire the recipe and pick out the name!

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