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Cold as ICE: the innovative Arctic Stick! It cools drinks, gives a shot of flavor or even a boost of energy ... AND it's reuseable!
Cold as ICE: the innovative Arctic Stick! It cools drinks, gives a shot of flavor or even a boost of energy ... AND it's reuseable!
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The Market is Thirsty for Arctic Stick!  

Brandon Adams, inventor and owner of ArcticStick, has spent nearly three years perfecting his product. He is now reaching out to secure funding for manufacturing and inventory. Above he appears on the concept pilot for a reality television show.
Brandon Adams, inventor and owner of ArcticStick, has spent nearly three years perfecting his product. He is now reaching out to secure funding for manufacturing and inventory. Above he appears on the concept pilot for a reality television show.

An Introduction to ArcticStick

ArcticStick is an innovative new product that fits INSIDE plastic beverage bottles to get your drink COLDER FASTER and keep it COLD LONGER. Our unique design allows you to FREEZE any liquid. You can fill the ArcticStick with water if you just want to COOL your drink. But you can get creative if you want to COOL AND FLAVOR it. You can add any number of other liquids to quickly and conveniently make your drink of choice. Just drop it in your drink for the flavor BURST you crave!

Brandon at SlingShot Products, a firm that manages accounts as large as Coca-Cola and Black & Decker, showing off the rapid prototype of the ArcticStick.
Brandon at SlingShot Products, a firm that manages accounts as large as Coca-Cola and Black & Decker, showing off the rapid prototype of the ArcticStick.

Bottled Beverage Stats

We are confident that these statistics will show that there is a place in the market for a product that will quickly cool beverages that have been left out long enough to get warm:

  • In 2011, 24.37 billion cases of carbonated and noncarbonated bottled drinks were consumed. 
  • In 2010, total bottled water consumption was 8.75 billion gallons. 
  • In 2011, there was more than $7.7 billion in bottled water sales. 

From your personal experience, you know it's rare to finish a bottled beverage before it gets a little too warm. That will no longer be the case with the launch of ArcticStick! 

A Track Record of Success

Brandon on set of the concept pilot of a TV show called "America's Got Money."
Brandon on set of the concept pilot of a TV show called "America's Got Money."
And before you go dismissing ArcticStick as a flash in the pan, keep in mind: 
  • The design and concept has earned awards from a student-run competition at Iowa State University.
Brandon Adams won a rigorous student entrepreneur competition at Iowa State University with his invention "ArcticStick". This photo shows several of the early prototypes. Adams has been working on the project for nearly three years.
Brandon Adams won a rigorous student entrepreneur competition at Iowa State University with his invention "ArcticStick". This photo shows several of the early prototypes. Adams has been working on the project for nearly three years.
The ArcticStick went through a number of design phases to perfect performance.
The ArcticStick went through a number of design phases to perfect performance.
  • ArcticStick has received a vote of confidence and hands-on development assistance from millionaire entrepreneur and inventor Cactus Jack Barringer (who recently had a project funded on the wildly popular TV show "Shark Tank").
Brandon has worked with Cactus Jack Barringer  (pictured above in cowboy hat) - an internationally-known entrepreneur, inventor and marketer - to make the ArcticStick a reality.
Brandon has worked with Cactus Jack Barringer (pictured above in cowboy hat) - an internationally-known entrepreneur, inventor and marketer - to make the ArcticStick a reality.
  • The invention propelled inventor Brandon Adams to a win in the highly competitive Des Moines: Apprentice competition hosted by reality television star Tana Goertz.
Brandon being recognized by reality TV star Tana Goertz as the winner of the Des Moines "Apprentice" competition. Brandon and the ArcticStick beat out more than 250 other applicants to win the competition.
Brandon being recognized by reality TV star Tana Goertz as the winner of the Des Moines "Apprentice" competition. Brandon and the ArcticStick beat out more than 250 other applicants to win the competition.

A Versatile Product (Ready for Market...)

So, what exactly does the ArcticStick do? Check this out:

The ArcticStick not only cools bottled beverages, it cools any drink and also can hold a shot of flavor, energy or anything else you might want to add to your drink!
The ArcticStick not only cools bottled beverages, it cools any drink and also can hold a shot of flavor, energy or anything else you might want to add to your drink!

Rewards for pledges are generous... We need YOUR support!  

While we're out and about sharing the Arctic Stick story, we are getting a lot of WIIFM questions - that is: What's In It For Me? PLENTY! Instead of just telling you, take a look below to see all we're offering for supporting the Arctic Stick dream!

Pledge $5 or more THE ICE BRIGADE: For your support, you will receive a handwritten thank you from owner and founder Brandon Adams on one of our super cool ArcticStick postcards.  

Pledge $15 or more THE COOL KIDS: Includes the above, PLUS... You will become among the FIRST EVER to own the ArcticStick. Get a 3 pack of ArcticSticks, and a personlized shout out on Twitter thanking you for your support!  

Pledge $25 or more ICE, ICE, BABY: Includes all the above, PLUS... a limited edition ArcticStick t-shirt and koozie to keep things EXTRA cool and to show everyone that you support the ArcticStick dream!  

Pledge $35 or more THE ICE DREAM TEAM: Includes all the above, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick bumper sticker or fridge magnet.  

Pledge $50 or more COLD AS ICE (That's a GOOD thing): Includes all the $35 package, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick water bottle or sun glasses.  

Pledge $75 or more COOL CUCUMBER: Includes all the $35 package, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick water bottle or sun glasses AND a second t-shirt!  

Pledge $100 or more JUST CHILLIN': All of the $25 package, PLUS... an ArcticStick water bottle, sun glasses and bumper sticker. Also you will get an Exclusive thank you video from the Inventor himself!

Pledge $150 or more ICE IS NICE: Don't want all the other awards? Prefer a personal bit of advice from the inventor of ArcticStick? No problem... Brandon will write you a personal note of thanks on a signed copy of his "5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs" whitepaper!  

Pledge $150 or more SOLID COLD: All of the rewards in the $75 package, plus special recognition on our website as a backer of the ArcticStick!  

Pledge $250 or more THE INNER CIRCLE: All of the rewards in the SOLID COLD $150 package, PLUS... A personal invitation to the ArcticStick launch party and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will write you a personal note of thanks on a signed copy of his "5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs" whitepaper!  

Pledge $500 or more THE ICE KINGS (and QUEENS): All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS... An ArcticStick bean bag toss game. Comes with 2 boards with Arctic Stick logo and 8 bean bags.  

Pledge $750 or more Exclusive Limited Edition ArcticStick: All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS.... You will receive a 3-pack of ArcticSticks printed with a personalized 1-color graphic that you provide. When the ArcticStick is famous all around the world you will have proof that you backed the ArcticStick Dream and became one of the first to get your hands on the ArcticStick.  

Pledge $2,500 or more ArcticStick Presentation: All of the rewards in the $250 Packaged, Plus....The Inventor himself will travel to you to give a presentation to your school, work place, group of friends, or any other group that would like to hear Brandon's experiences as an entrepreneur and inventor. You get the chance to hear about his progress over the years, his most valuable lessons learned while launching a product, and even get to hear some interesting story's that NO ONE has heard before. Brandon will tell it all! This is ONE opportunity you won't want to miss out on! // (Date TBD)  

Pledge $5,000 or more LEADER OF THE PACK: All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS... You get to spend a day with Brandon Adams and become acquainted before the ArcticStick launch party which you will receive VIP service. You will also be recognized on stage at the event and receive an ArcticStick backer plaque with your name engraved. // Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)  

Pledge $7,500 or more SUPERSTAR PACKAGE 1: Everything in the $250 package, PLUS... A MEET & GREET with world-reknowned inventor and entrepreneur Cactus Jack Barringer. Recently featured on the hit TV show Shark Tank making a deal with the sharks, Cactus Jack has made millions marketing his inventions and working with other entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. He and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will give you the VIP treatment including dinner and the opportunity to ask them about their experiences as entrepreneurs. Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

Pledge $7,500 or more SUPERSTAR PACKAGE 2: Everything in the $250 package, PLUS... A MEET & GREET with Tana Geortz, Season 3 Runner-up on the NBC hit TV Show "The Apprentice" featuring Donald Trump. Tana and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will treat you to dinner and the opportunity to ask them about their experiences as entrepreneurs. You can even ask Tana about her experiences on "The Apprentice" and "Fear Factor" and get the inside scoop on what Donald Trump is really like! Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)  

Pledge $10,000 or more ONE OF A KIND: Your gift at this level offers you all of the rewards at the $5,000 level AND a MEET & GREET with Cactus Jack Barringer, Tana Goertz and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams. This is such a rare opportunity to get face-to-face with a group of incredibly successful entrepreneurs and marketers that there is only ONE opportunity to secure this reward. Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

Risks and challenges

We have spent nearly three full years planning for the launch of the ArcticStick. In that time, we have sought out the advice of dozens of experts in the areas of marketing, product development, manufacturing, fulfillment and customer experience. What we learned is that the ArcticStick is a viable product that fulfills a unique niche in the food and beverage sector.

In doing our homework we have gained a full grasp of the things we have 100% control over during the launch of the product. We know that the design works, we know that we have a manufacturer prepared to make it, and we know that there is a demand for the product among the limited market testing we've done.

That is not to say the launch will go off without a hitch. We fully expect for there to be some challenges we will need to overcome to meet the demand for the product. But what we have done in developing the concept over the past three years is develop the relationships necessary to ensure we can meet any challenge.

We are confident this product will sell, we just need you to show your belief in us by generously backing the ArcticStick!

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    THE ICE BRIGADE: For your support, you will receive a handwritten thank you from owner and founder Brandon Adams on one of our super cool ArcticStick postcards.

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    THE COOL KIDS: Includes the above, PLUS... You will become among the FIRST EVER to own the ArcticStick. Get a 3 pack of ArcticSticks, and a personlized shout out on Twitter thanking you for your support!

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    ICE, ICE, BABY: Includes all the above, PLUS... a limited edition ArcticStick t-shirt and koozie to keep things EXTRA cool and to show everyone that you support the ArcticStick dream!

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    THE ICE DREAM TEAM: Includes all the above, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick bumper sticker or fridge magnet.

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    COLD AS ICE (That's a GOOD thing): Includes all the $35 package, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick water bottle or sun glasses.

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    COOL CUCUMBER: Includes all the $35 package, PLUS... Your choice of an ArcticStick water bottle or sun glasses AND a second t-shirt!

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    JUST CHILLIN': All of the $25 package, PLUS... an ArcticStick water bottle, sun glasses and bumper sticker. Also you will get an Exclusive thank you video from the Inventor himself!

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    SOLID COLD: All of the rewards in the $75 package, plus special recognition on our website as a backer of the ArcticStick!

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    ICE IS NICE: Don't want all the other awards? Prefer a personal bit of advice from the inventor of ArcticStick? No problem... Brandon will write you a personal note of thanks on a signed copy of his "5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs" whitepaper!

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    Pledge $250 or more About $250

    THE INNER CIRCLE: All of the rewards in the SOLID COLD $150 package, PLUS... A personal invitation to the ArcticStick launch party and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will write you a personal note of thanks on a signed copy of his "5 Tips for Young Entrepreneurs" whitepaper!

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    THE ICE KINGS (and QUEENS): All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS... An ArcticStick bean bag toss game. Comes with 2 boards with Arctic Stick logo and 8 bean bags.

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    Pledge $750 or more About $750

    Exclusive Limited Edition ArcticStick: All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS.... You will receive a 3-pack of ArcticSticks printed with a personalized 1-color graphic that you provide. When the ArcticStick is famous all around the world you will have proof that you backed the ArcticStick Dream and became one of the first to get your hands on the ArcticStick.

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    ArcticStick Presentation: All of the rewards in the $250 Packaged, Plus....The Inventor himself will travel to you to give a presentation to your school, work place, group of friends, or any other group that would like to hear Brandon's experiences as an entrepreneur and inventor. You get the chance to hear about his progress over the years, his most valuable lessons learned while launching a product, and even get to hear some interesting story's that NO ONE has heard before. Brandon will tell it all! This is ONE opportunity you won't want to miss out on! // (Date TBD)

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    LEADER OF THE PACK: All of the rewards in the $250 package, PLUS... You get to spend a day with Brandon Adams and become acquainted before the ArcticStick launch party which you will receive VIP service. You will also be recognized on stage at the event and receive an ArcticStick backer plaque with your name engraved. // Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

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    SUPERSTAR PACKAGE 2: Everything in the $250 package, PLUS... A MEET & GREET with Tana Geortz, Season 3 Runner-up on the NBC hit TV Show "The Apprentice" featuring Donald Trump. Tana and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will treat you to dinner and the opportunity to ask them about their experiences as entrepreneurs. You can even ask Tana about her experiences on "The Apprentice" and "Fear Factor" and get the inside scoop on what Donald Trump is really like! Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

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    SUPERSTAR PACKAGE 1: Everything in the $250 package, PLUS... A MEET & GREET with world-reknowned inventor and entrepreneur Cactus Jack Barringer. Recently featured on the hit TV show Shark Tank making a deal with the sharks, Cactus Jack has made millions marketing his inventions and working with other entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams. He and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams will give you the VIP treatment including dinner and the opportunity to ask them about their experiences as entrepreneurs. Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

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    ONE OF A KIND: Your gift at this level offers you all of the rewards at the $5,000 level AND a MEET & GREET with Cactus Jack Barringer, Tana Goertz and ArcticStick inventor Brandon Adams. This is such a rare opportunity to get face-to-face with a group of incredibly successful entrepreneurs and marketers that there is only ONE opportunity to secure this reward. Please note: Travel and accommodations are NOT Included. (Date TBD)

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