Many Thanks and Moving Forward
Dear Pocket Grill backers,
We would like to thank you all once again for supporting our project. Many of you are new to Kickstarter, and it means a lot to us that you not only were interested in the Pocket Grill, but also took the time to learn how the Kickstarter system works in order to contribute. Veterans of Kickstarter, you too know that even though a fundraising goal looks ambitious or even unreasonable, everyone's help counts.
The Pocket Grill lives! Despite Kickstarter calling our campaign unsuccessful because we didn't meet our fundraising goal, we by no means consider the experience a failure. First and foremost, we verified support for the Pocket Grill from family, friends, and especially from people we didn't know before from all over the world—at least 5 continents! We also got some great exposure in the media: mentions at Wired, Gizmodo, the Discovery Channel, the Times-Union newspaper, and an extended profile in Technically Philly, among others. Ben was even on a television news segment! There has been retailer interest too, and we're in a good position for moving forward.
Even better news: despite not being able to do the larger manufacturing run that we had hoped for, we're in the process of ordering a smaller volume for public and retail demonstrations. However, there are going to be plenty for you, our Kickstarter backers, to purchase too, and you'll have the first opportunity to do so. (As the email from Kickstarter indicated, your credit card hasn't been charged.) We'll have more details later and we'll message you again as the time approaches.
We're still working hard to get the Pocket Grill into your hands. We'll continue to publish updates here, which in the coming weeks will include manufacturing news and a compilation of bloopers from our video shoots. You can stay up-to-date in other ways too: "like" us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Finally, if you'd like to get in touch with us, you'll always be able to send messages through Kickstarter, but you can always reach us at email@example.com or by visiting our website.
Thanks again for all your help and support. We're still really excited about the Pocket Grill, and we hope you are too!
Jay and Ben