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By Zach Friedli
$27,246 pledged of $50,000 goal
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Whether you want to avoid getting sick or just simply grossed out by touching hundreds of strangers left behind germs, the Clean Touch is perfect for you!  

The fact is, 4 out of 5 infectious diseases are spread by hands and up to 25% of the public's hands have traces of fecal matter on them. As a result, publicly touched surfaces become extreme breeding grounds for harmful germs. The Clean Touch is the first compact and portable product that allows you to conveniently touch public surfaces without touching all the germs.  

Despite their claims of killing 99.9% of germs, CBC News research found that hand sanitizers really only kill between 45-60% of germs and are COMPLETELY ineffective on some of the most harmful illness causing germs. Although hand sanitizers do help, the ONLY way to truly protect against harmful germs is to simply AVOID them! From now on, use the GERMAVOID CLEAN TOUCH!

Now the real journey begins! 

Risks and challenges

Nobody wants to see this project executed more professionally than I do. I take a lot of pride in being honest, reliable, and hardworking to achieve the goal of exceeding expectations. Despite these values and goals, there are always a few risks and challenges when taking on a new project of this size. Here are a few things that I see as potential obstacles and how I plan to work through them........

Development: The first portion of the pledges is going towards the final product development of the germ guards. In order to test different production material strength and function, we need to create silicone molds. It will be a game of trial and error to find a material and thickness that offers enough elasticity to stretch, yet enough restoring force to retract back in. This will most likely take a few different molds, multiple thicknesses, and several materials to get the combination just right. Because this part is so critical and possibly time consuming, I am working with a full-service product development firm that are experts in developing solutions to difficult and complex design challenges. Their team of engineers and industrial designers give me confidence that we will find the highest quality solution in a very reasonable amount of time.

Manufacturing: There is usually a 45-60 day lead time on creating the injection molds and then another 14 days to get the production parts. This is where I see potential delays happening that are out of my control. If the manufacturer gets buried on a current project or has a major piece of machinery break down, there may be some unexpected delays. In order to minimize manufacturing setbacks, I will be working with an experienced and reputable Injection Mold and Plastics manufacturer. I will be in constant communication with them throughout our development process so they will know when to be ready for us. I am hoping this will create a smooth and timely manufacturing process!

Fulfillment: Depending on the number of backers I receive, fulfillment is also part of the process that can take some time. I want to be as prompt as possible so I will have a team of GERMAVOIDS who will be ready to assist in the fulfillment process. If we get an overwhelming amount of support, NO PROBLEM!!! I have a very successful fulfillment company that is ready to step in and help!

While there are always risks and challenges, I will be updating ALL of my backers along the way so you know exactly where we're at in the process! So PLEASE help us kickstart the GERMAVOID company by clicking the "Back This Project" button at the top of the page or even merely spreading the word by sharing our video and page! I sincerely appreciate your support and can't wait to send your CLEAN TOUCH soon!

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    FIST BUMP!
    I appreciate ANY and ALL support on the GERMAVOID company! To say thanks, I will send you a personal thank you card along with a "I'm not a germaphobe....I'm a GERMAVOID!" sticker. We will also keep you in "touch" with our email updates.

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    EARLY BIRD GERMAVOIDS!
    BE THE FIRST to get your freedom of touch back at this deep discounted rate! Get your very own Clean Touch PLUS your "I'm not a germaphobe....I'm a GERMAVOID!" sticker.

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    TRUE GERMAVOIDS!
    Keep your hands flu and feces free with your very own Clean Touch at the discounted Kickstarter price. PLUS your "I'm not a germaphobe....I'm a GERMAVOID!" sticker.

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    GERMAVOID PACKAGE!
    We got you "covered" with this perfect package for any GERMAVOID. This package includes: a Clean Touch, a sticker, PLUS 3 replacement germ guards, and a personal GERMAVOID pen.

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    PROUD GERMAVOIDS!
    Thank your pinkies, elbows, and shirt sleeves for a job well DONE! Get 1 Clean Touch, 3 replacement germ guards, a sticker, a personal pen, PLUS a GERMAVOID BACKER shirt that says "I'm not a germaphobe...I'm a GERMAVOID."

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    GERMAVOID FAMILY!
    One GERMAVOID plus another GERMAVOID usually equals a couple more GERMAVOIDS! Get 4 Clean Touches, 4 stickers, and 4 personal pens for the entire GERMAVOID family!

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    "STAPH" GERMAVOIDS!
    Give your staff, department, or employees a healthy and TAX DEDUCTIBLE gift this cold and flu season! Get 10 Clean Touches, 10 stickers, and 10 personal pens. Keep your work associates happy and healthy at work instead of sad and sick at home!

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    PERSONAL DELIVERY!
    With a huge smile on my face...me and my beautiful wife/chauffer will personally deliver your PROUD GERMAVOID package (see above) anywhere in the US and even take you to get your first feces free fountain drink!!!

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