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Meet esa Go, the world's most compact 7-in-1 cosmetic multi-tool. Great for on-the-go or at home. Complete premium nail kit & tweezers
Meet esa Go, the world's most compact 7-in-1 cosmetic multi-tool. Great for on-the-go or at home. Complete premium nail kit & tweezers
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Ditch your cheap nail care.

 

Your nails are special. We think your nail care should be too. 

 

 

 

 

During my freshman year of college, I was sitting in astronomy class and a friend took both a file and nail clippers out of her purse. It was my "ah ha" moment: what if she had one styler that did it all? It would keep everything together so she wouldn't have to dig around for each tool, and have everything she needed while out and about. Whether it's to fix a nail that just broke, or to keep up that "I look good today" confidence that we have leaving our houses, this would be there. I made esa Go to be the first salon-quality Anytime Styler, there to keep your confidence high at all times throughout the day, and make it convenient to do so.

From a young age, I was inspired by entrepreneurs. Shark Tank really gave me a vision of what I wanted to do in college, and so freshman year I set out to create a product.

Having little knowledge of product design, I used what I knew from experiences working with my dad. Using tin snips, bolt cutters, and a soldering iron, I went to work after that astronomy class.

I burned myself and set off the fire alarm evacuating my dorm enough times to make you laugh, but my first prototype of esa Go was soon complete. Over the four years and eight designs, that prototype kept me going through the tough times of creating something completely new from concept to reality.

Now ready for you, our high-quality, travel-ready, patent-pending design features 7 styling tools in 1 complete package:

 

 Our manufacturer is ready for production, and we only need the initial order. Help us get there by supporting esa Go through one of the rewards on the right!

Small but Mighty

 Only the best materials used

We only use the highest quality materials in esa Go. Nylon 6/6 and 420 stainless steel are used to make sure esa Go will last for years.

Each pledge over $25 includes:

Being sustainable is as important as making an amazing product for us.

Fits in Any Pocket, Palm, or Purse

 

 

 

 

 

Features

 1: Quick Clip Clippers

 

 

 

 

 2: Hand Made Slant-Tip Tweezers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 3: Cuticle Nippers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 4-5: Precision Nail File and Under Nail Cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 6: Half-Moon Cuticle Pusher

 

 

 

 

 7: Multi-Purpose Curved Scissors

  

 

 

 

 

 The Team

Ty Blunt

Founder & CEO

Ty created esa Go in his dorm room and perfected the Anytime Styler over his four years of college. Ty is from Fountain Hills, Arizona and is a 2016 graduate of WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Ty's mission is to make the best possible products using simple design, sustainability practices, and equality for whomever wants to work towards the same mission.

Ty has put everything into esa Go and creating the best product possible. Ty took out loans, sold everything, and worked any job for extra money to make sure esa Go becomes a reality. 

Z Taylor

Director of Film

Z is a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago, with a Bachelor's of Filmmaking. She hates political correctness and LOVES well-placed sarcasm. Z's ultimate goal is to continue traveling the world, finding amazing people and making movies. Live what you love. Contact @ z.marseille.taylor@gmail.com for film inquiries.

Amanda Kukkola

Actress

Amanda Kukkola is an Arizona native and a recent graduate from Arizona State University where she studied Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications. She plans on staying in the television industry to pursue her dream of becoming an actress and movie producer.

 

Our Film Crew

 

Esa Go has placed in two Arizona Collegiate Venture Competitions

 

 We designed esa Go to fit within regulations to be carried on the plane.

 

 

               

 

 

 

 

 Stretch Goals

 

 

 

 

 

                      

 

 

 

 

 

 

                        

 

 For media or support inquiries contact Ty at ty@essentialsanywhere.com

 Q & A

Q: Can esa Go be cleaned with Barbicide grade salon cleaner?

A: Yes, it works will all salon quality cleaners.

Q: Is esa Go available in other colors?

A: As of right now it is available in one color. If stretch goals are reached there will be more colors available. So share to get the color of your choice.

Q: What do we mean buy sustainable case?

A: We include a high quality sustainable hemp carrying case included with each esa Go ordered.

Making a product on student capital there has been a great deal of ups and downs. Filming a Kickstarter video on almost no money, the words "student film" let us get into doors we shouldn't have been able to get in. This section is to just give a few shout outs to the people who helped along during the four years. 

Lynn and Mike Blunt: Thank you for all the support these four years. I never asked for help even though you were always willing to give it. You guys are the best parents I could ask for.

Dwight and Laura Johnson: Thank you for taking me in and teaching me so much about business. It has been amazing getting to know you guys.

GSVLabs: Thanks for teaching me about startups and becoming a better leader.

Hayley: Thanks for all of the pictures! Check out Hayleyrippy.com

Li Jiang: I don't know where I would be without your help. Thanks for opening those Facebook messages at 1am of another crazy idea like getting a plane for the film. 

People who pre-ordered before the pre-order: You guys kept me going when times got tough. 

Ryan: Thanks for cleaning up the page. It looks 100% better after.

Gem Ray: Thank you for The Mint Nightclub in Old Town Scottsdale for the film. If anyone is ever in Scottsdale and wants the VIP treatment go to scottsdalenights.com 

Gary Lewin: The plane helped make the video amazing. If anyone wants to learn to fly or rent a plane give him a call. www.southwestflightcenter.com 

Thanks to everyone else that has helped along the way!

Risks and challenges

These past four years have been challenges after challenges, but the good kind. esa Go has gone all the way from concept to reality. We have tooling perfected and paid for. We just need your help paying for the first batch of orders.

We've had more than four years to make sure that production goes smoothly. We are on schedule to have the first batch to you before the holidays and will do anything possible to keep that date. If anything changes, we will keep you in the know.

Manufacturing has the risk of being trouble on the first batch, but we have considered and implemented many precautions to get the first esa Go's to you on time.

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    A BIG Thank You

    esa Go Founding Family: You are amazing! Thank you for helping us. We'll add your name to the Founders Family page on our website. You'll receive a special thank you email and you'll have access to all our updates and videos.

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    esa Go Founding Member (Early Bird)

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    Get 1 esa Go + 1 Sustainable Case – Special Kickstarter discount at $10 less than retail price!

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    esa Go Founding Member

    Get 1 esa Go + 1 Sustainable Case – Special Kickstarter discount at $5 less than retail price!

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    Give 1, Get 1 (Early Bird)

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    Get 2 esa Go's + 2 Sustainable Cases – Special Kickstarter discount at $22 less than retail price!

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    Give 1, Get 1

    Get 2 esa Go's + 2 Sustainable Cases – Special Kickstarter discount at $15 less than retail price!

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    Party Pack

    Get 3 esa Go's + 3 Sustainable Cases – Special Kickstarter discount at $30 less than retail price!

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    Stocking Stuffers

    Get 5 esa Go's + 5 Sustainable Cases – Special Kickstarter discount at $50 less than retail price!

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    Gifts for Family and Friends

    Get 10 esa Gos + 10 Sustainable Carrying Cases – Special Kickstarter discount at $125 less than retail price!

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    Design Meeting

    We will help design your own product. We can meet anywhere in Arizona or on Skype. We will give you the road map and connections from concept to reality.

    Also includes 5 esa Go's and 5 Sustainable Cases.

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    Custom esa Go and Launch Party

    Become an advisor to the team and your name on the packaging. A custom esa Go in any color you'd like with your name on it. An invite to the launch party and unboxing. Several esa Go's along the way. A new esa Go every time we update the design in the future.

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    esa Go Founding Member(Super Early Bird)

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    Get 1 esa Go + 1 Sustainable Case – Special Kickstarter discount at $15 less than retail price!

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