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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 20 2014 5:51 PM UTC +00:00
$3,454
pledged of $95,000pledged of $95,000 goal
31
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, March 20 2014 5:51 PM UTC +00:00

About

V-Paks transform beverage ingredients into a cold refreshing drink in seconds

Our Idea: Take a single serve capsule coffee machine and transform it into a refrigeration and heating unit that can serve either cold or hot beverages on demand.  If a cold drink is selected, a patent pending technology allows the beverage ingredients to quickly dissolve cleanly and completely inside of the revolutionary V-Pak and deliver to you an ice cold single serve drink…..fruit drinks, energy drinks, iced tea, lemonade, protein, etc.

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Our Story:  I had a k-cup machine by my desk which made a delicious single brew cup of coffee. At lunch, in the afternoon, or after a workout, I didn’t want a cup of coffee. I would have a Gatorade®, iced tea, or non-carbonated beverage like lemonade. I hated having to stock my fridge with expensive single bottle items…..not to mention the complete waste of plastic that is dumped into the environment. Then the idea hit, why not make a machine that uses single serve capsules like K Cups to dispense a cold beverage? The challenge came with creating something really innovative that would dissolve the powder,  concentrate, or other ingredient immediately inside of the capsule rather than have a user pour it into a cup and shake it up…..that, of course, gets messy and sticky!

With the VidaPak machine and capsules (What we call V-Paks), you no longer need to tote quarts and half gallons from your car to the kitchen.  All you need is a lightweight compact box of VidaPak single serve capsules!

Carrying quarts or half gallons of drinks to your office, apartment, or house is cumbersome. Why not just have a small box of V-Paks?

Unlike a coffee or tea hot capsule which just has a paper filter inside, the V-Pak capsule is very complex.  We've spent months building prototype after prototype.

We had to deal with several issues. First, we needed to completely blend various types of beverage ingredients.  Lemonade is obviously different than fruit punch, which is different than Iced tea. Second, we had to make sure the ingredients would stay in a single area of the container so when the water would enter the V-Pak, it would disburse it evenly. Finally, we learned that you need just the right amount of water and air pressure to deliver the water in a consistent fashion.

After several attempts, we got closer and tried out a select few prototypes:

We built several the V-cups up to test.  Some were way too weak, some overflowed and broke the seal, some just plain didn't work at all! As Edison said, "its 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration".  He was right! We finally developed the finished design and applied for patents. 

We then cut the molds to be ready for mass production:

We are now ready to go into V-Pak production!  We need your help to make this a reality.  With your pledges, we can complete the machine mold, begin V-Pak production and be ready for a summer roll out!

We have completed the fabrication of the steel injection molds for the VidaPak V-Paks.  These are ready for mass production.  The housing design, of the VidaPak machine needs to be finalized around the  refrigeration unit.

Will make an initial prototype run to confirm the housing design and the proper flow of the fluids.  Once this is completed to our satisfaction, we will authorize full production runs.  In parallel, we will finalize relationships with the beverage ingredient companies we have been talking with to begin a production run of the V-Paks.

Our production timeline is targeted as follows:

MidMarch - Campaign ends. Meet with manufacturing facility and complete design of the VidaPak hot/cold machine.

April - Build production injection molds of the VidaPak machine housing. Meet with beverage ingredient manufacturers and contract a limited V-Pak run.

May- Test final prototype VidaPak Machine. If successful, authorize production.

June/July - Packaging and Shipping to customers.

Risks and challenges

There is always risks and challenges with a new product. We feel very comfortable with the efforts we have made through successful prototypes, We believe that we are at the stage to enter into contract relationships with manufacturers and suppliers for full scale production. We've done our best to identify quality manufacturers but we can't guaranty a timely delivery by them or if it will have 100% perfect functional upon delivery.

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    An awesome thank you! We need your pledges to help with the environment and peoples thirst!

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    Cool VidaPak tee shirt. Be the only one in your neighborhood with a VidaPak Tee

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    Early bird special. You will be the first to get a VidaPak machine. You'll even get a special serial number plaque from 1-400 showing you helped create the VidaPak. The next category of beverage server.

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    The VidaPak machine. Missed the early bird special? No worries, You'll still get a fantastic VidaPak machine for just a few bucks more and you can help the environment!

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    You'll be in the machine buyers club! You get a VidaPak machine and 24 assorted drink Paks

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    Wicked love hot and cold drinks club. For really supporting the movement, you get a VidaPak machine, a Tee, and 48 assorted drink Paks

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