We are a start-up product development company. Our aim is to design and develop simple and innovative products that address the unmet needs of the growing cycling population. We have used our passion for bikes and our knowledge of product development to create the GRIPSTER, the bike storage solution that is a little bit off the wall.
Like many frequent cyclists we store our bikes inside our homes by leaning them against a wall. We find this to be the most convenient way to store our bikes. However, this unstable set up leads to dirt marks, scratches, and often physical damage to walls and bikes over time.
Our solution, Gripster, is an innovative yet simple and affordable product that attaches to a bicycle’s handlebar protecting your walls from handle bar impact damage and providing additional stability from accidental knocks and bumps, and all in a more attractive and discrete package.
Features & benefits
There are many companies which provide bike storage solutions. However, available products have limitations (size, cost, ugly, bicycle specific or with a requirement for complex installation and set-up). Our product does away with all of this.
No more stinky sock on the wall!
How Gripster works
Throughout the process we have worked closely with potential users and employed 3D printing technologies to help us refine our product.
We have worked in recognised accelerator programmes like Entrepreneurial Spark and secured funding from Scottish Edge which we have used to commission the tooling that we need to start manufacturing Gripsters.
We have an incredible local manufacturing partner. We have received our first off samples which have passed our quality tests and we are ready to go into full production.
Please help us spread the word. A successful campaign will be key to future R&D activities for other cool product ideas that we have in mind. :)
Risks and challenges
We are dedicated to setting our brand and product standards high, and we will do our absolutely best to fulfill deliveries to you, our backers!
We are hoping to manufacture our product locally (UK) to help us better control the quality of our products, reduce the impact to the environment and minimise delivery lead times.
However, shipping a large number of products at once can be challenging considering we have a relatively small team.
In order to process all our orders smoothly, we will send our backers a survey immediately after our campaign ends. Early birds will be delivered first, following with other Kickstarter orders and post-campaign orders.
We understand unexpected situations might occur, and we promise to keep our backers updated at all times.
This is the first of many other product development projects that we are planning to launch and your support will be critical to help make Gripster a reality!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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