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My First Startup - educational comic book for kids!

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We got our funded goal of $10,000, so we're adding STRETCH GOALS. First stretch goal: If we can get to $15,000 by the end of the campaign, we'll add extra pages to the comic book with practical, educational content. These pages will answer important questions like: What kind of business do I start? What costs should I be aware of? And more. Let's reach that goal together and make My First Startup an even comic book for teaching kids entrepreneurship.

Kids - they're awesome! Today's kids are very tech savvy and full of ideas that can change the world. And the world is changing - but their education is not catching up. Let's turn kids' dreams into reality and build their own path towards a successful future with a comic book that teaches them about creating their first startup.

The comic book follows two kids, Tanya and Kevin, as each tries to create a business. It presents typical obstacles faced by startup founders in a easy-to-understand, engaging, and practical way. We consulted with economists, child psychologists, and successful entrepreneurs to make sure our comic book is accessible to kids, teaches sound principles, and is based on the real issues faced by startup founders.

Tanya dreams of going to Video Game Camp (to create some amazing games), but needs money for it. She is great with web design and that gives her an idea. But how will she get people to pay for her skilled work?

Kevin wants to buy the latest gaming console, but also needs the money for it. He's very good at noticing problems around him that he can solve. So he comes up with one business idea after another. Which one will he finally make into a strong, scalable business? You'll have to read My First Startup to find out.

Andrey, Russell, and David
Andrey, Russell, and David

The creators are Russell, Andrey, and David. We are serial entrepreneurs ourselves, so the biggest motivation for creating My First Startup was to give today's kids what we wish we had growing up. We've been creating custom comic books as the founders of Your Comic Story - so we know how good comic books are at teaching without being overwhelming or patronizing. We know how exciting each kid gets when opening a comic book and know that entrepreneurial education could be fun.

We need the money to finish and print My First Startup. The money will also pay for this Kickstarter video and the fees we pay to Kickstarter. Our goal is to inspire thousands of kids to pursue innovation and entrepreneurship - and your support will help make that happen.

We really believe in "My First Startup". From our research, we found nothing quite like this. There are various books, articles, and TV shows - but nothing that a kid can pick up and have fun learning on their own. We received enthusiastic feedback from a number of educational, parent, and entrepreneurial organizations. We consulted with experts in economics, child psychology, and entrepreneurship. But the ultimate judge is YOU. We hope you love My First Startup and get one for every kid you know.

To help kids get the most out of "My First Startup" and be more prepared for starting a business, we are offering some exciting perks:

- Expressed over social media personally for each backer.

- We'll add a personalized message to your comic book - just let us know the name of the kid and what you'd like us to say.

- We'll get on Skype and answer any questions about your kid's business idea (or yours) for 15 minutes.

- Now you can have the perfect gift for the holidays (or any occasion). From running "Your Comic Story", we see how happy customers are to receive a poster where they are the superhero. So for some of our backers, we will create a custom superhero poster as the perfect gift for any occasion.

- Want to surprise someone with a gift they'll cherish forever? A custom comic book about anyone will pretty much guarantee you the title of Best Gifter Ever. We at "Your Comic Story" saw many customers win the gifting game and make a special someone extra happy . So for a very limited number of our backers, we will create a custom comic book with 4 pages of story, cover, and a personal message from you.

- One backer will get his kid drawn into the comic book, and so everyone's comic book will feature your kid as a character. This is our ultimate way of saying "you're part of the story, welcome!"

- Mentorship is hugely important for young entrepreneurs. You and your kid will have a chance to have lunch with either one of us or with one of our startup friends - so you could discuss your idea with a successful entrepreneur.

- Because children’s entrepreneurial education is so important, we enlisted some wonderful partners to join us and make My First Startup’s Kickstarter a true helping hand to kid entrepreneurs. We created the Startup Toolkit with partners like Shopify, Instapage, Shippo, SendInBlue, and Jukebox Print. Our toolkit will give special access for My First Startup backers to the services that are so important when starting your first business. Together with our partners, we’re helping My First Startup to be much more than a comic book - we’re creating a powerful and practical (and fun) startup kit for aspiring kid entrepreneurs. We’re doing this together as one big team that wants to give your kid’s dreams a big helping hand. So after reading the last page of the comic book, your kid can delve right into creating a startup. 

You are the best backer in the world! We'll give you a Social Media shoutout, and will probably run around all day high-fivng and shouting your name in funny accents. Because you rock!

You get the eBook version of My First Startup (PDF/EPUB/MOBI/Etc.), plus a Social Media shoutout - because you're awesome.

You get one of the very very first edition print versions of My First Startup - because you love to read and discovered us before others did. You also get the eBook version for your e-reading devices, and a Social Media shoutout.

Thank you! You get one of the first edition print versions of My First Startup. You also get the eBook version for your e-reading devices, and a Social Media shoutout.

Your kid is ready for some serious business. You get the first edition paper version of My First Startup, plus an eBook version, plus Startup Toolkit - which gives your child special access to resources that every business needs, such as free business cards (thanks to Jukebox Printing), help setting up an eCommerce store (Shopify), landing pages (Instapage), shipping labels (Shippo), and email sending (SendInBlue).

We're stepping into one-of-a-kind territory here. Get a custom superhero poster plus a first edition print copy of My First Startup with a personal message inside to your kid from you or from us (your choice), plus an eBook version of the comic book, and Startup Toolkit - which gives your child special access to resources that every business needs, such as free business cards (thanks to Jukebox Print), help setting up an eCommerce store (Shopify), landing pages (Instapage), shipping labels (Shippo), and email sending (SendInBlue).

Get 30 print copies of My First Startup, plus 5 more free. Inspire your students to innovation!
Or donate these to your favorite school or charity. Just give us their address.

Now you're in super-custom territory. Get a made-from-scratch 4 page comic book (about you or someone else - a gift?), plus a 15 minute Skype call with us to discuss your kid's business, plus a first edition print copy of My First Startup with a personal message inside, plus an eBook version of the comic book, and Startup Toolkit - which gives your child special access to resources that every business needs, such as free business cards (thanks to Jukebox Printing), help setting up an eCommerce store (Shopify), landing pages (Instapage), shipping labels (Shippo), and email sending (SendInBlue).

This is so unique, it will inspire your kid to greatness. Get to have a lunch meeting with us or a mystery entrepreneur friend of ours to talk about your kid's business ideas or questions (travel not provided), plus a made-from-scratch 4 page comic book (about you or someone else - a gift?), plus a 15 minute Skype call with us to discuss you kid's business, plus a first edition print copy of My First Startup with a personal message inside, plus an eBook version of the comic book, and access Startup Toolkit - which gives your child special access to resources that every business needs, such as free business cards (thanks to Jukebox Print), help setting up an eCommerce store (Shopify), landing pages (Instapage), shipping labels (Shippo), and email sending (SendInBlue).

Want to be drawn into My First Startup? You got it! Your kid will be drawn into the comic book as one of the characters. Plus, you'll get a made-from-scratch 4 page comic book (about you or someone else - a gift?), plus a 15 minute Skype call with us to discuss you kid's business, plus a first edition print copy of My First Startup with a personal message inside, plus an eBook version of the comic book, and Startup Tookit - which gives your child special access to resources that every business needs, such as free business cards (thanks to Jukebox Print), help setting up an eCommerce store (Shopify), landing pages (Instapage), shipping labels (Shippo), and email sending (SendInBlue).

Risks and challenges

Any crowdfunding campaign can fail, most noticeably by not reaching its funding goal.

Other risks include:

- Delays in production of the comic book (it's a work in progress, which is why we need your help funding the writing, illustration, and printing).

- Delays in reward delivery.

- Rewards may become unavailable for unexpected reasons - we will always make sure to give you a chance to get a reward of same or greater value and an alternative option to get your money back.

- Technical issues: we love Kickstarter and believe it to be a very reliable platform. If there are any technical issues related to our Kickstarter campaign, please email info@yourcomicstory.com

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