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Hey Kickstarters! 

Thanks for checking out my project. My name is Kaeya and I am a senior at Emory University and serial entrepreneur. I am most known for my appearance on the Season 5 Finale of ABC's "Shark Tank" where I landed a deal for BZbox, my collapsible storage box product. I am so excited to bring you my next invention, ZipTank!

ZipTank is a novel apparel item that will be hitting stores in time for Summer 2015. ZipTank works in two ways. One, you can unzip the bottom and wear it as a tank top. Or two, you can zip the bottom up, put your stuff inside, and carry it as a bag.

ZipTank is ideal for a day at the beach, or a trip to the gym. It's great for music festivals and concerts. ZipTank can be great for corporate events, 5k run/walk fundraisers, school events and more.

Risks and challenges

Timeline: I realize my timeline is much shorter than what it would generally take to get a product in stores. However, I have solid experience under my belt. I have a strong team, and I have the manufacturing and distribution capability completely figured out.

Being a Student: I still have one semester left of undergrad and finishing school will be a major priority until I get that diploma. However, I want to work hard to set everything up now so that I can continue on to develop my product full time after I graduate.

Website/Branding: Gotta develop a brand that reflects how great my product is!

Distribution: Fulfilling orders is an important piece that many choose to worry about later. This can be problematic if shipping costs are not anticipated and/or the living room you are storing product in is too small for how many orders you have to fill. I have a fulfillment and distribution channel in place that I established with my first product, BZbox, and will continue using it for ZipTank.

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    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Our sincerest gratitude, a social media shout out, and a spot on the Founding Family section of our website!

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    Send us one of your tank tops and we'll turn it into a ZipTank for you to enjoy!

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    Pledge $50 or more About $50

    Special Edition Kickstarter ZipTank (plus everything above)

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    One custom cotton tank and one mesh tank with two color screen prints of your choice.

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    Pledge $200 or more About $200

    You'll get a copy of my co-authored book, "The Launch Life," which details my journey of becoming an entrepreneur. You'll also get get a Skype session with me so I can answer any questions you may have about becoming an entrepreneur, collaborating on a project, or anything else.

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    For Sororities: 100 white ZipTanks with custom Adam Block Design prints. Free shipping.

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    Special Wholesale Offer of 300 ZipTanks so you can be the first company in your area to carry ZipTanks!

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