Empact100, White House, Holiday Joulies Sales
Empact100 – Thank you so much to everyone who voted! Coffee Joulies has been officially added to the 2011 Empact100 list. This list recognizes the 'top 100 companies run by young entrepreneurs' (age 30 or younger). We're not sure exactly what spot we will receive on the final list, as it is determined by more than just votes. But, we are only 54 votes away from most 'liked' so help us bump it into first place! http://empact100.com/list.php
Dave and I will be attending a recognition event at the White House Executive Office with “senior administration officials.” We will be pledging our support to the education of entrepreneurship. The event will be broadcast live from whitehouse.gov/live on Nov 17th sometime between 2 and 5 pm.
We will also be spending the morning on Capitol Hill discussing the role that entrepreneurship will play in creating new jobs and bringing the economy back to full employment. We are humbled and thrilled to be talking about this kind of issue with no-doubt very smart and influential people. We would love to hear what our backers have to say so we can relay your messages. Put your opinions in the comments below.
Sales for the holidays – We are getting a TON of requests for Joulies as gifts for the holidays this year. We are doing everything we can to finish off Kickstarter orders and have as many as possible able to ship before the Holidays. Here is our best guess at the moment:
-Our website – our new website with online store will be launching soon with the equivalent of an Enthusiast Pack available for pre-order for the holidays. Still working out exactly how many we can guarantee for shipment this season, which depends on production in the factory over the next few weeks.
-WIRED holiday store in Times Square NYC – Coffee Joulies will be on display from November 18th to December 24th at the pop-up WIRED store. If you are in the city, stop by and check them out. We will make sure to tweet whenever we are going to be at the store to talk to potential customers.
Shipping update – We are wrapping up all of the kickstarter orders over the next couple of weeks. We are shipping mainly the last personal and enthusiast international packs this week and next week and will ship all CSP's in one shot two or three weeks from now, in plenty of time for xmas gifts or resale.
Dave & Dave