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Willied HesseinBy Willied Hessein
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Willied HesseinBy Willied Hessein
First created
$1,599
pledged of $12,000pledged of $12,000 goal
69
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, December 14 2016 4:43 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello and welcome, my name is Willied Hessein and I am the Founder of Vegitano. Being born and raised in Miami and with my time spent at Suffolk University in Boston pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Global Business and Entrepreneurship, being different is my passion. Creativity and problem solving are a few of my strong points that have definitely assisted me in developing a recipe for all to enjoy.

Many people ask, "How did you come up with this recipe?" and "Why?" 

Well as simple as it may sound, my journey started while being curious. One day I decided to change my lifestyle by eating on a vegan diet. With research and help from my vegan friends I was able to transition into my new diet smoothly. 

As weeks and months passed me by, I soon found my favorite dishes. One of the dishes happened to be penne pasta with a homemade marinara sauce. As much as I loved eating tomato based sauce, I soon became sick of it and began to crave a cream based sauce. 

If you do not already know, eating on a vegan diet excludes all animal products. Therefore, I had to think outside the box in order to cater to my taste for a new cream based sauce for my pasta dinner. Long story short, that is how I found what is known today as Vegitano. 

Now since I have told you my story you are probably wondering, what makes this sauce so special? 

Vegitano is a vegan almond based alfredo sauce that caters to individuals who have dietary restrictions or seek a liter alternative. This sauce allows people with certain dietary restrictions to enjoy a meal like they have never before. 

Vegitano is/provides the following:

  • Vegan  
  • Organic
  • Dairy-Free
  • Gluten-Free
  • Low-Sodium 
  • Diabetic-Friendly
  • Healthier Option 
  • Recommended daily serving of nuts (1.5oz)

 

Funding Breakdown

I am asking for $12,000 to get Vegitano off the ground in order to manufacture our initial batch. Below you will find what your contribution will go towards and a brief description of each cost. 

  • Ingredients - 26% will go towards the cost of obtaining all the organic produce and spices that make Vegitano delicious!
  • Co-Packer - 54% will go towards the cost of manufacturing Vegitano.
  • R&D - 12.5% will cover the cost of testing the product, therefore; giving Vegitano the opportunity to sell in supermarkets near you! 
  • Graphic Designer - 2.5% will fund the designers that created my wonderful graphics and put an image to the brand. 
  • Kickstarter Fees - 5% of my goal will go toward kickstarter's auto deducting fee.
 
 

 

Risks and challenges

I have assesed every possible risk that Vegitano could encounter. I am currently in contact with individuals who are professionals in the Food Science subject and Manufacturing/Packaging industry. Thankfully, I have had great advisors along my journey thus far that have helped set Vegitano up for a successful campaign.

Shortages - With many droughts worldwide this could effect the supply of Vegitano's ingredients. For example, almonds are California's second largest cash crop and the state is going through a historic drought.

R&D - I have created a simple recipe that is very delicious, however; in order to scale Vegitano, the product must be tested by a food scientist for retail sale.

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    Walking Tour + 1 Jar of Vegitano

    Pledge $50 or more and I will personally give you a guided tour through the beautiful City of Boston. I will also include 1 jar of Vegitano and a vegan recipe. If backed, all customers must either be local or visiting in order to receive both rewards.

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Funding period

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