Billy Goat Ice Cream Company (Canceled)
Billy Goat Ice Cream Company (Canceled)
All natural, all local, all delicious. We’re changing the concept of ice cream one spoonful at a time. Be Good. Eat ice cream.
All natural, all local, all delicious. We’re changing the concept of ice cream one spoonful at a time. Be Good. Eat ice cream. Read more
About this project
Billy Goat Ice Cream believes desserts should be a treat for the body, as well as the taste buds. That is why our goat's milk ice cream is all natural and free of preservatives, dyes, and artificial flavorings. Located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, we source locally produced goat milk and locally grown seasonal produce to create artisanal flavors you’ll love. Treating yourself is always fun, now it’s also nutritious and delicious!
Why Goat’s Milk?
Here at Billy Goat, we want the consumer to benefit from an ice cream that is easy on the tongue, while being a healthy dessert option. By using goat milk, our ice cream is a healthier option than ice cream produced with cow milk. Goat’s milk is easier for the human body to digest because its fat globules are nine times smaller than those of cow milk. It is also naturally homogenized. Our ice cream is lactose-friendly and less than half the fat of regular ice cream! Because of these things, goat milk is suitable for people who have strict dietary needs.
The idea of Billy Goat Ice Cream began 3 years ago while our CEO, RaShaun Robinson, was studying for his undergraduate at Langston University. The Small Business Administration approached one of his freshman classes and charged the students to come up with a business idea that utilized local agriculture, and then to submit that idea in a business plan competition. After much thought, RaShaun decided to visit the E (Kika) de la Garza American Institute for Goat Research at Langston, which is one of the largest goat research facilities in the world. While visiting the Institute, RaShaun learned that goat's milk offered many health advantages over cow's milk, and that people suffering from lactose intolerance could still digest goat's milk. He then took all of the knowledge that he collected from the Institute and began to brainstorm various business ideas that he could develop using goat's milk. Being that RaShaun is a true lover of ice cream, it didn't take long for him to come up with the idea of Billy Goat Ice Cream Company. He vetted out the different aspects of the business and composed a small business plan, which he then presented to the SBA to take first place in the competition. After winning the competition, RaShaun put Billy Goat on the backburner because he was not ready to pursue a full scale business yet.
It wasn't until RaShaun entered his Master's Program in Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University and met his Co-Founder, Caleb Neil, that the idea of Billy Goat truly began to become a reality. After meeting each other, the two students entered a "Pitch and Poster" competition that involved them pitching a business idea to group of mock investors. It was then that the two founders began to completely dissect the business and to recreate it into what it has become today. The duo entered the business idea in the competition, and once again Billy Goat walked away with first place. After this, the two decided to fully dedicate themselves to the business.
That was nearly one year ago to date! Since then, we have been working extremely hard to progress through milestones like securing a grant from the USDA to purchase a variety of dairy manufacturing equipment to setting up a commercial kitchen space to perform manufacturing operations. Currently, the team is finishing the R&D of new artisan flavors, such as their Bourbon Vanilla Ripple and their Blueberry Granola Madness.
Be Good. Eat ice cream.
We know it’s only dessert. But that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be the absolute best quality ingredients. That is why we make a healthy ice cream option that is sourced by local farmers and producers. By buying our ingredients from local farmers, we are able to provide the freshest product possible, while also putting money back into the local economy to create more jobs and higher quality of life. At Billy Goat, we believe the benefits of our ice cream goes beyond the product itself. We are focused on the local community and the lives of those around us, which is why we will be launching “Be Good” initiatives once we are able to increase production and distribution. All of these reasons make up who we are as a company. We’re inspiring people to Be Good. Eat ice cream.
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How You Can Help!
We need your help getting into a store near you. Billy Goat manufactures for wholesale, as opposed to front-line retail, which means it is easier for us to get close to you! Since our manufacturing facilities went live very recently, we are working to raise $20,000 to assist in our production and distribution efforts. If you choose to back our campaign, you will be a huge part in the establishment of our company and helping us distribute our ice cream throughout the United States.
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Risks and challenges
In any new venture you will have a series of risks and challenges and ours is no exception. As our biggest risk is funding, we are counting on the support from Kickstarters like you to help get our product package certified, distributed and grocery store ready!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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