$1k Milestone Complete... Here are the Kickstick Outakes
60 Second Pitch Song: Hot Heat by Topher Mohr and Alex Elena
The primary reason we have started this campaign is to fund the molding and tooling costs of our product. Our goal is to manufacture KICKSTICK using high quality Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. We have found a suitable manufacturer and are ready to start production. Through our research, it is clear that the tools and molding process is the key component to this product. With that said, it is also the most expensive. We have launched this Kickstarter project to establish the funding necessary to create the molds and bring this innovative product to market.
At the start, we thought that the best way to innovate a product was to give the consumers more options; therefore, that is what we set out to do. Kickstick became a multi functional product that functions as a bottle, a mixing apparatus, and a straw. Also, it is the perfect product for taking a shot because of the quick liquid release caused by the double end design. Drawing on inspiration from modernism and cubism, Kickstick evolved into a sleek and edgy rectangular design that would make artists proud. Lastly, after endless research and debates of dimension, Kickstick became a concept of perfect proportion. With patience and persistence, this simple concept began turning into a budding reality.
The Two Year Journey
Over the past two years, dimensions have been tweaked, designs have been altered, and prototypes have been molded and re-molded. The original idea was born on a beach while sitting in the hot sand contemplating the fusion of a straw and a bottle. Over time, this simple concept grew from a hobby into an obsession. Forged on a foundation of ambition, passion, and creativity, Kickstick has the ability to revolutionize the beverage industry through our innovative product design, packaging and application. We now have the ideal product that will deliver a unique way to enjoy your favorite beverage.
It is our goal to create a new, niche concept within the bar & restaurant business sector. We feel strongly that this will be an appropriate starting point for the product. It is also the perfect product to be sold at sporting & concert venues. With effective sales and marketing strategies, we feel we can make an immediate impact in this market. However, we do realize that after traveling to 10 different countries over the past couple of years, the Kickstick concept could change numerous industries worldwide. This product could enhance the sectors of energy drinks, supplements, vitamins, juices, etc. Simply, it will make packaging more efficient, the bottle more functional, and drinking more fun. Our long-term goal is to take the product to a variety of different markets and industries. Kickstick will change the game one shot a time.
We have built this product from the ground up learning everything one step at a time. We have learned to draw with 3D programs, to negotiate with manufacturers, to develop marketing concepts and to produce an awesome product. With your help, this product will become a success and we are poised to take the next steps. All we need now is you!
As the founder, I pledge that I will fulfill all of my promises, even if I have to take out multiple loans to make it happen. I am fully dedicated to this project and its supporters. Without you, this product is nothing.
As for the details, we are outsourcing for everything. We are using ooshirts.com for the Kickstick t-shirts and the designs are finalized. We already have pricing from suppliers for the sunglasses and bottle openers through alibaba.com. The Mojo Nike golf balls are looking good and are ready to be ordered. Lastly, we have found the perfect manufacturer for the Kicksticks with Volant Technology Company. If we receive the necessary funding, we will be ordering two molds from Volant, one for the cube shaped caps and one for the double-sided containers. We have been in communication with them throughout the year, and they are more than capable of delivering a great product. We just need your pledges to make our first production run.
If you are a bronze backer, we should be able to get you all of your rewards within a month . If you are a silver or gold backer, it may take two months. This is because of the molding process, which could take a month alone to be completed. After that it should be smooth sailing. We promise that we will keep you updated with all the progress and we are confident that we will fulfill your rewards quickly and efficiently. Although this project may seem small in comparison to some of the other things on Kickstarter, this is still two years of hard work in the making. We are ready, and I hope you are too.
We are fully committed to making Kickstick a success. We are keenly aware of the challenges and obstacles that we will run into along the way and are prepared to meet each one head on. A new, unique, yet unproven product will create adversity. We know that getting the funding for the molding and tooling elements will springboard Kickstick to a point where we can move forward and continue this amazing journey.
For your donation, we have designed some great products that we are sure you will enjoy. Wear and use them proudly and know that you are part of something really special. Kickstick, Changing the Game One shot at a Time!
Risks and challenges
If there were no risks with this project, then I wouldn't be trying to tackle it. When anyone tries to change an industry, there are going to be some road bumps. The basic one that any entrepreneur will come across is the lack of funding, which can put a wrench into anyone's plans. Also, there may be an issue finding a company that would be willing to pilot their beverage in my container product. This would have zero effect on the Kickstarter awards. It would just affect my far reaching goals as a founder. Kickstick is different and unique, which is great; conversely it is unproven. Sometimes, the unfamiliar scares companies away. In the end, I can't promise that I am going to change the world. However, I can promise that when every single beverage company has turned me down in this world, I will go back and ask them again.
BRONZE BACKER- Blue Kickstick 6-Pack, black & red stylish sunglasses, personal thank you message from the founder, and a spot on our website, kickstick.me. *We cannot fill Kicksticks with liquor. Canada fee is $10.
SILVER BACKER- Blue colored kickstick single, trendy tank top or t-shirt, black & red stylish sunglasses, stainless steel credit card opener, personal thank you message from the founder, and a spot on our website, kickstick.me. *We cannot fill Kicksticks with liquor. Canada fee is $10.
SILVER BACKER- Blue Kickstick 6-Pack, trendy tank top or t-shirt, black & red stylish sunglasses, stainless steel credit card opener, personal thank you message from the founder, and a spot on our website, kickstick.me. Old silver backers will also receive 6-Pack. *We cannot fill Kicksticks with liquor. Canada fee is $10.
PLATINUM BACKER- Limited edition black Kickstick 6-pack, Blue Kickstick 6-pack, sleeve of Kickstick Nike Mojo golf balls, blue colored empty Kickstick single, trendy tank top or t-shirt, black & red stylish sunglasses, stainless steel credit card bottle opener,personal thank you message from the founder, and a spot on our website, kickstick.me. *We cannot fill Kicksticks with liquor. Canada fee is $10.