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We're going to sell handcrafted longboards from top designers across the country. Then, we're going to give away half of what we make.

What I want to do: I want to launch a company designed around two simple premises - we will sell high quality, handmade longboards from the best builders around the country, and we will give away half of our net profit with the goal of helping people change the world.

How it shall be done: I have diverse tastes and talents, ranging from skateboarding to technology to music. With help from my brother (a similarly eclectic fellow), I plan to set up an online store to sell these great boards (initially from Arcane Boards, Northern Pine, and Bees Knees Skathletics, along with a variety of accessories). Each month once the business is launched, I'll take half of our net profit and put it in a separate account designated for our "50% projects." This is the money we'll use to help people:change the world. Our first project will be to provide a source of clean water in a place that currently has none by sponsoring a well through Charity: Water. [we are not affiliated with each other in any way] As time goes on and the store makes more and more money, we will be able to sponsor more wells and seek out other organizations to help.

What the dollars are for: All the funds raised here are for the launch of the company. You're funding the purchase of technology and licenses needed to build the website, advertising to get the word out about our launch, and the initial round of in-stock items. I'm very serious about using the money only for launch-specific expenses: you are funding my dreams and I owe it to you to be responsible with what you're giving.

The $5,000 goal is the bare minimum needed to get this thing up and running - as mentioned in the video, our true target is $21,000. It may seem like a lot of money in a short amount of time but it's more than possible. Give if you can, then spread the word! Tell your friends, post it up on your Facebook status, Tweet it out to all your followers, blog about it, write a song dedicated to the project... get creative! I only ask that you don't spam anybody about it or break the law to spread the word. I mean, that's just not cool.

Note: at this time, rewards can only be sent out to the United States.

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    I'll send you a couple of very fashionable Envision Skate Collective stickers as well as a random photograph taken by yours truly. It might be of a squirrel, or a tree, or a skateboard, or a shoe. You just never know these days! Everybody will get a different photo.

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    I'll send you a unique coupon code worth 5% off your first order from Envision Skate Collective, along with those lovely stickers and a random photograph.

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    You shall receive an excellent Envision Skate Collective t-shirt, 5% off your first order, a couple of delightful stickers and a random photo.

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    I'll send you a unique coupon code allowing you to purchase any in-stock deck from Envision Skate Collective AT COST - that is, our wholesale cost plus actual shipping charges. You won't find these decks cheaper anywhere! In addition, you'll receive the t-shirt, those classy stickers, and an excellently random photograph, along with 5% off your next order.

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    A unique coupon code allowing you to purchase any complete setup AT COST, along with the stickers, the t-shirt, the random photo, and 10% off your next order.

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    LIMITED EDITION REWARD: In addition to everything listed at the $150 level, I will also send you a PERSONALLY CUSTOMIZED Arcane Mini deck. We'll talk over what design you'd like; I'm particularly good with stripes. Only 5 available!

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    Your entire first order from Envision Skate Collective will be AT COST, your next order will be 15% off, your random photo gets an upgrade to 8"x10", and you still get a t-shirt and a handful of stickers.

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    You've just joined the ENVISION SKATE COLLECTIVE FOUNDERS CLUB: you'll receive a premium quality limited edition t-shirt (along with the regular t-shirt listed above), your name will be permanently displayed on the Envision website, 20% off your first order with Envision, a handful of fantastic stickers, and of course a wonderfully random 8x10 photograph.

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    Choose any deck available through Envision Skate Collective and it's yours! Also comes with the Founders Club package - both t-shirts, 20% off your next order, some stickers, the photo, and your name on the website as a member of the founders club!

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    Choose any complete setup available through Envision Skate Collective and it's yours - we'll even put it in the store as the "(your name) setup!" Also comes with everything from the Founders Club package.

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    Take your pick of any complete skateboard setup available from Envision Skate Collective, have this preferred setup named after you, and when our first "50% project" is funded (sponsoring a well through charity: water), your name is going on it. Also includes everything from the Founders Club package.

Funding period

- (20 days)