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It's quite simple really. I make stroopwafels and people say they are amazing.

RIP VAN WAFELS - It's quite simple really. I make stroopwafels and people say they are amazing. I need your help to expand my waffle cookie business.

To start I need $22105 to produce 7000 wafels/week and setup wafel truck.


ABOUT: In The Netherlands, Dutch waffle cookies called 'stroopwafels' have been consumed since the late 1700's. Today the stroopwafel is as popular to the Dutch as chocolate chip cookies are to Americans.

Although stroopwafels are imported into the US, they are best when consumed fresh. There is nothing quite like it really - Eating a fresh stroopwafel - Experiencing the taste of the unique soft caramel-crunchy waffle combination in your mouth....especially with a cup of coffee.


MY VISION: I want bring the stroopwafel culture to the US. I aim to make the best tasting fresh stroopwafels there are, both packaged and served hot.


THE PAST: I spent the last two years developing and selling my product locally in Providence, RI. During the time, a team of Brown engineers and I also made a prototype cookie machine that can churn out 200 cookies/hr:


Selling at Brown:

Prototype cookie machine:


THE PLAN:

a) Package my cookies and sell them to cafe's and on the internet
b) Set up a mobile stroopwafel truck and sell them hot off the iron


FUNDING:
I have funded my operations thus far from company profits, money saved from summer internships and part time jobs. Now that my funds have been depleted, I am in dire need of funding.
View the right side of this page for a list of the rewards I’m offering in return for pledges. In order to make this dream come true, I’ll need to raise $22105 by mid September.


Pending Facility costs:
-cookie machine materials + labor costs = $4400
-other equipment, licensing, tools = $2600
Pending Truck costs:
-truck+modifications+licensing = $10,200
-machinery+appliances = $3800
Kickstarter 5% cost = $1105


TOTAL = $22,105


The more money I raise, the less dependable I will have to be on investors. The more independent I am, the more control I will have over the quality and authenticity of my product . The better my product is, the more satisfied you will be!!!


Help me, so that I can make the best possible stroopwafels for you!


Like on Facebook: www.bit.ly/ripvanwafels
Follow on Twitter: www.twitter.com/ripvanwafels
Website: www.RipvanWafels.com


Recent article: http://providence.thephoenix.com/news/98391-dutch-treat-lands-in-providence/...

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  • Pledge $15 or more
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    30 backers

    You will receive a custom designed Rip van Wafels card in the mail with a pack of delicious stroopwafels and a little instruction booklet on how to consume one. (Please send me your address via a kickstarter message). You will also get a chance to win a $30 pledge prize. The three prize winners will be announced at the end of the campaign. (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $30 or more
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    35 backers

    You will receive a card, instruction booklet, 3 packs of cookies and a bunch of Rip van Wafels stickers. You will also get a chance to win the $60 pledge prize. The three prize winners will be announced at the end of the campaign. (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $60 or more
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    17 backers

    You will receive all that is stated in reward $30 + a printed silk screen T-shirt. (Please provide me with your T-shirt size). (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $120 or more
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    11 backers

    You get a Rip van Wafels coffee mug, a pack of Dutch Coffee, 6x2 pack of cookies, instruction booklet and a printed silk screen T-shirt. (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $240 or more
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    8 backers Limited (42 left of 50)

    You get a box containing 15x2 packs + the rest of the above. You will get a limited edition Rip van Wafels poster designed by a team of RISD graphic design students + a mega 8 inch stroopwafel (US ONLY).

  • Pledge $500 or more
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    0 backers Limited (15 left of 15)

    You will get two of the above. One will be mailed to a person of your choice. In addition, the posters will be framed and signed by both me and the RISD team. (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $1,000 or more
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    1 backer Limited (6 left of 7)

    Same as above + you will get an 8 inch mega stroopwafel mailed to you every month for 12 months. I will also send a stroopwafels to a person of your choice on Thanksgiving, Valentines day, Mothers day and Fathers day. I will also travel to you personally (within Rhode Island + Mass), deliver your reward and make and eat hot stroopwafels with you! (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $2,500 or more
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    0 backers Limited (3 left of 3)

    Same as above + your name or fictitious name (assuming that it is not offensive) will be painted onto the back side of the Rip van Wafels truck. I will also travel to you personally (within the New England Area), deliver your reward and make and eat hot stroopwafels with you! (US ONLY)

  • Pledge $6,000 or more
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    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Same as above + you can choose the name of the Rip van Wafels truck license plate (as long as it isn't offensive). I will also fly to where ever you are in the US, deliver your reward and eat and make hot stroopwafels with you! (US ONLY)

Funding period

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