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Jelloware can be used in place of disposable cups: Imagine a world where you can eat your cup instead of throwing it away!

Hi. We're The Way We See The World, and we invented Edible Cups.

*What are Edible Cups?* Edible cups are biodegradable, vegan cups that are flavored to compliment the drink inside. You can eat your cup as you sip your drink, and any leftover remnants can be composted.

*Why do we need your help?* The concept for these Edible Cups began when we entered the GSS Jell-O mold competition, but it turned into something bigger than any of us could have ever imagined! People all over the world want to use the Edible Cups at parties and events in place of disposable cups. There is still work to be done: prototyping and user testing are crucial before we can arrive at the perfect biodegradable cup. We believe Edible Cups can have a significant positive impact, and this impact begins with you.

*Our Goal:* We want to see our Edible Cups in contexts where disposable cups would normally be used, while introducing a new sensorial experience when drinking. Imagine a world where you can eat your cup instead of throwing it away!

*The Way We Say “Thank You”:* Please take a look at these examples of our rewards - we are offering a variety of our design services and samplings of our Edible Cups.

*$5 Begin Anywhere* A postcard designed by The Way We See The World with a handwritten note thanking you for you contribution.

*$20 Design Opportunity* Send us a question, dilemma, or idea, and we will respond with a one-page visualized solution. This could be anything from, "I have too much macaroni, what should I do about it?" to "I want to develop a tool to clean up the The Great Pacific Garbage Patch." We believe great ideas can be found anywhere.

*$50 Hands-on-Research* Experience Edible Cups for yourself! We will be hosting several tasting parties as we develop our Edible Cups, and your feedback will help shape the final product. This includes an invitation for you and a guest to an exclusive Edible Cup tasting party (locals only).

For non-locals, we will send you a package of tasting samples + a survey to tell us what you think! (US only)

*$100 Mindmelt* Let us go more in-depth on your question, dilemma, or idea. Over Skype, we will brainstorm and create a mind map together, which we will send you along with several sketches of your idea.

*$500 Edible Cup Cocktail Party for 10!* Host a party with cocktails served in a custom flavored Edible cups! We will send you a set of 10 cups and a corresponding cocktail recipe anywhere in the world. (Outside US + shipping)

*Some Edible Cup Press:*

Edible Cups on PSFK

Edible Cups on Treehugger

Edible Cups at The Experimental Food Society

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    A postcard designed by The Way We See The World with a handwritten note thanking you for you contribution.

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    Do you have an idea for a product, service, or ANYTHING you think needs to exist in this world? Send us an email with your idea, and we will send you our one page illustrated interpretation of it.

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    We love involving many people in our design process, and your feedback can really help shape Edible Cups into the best product possible. This includes an invite for two to an exclusive Edible Cup testing party (for locals only) OR (for out-of-towners) we will mail you a tasting kit: a package of different tasting samples of Edible Cups + a survey for you to tell us what you think. (Outside US + shipping)

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    A Mindmelt is when we take a theme, idea, or question and think of as many potential innovations for it as possible. Email us an idea, and we will lead you through one of our brainstorming sessions over Skype! At the end, we will send you the physical mind map as well as several sketches illustrating some of the ideas we come up with.

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    Host your own Edible Cup party! We will send you 10 custom Edible cups and a corresponding cocktail recipe anywhere in the world. (Outside US + shipping)

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