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Nathaniel EatonBy Nathaniel Eaton
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Nathaniel EatonBy Nathaniel Eaton
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$587
pledged of $10,000pledged of $10,000 goal
10
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, June 5 2016 11:14 PM UTC +00:00

About

 What Do I Want to Accomplish?

I want to build a company with a line of Water Dodger products that will lead the way for people to experience awesome water balloon fights. I will do this by creating a cooler version of the Water Dodger every year that will improve the experience. I'm already ahead of my dream with a couple other cool versions that will enhance the experience for a head start in the innovation process. To accomplish this I will need the help and support of you. First 200 backers of $50+ will get their rewards but will also have their name written on my personal large WATER DODGER banners as a forever thank you!

The old water fight concept was to soak each other, which is a fun concept until you are soaked, however this is not competitive. Water Dodger is the new generation way of experiencing water fights! Water Dodger offers a competitive game that asks players to soak others while trying to stay dry to claim victory at the end of play by being the driest individual or team.

Family and friends can now experience an organized and thrilling game with a BIG splash anywhere and anytime, leaving memorable memories for everyone. This competitive fun water splashing concept of being the driest is an awesome and affordable game for families, friends, churches, sports teams, and camp organizations. Water Dodger is cost friendly for consumers by eliminating the hassle and price of traveling to a facility to experience these types of fun and exciting games.

Water Dodger will deliver summer its biggest splash ever! Water Dodger gives players a rush of excitement after feeling the impact of a blocked water balloon combined with them having extra water balloons accessible in a storage pouch giving players a more competitive game. After playing this awesome, new, and affordable game, it will be hard to go back to the old costly way of traveling to facilities, renting laser tag and paintball equipment to experience a competitive, fun game. This great product and game give players the ability to stop others from soaking them; because who wants to get wet?! After playing this thrilling game, there is no escape from the results because all players will either be "Dry, Wet or Soaked" How will you finish?

THE WATER DODGER funding goal:

The goal is to get the funding to make slight improvements for the final product, tooling, manufacturing the product, and shipping and finishing a "wow factor" website. I have a contact in the Greater Cleveland Area that has the manufacturing capabilities and another contact with professional commercial capabilities.

About Me: 

I am a senior at Hiram College located in Hiram, Ohio. I am studying management with a minor in entrepreneurship. I started my entrepreneurship journey my freshman year in college by being selected to present at JumpStart.Inc Annual meeting. There was over 970 people there from investors, bankers, mayors, etc

I have continued to pursue being an inventor and creating ideas, which is how I came across the Water Dodger. The vision of the Water Dodger started as most ideas do: on paper. I continued to make adjustments over time as i talked to others. As time went on I started to make working prototypes and running testing events. Along this journey I had made significant contacts and now believe I am ready to achieve my dream.

 Started with a Dream Photo!

This picture alone explains my passion for entrepreneurship and the Water Dodger. To the bottom left of the picture shows the first version and the dark one was the second version of the Water Dodger, which was both cardboard. I used those two cardboard designs to show and explain the Water Dodger product and concept. I did public speeches at camps to sports teams and high school bands over the course of the previous summer as they visited Hiram College. Every response from the groups of 60+ kids was loud and exciting. This thrill and excitement from the groups not only helped reinforce my vision, but also motivated me to stay persistent with Water Dodger.

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Risks and challenges

One challenge that might occur is the timing of the shipping from the manufacture as things do come up. We have been working closely with our manufacturing and have a good grasp on the manufacturing process and quality control. Our manufacturing channels are ready to go. All we need is your support.

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    A Picture of my Started with a Dream (Dorm Room Edition) and a picture of the WATER DODGER and me. Also, One Water Dodger shipped to you and Solo madness game instructions.

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    Two Water Dodgers shipped to you and Solo Madness game instructions.Receive a Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition) and a Picture of me with the WATER.

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    Two Water Dodgers shipped to you and Solo Madness game instructions.Started with a dream (Dorm Room edition) and a Picture of me with the WATER DODGER. A video message of me giving my appreciation.

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    Three WATER DODGER's shipped to you and Solo Madness game instructions.Receive a Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), a Picture of me and the WATER DODGER, a Video Message thanking you.

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    Four WATER DODGER's shipped to you, Solo Madness and Team Fusion game instructions. Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me and the WATER DODGER, a Video Message thanking you.

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    Four WATER DODGER's shipped to you.Solo Madness and Team Fusion game instructions. Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me and the WATER DODGER and a personal letter thanking you. Also, your name on the website.

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    Six WATER DODGER's shipped to you. Solo Madness, Team Fusion, Captain Protection and Intruders game instructions.Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me and the WATER DODGER and a personal letter thanking you.

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    Eight WATER DODGER's shipped to you and your name on the website. Solo Madness, Team Fusion, Captain Protection and Intruders game instructions.Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me with the WATER DODGER, a personal letter thanking you.

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    11 WATER DODGER shields with one Signed by me personally. Solo madness, Team Fusion, Captain Protection and Intruders game instructions. Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me with the WATER DODGER, a personal letter thanking you, name on the website.

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    20 WATER DODGER shields and Name Written on the Website. Solo Madness, Team Fusion, Captain Protection and Intruders game instructions. Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me with the WATER DODGER, a personal letter thanking you.

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    20 WATER DODGER shields. A list of organized games to play and your name Written on the website. Solo Madness, Team Fusion, Captain Protection and Intruders game instructions. Receive a signed Started with a Dream Picture (Dorm Room edition), Signed Picture of me with the WATER DODGER, a personal letter thanking you. Lastly, I will fly out to you and host an 2 hour Turn-Key Event with different gaming options.

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