I’m always looking to maximize my fun when I get together with my family and friends. That’s why I am so passionate about the COOLEST. I invent lots of things, but honestly very few have brought so much fun to my life.
As of today, there’s only one ‘Coolest’ in the world. It lives in my garage and has a full social calendar. We’ve been tailgating all fall and lounging on the beach all summer. I’m hoping the Kickstarter community can help me change that so we can get you a ‘Coolest’ of your own.
I know firsthand how much fun it is to have a cooler with speakers, and a portable blender for beachside margaritas, because I built myself one of each around ten years ago. This year I reexamined these well-loved creations and realized just how much room for improvement there was. The ‘Coolest’ is the traditional cooler completely re-imagined and supercharged, and the reactions have been overwhelmingly positive.
I’m not new to product development. I’ve licensed and co-licensed over a half dozen inventions, and I’ve developed, manufactured and successfully brought two products to market on my own.
To take the ‘Coolest’ from my house to yours, I really do need your help. Your support will help me finalize the specs and begin manufacturing. I know I can deliver for you.
Thank you so much in advance. This is going to be so fun. That’s all I want – to bring a little more fun to your next outdoor gathering!
FROM MY BACKYARD TO YOURS
The traditional manufacturing and launch timeline for a product of this size and complexity would be almost a year and a half. Frankly that just won’t do and I know you don’t want to wait any longer than absolutely necessary. Luckily, I have experience fast-tracking other products to market
Here’s what I’m doing to streamline the process and cut that timeline to just 8 months.
Our CAD models are already designed, and we have sourcing redundancies for each major component.
We are working with a leading manufacturing design firm and have developed a strategic partnership with the category leader in commercial manufacturing to make the ‘Coolest’… well, the coolest!
With your support we will complete the pre-manufacturing phase and begin fulfilling YOUR orders.
We are close but we still need your help to:
- Optimize our design for manufacturability with help from our preferred and highly-renowned industrial design firm
- Pay for blow-molding and injection molding tooling, a very expensive one-time cost
We want you to have your ‘Coolest’ before next tailgating season. Here’s our plan to achieve that:
- November/December: Make lots of new Kickstarter friends
- January: Final design and engineering revisions for production and engage our supply chain partners
- February: Build and test the production prototype, and finalize the plan and process for full-scale manufacturing plan
- March: Finalize the engineering and prototype iterations and place the tooling orders
- April / May: Tooling build-out and procurement of raw materials and components
- June: Begin manufacturing for the injection molded, thermoformed and blow-molded parts
- July: Part qualification and pre-production builds, pilot production, quality assurance and product validation
- August: Finalize the assembly and shipment process and begin fulfillment, yay! Celebrate with our team around our COOLEST as we look at photos all over the web of people enjoying their own ‘Coolest’. Thanks everyone!