Category Archives: Milestones

Our Indiegogo Funding Project Has Gone Live!

It’s finally here!  Please help support our crowd-funding project by going either to and search for “chocolate” or go directly to our project by going to this shortcut: Lots of great tasting chocolate awaits you!  Also, keep your eyes and ears peeled for our weekly surprise awards.   Our first one will be announced sometime next week.

Big News! Our fundraising project is moving to indiegogo (launches Sept. 27th)

Due to problems and technical issues dealing with Kickstarter, we felt, even at this late moment in our ramp up to launch time, it was in our best interest to switch gears and launch our fundraising project on Indiegogo. Indiegogo is a similar crowd-sourced funding platform. They are almost as popular now as Kickstarter, and they are more startup business friendly. We are in the process of changing all our information to reflect this move, and believe me it’s no small task. Thankfully I have some great people helping me accomplish this who has been amazing helping me get us up to speed for our launch.

Indiegogo has the same type of “fixed” funding, where it’s “all or nothing”, meaning if we don’t reach our funding goal we get nothing and you contribute nothing. However, they offer an additional funding model that Kickstarter does not. Specifically, it’s called a “flexible” platform. While the “fixed” platform is a “all or nothing” this one allows the project creator to collect whatever they raise even if they don’t make their funding goal. The cost to do this type of platform is a bit higher with a higher commission to Indiegogo if we don’t make our goal, and the big question is what do we do with the money if we don’t make our funding goal. Well, we thought about it, and at first we were concerned that if we didn’t meet our funding goal we wouldn’t be able to do what we needed with the money and we wanted to make sure we could fulfill the rewards (perks) for backers. Well, the good news is two-fold. Because of the way we calculated the cost of the rewards vs. the contributions, and that fact that we already have the mold of our mascot manufactured we will be able to fulfill the rewards (perks) even with less than our funding goal. Also, even if we don’t make our funding goal, we still will be able to find ways to use whatever funds we receive to get us closer to clearing our first stage of the business.

When the project launches you can either go to: or when our project goes live, you can go directly to our project page by using this shortcut:

We Got Our First Test Mold Manufactured!

We are very excited. We just got a test done of our mascot as a chocolate mold. It’s very exciting to see it go all the way from a 2d graphic, to 3d model, then to a negative chocolate mold in polycarbonate.

Below are photos of a “positive” done of the mascot in wax, and then a “negative” of the mascot in polycarbonate material:

Note: the .avi of the 3d mascot turntable is not the final design of the mascot.  We had to make a few modifications for manufacturing.  But it’s pretty close.

Wax Positive of 3d Mascot

Wax Positive of 3d Mascot

Wax Positive Of 3d Mascot

Wax Positive Of 3d Mascot

Negative Mold of 3d Mascot

Negative Mold of 3d Mascot


Our Company Name Is Now Officially Trademarked

Our trademark has been approved!  It’s official!  We now own the rights to the name: “Everything’s Made of Chocolate”.  This now means that we can now publish and print our name with legal support.  It also means we can officially used the “registered” symbol ( ® ).  This means that our company is a “registered” trademark and is legally projected.  The other symbol (™) means that the name is a unique name or phrase that I’m using in my business, however, and that’s a BIG however, it is not a registered mark, and therefore does not have the same legal protection as a “registered” mark has.

Our Non-Provisional Patent Application Has Been Filed

Almost a year to the day that we filed the provisional patent application for my new invention, we just filed the non-provisional application. The difference is that this one is for the actual patent, as opposed to just a filing date. This should take anywhere from 18 to 24 months to complete. Kind of annoying it takes that long, but we don’t have much choice. Unless our invention is something that is related to the environment, we are out of luck. Just like the trademark process, the patent application also has to go through a “publishing” phase. This phase is where the public can see the application, and if they find the invention infringes on something they have done, contest it etc.