It still seems so far away, but we are now down to the last 10 days before we launch our project on Kickstarter. It’s been an exciting, stressful, and mind blowing time. We are at the final stages of completing our project video. it’s really looking great. We also created a couple of short “concept” videos that will be included in the project, that I hope will help demonstrate what we can do.
Additionally, our press released has been approved for distribution. It will go out to the media at large early Friday morning. Also, our project has been submitted to the Kickstarter staff, and we should hear back any day now on our approval status.
I also had the opportunity to talk with people about our project and our new business at a dog training event recently called the Jubilee and handed out some samples. We had an amazing response. At the last minute, we decided to put together a little video of the experience, and will put it on the project page as well. We also finalized our rewards, and put together a few weekly surprise rewards that we’ll announce once a week, every week the project runs. These surprise rewards will be in limited supply. So keep your ears, eyes, and email open for the announcements.
We’ve selected the start date for our Kickstarter project. We plan to launch Friday, September 27th. We will run for 30 days, and will end either on Saturday, September 26th or we may and try to stretch to end on Sunday, September 27th, just to get that extra day on the weekend.
We’re very excited as things are starting to come together. We’ve just decided on our “stretch” rewards and a few “add-ons”. We are still sorting out our weekly (limited) “surprise” awards. These awards will be announced by the end of each week of our project, and will be something that will go above and beyond what we will normally be offering as rewards. Because of the “above and beyond” part, we will only be offering a few of these, and each week will be something different.
We will also be offering some special “bonus” awards that will be totally FREE! We will be announcing those in the near future.
This is a little belated, but I want to put a shout out to our other advisory members: Eric Bram and Dariush who’s invaluable help has really gotten this business to our current “turning point” with our Kickstarter project just a few short months away. Eric’s creative writing skills and Dariush’s business and computer graphics experience have brought incredibly valuable skills and experience to us, and we are thankful for their undying support.
I am happy to announce the latest member of our advisory board. Jon Emmet is an experienced avid editor for television entertainment, and all around great guy. His enthusiasm, support and encouragement for our new venture is both inspiring and appreciated. We believe his participation on our advisory board will bring great insight and great energy and look forward to working with him.
On a separate note; he is gracious enough to help us edit our Kickstarter video.