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Kangaroo Cups: Plastic

A project in Chicago, IL by Joe Born

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The unbreakable cup, reinvented by an 11-year-old.
Backers: 1843
Average Pledge Per Backer: $34

Funded: $62,053 of $25,000
Dates: May 9th -> Jul 8th (60 days)
Project By: Joe Born
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Latest News

Less than 48 hours left!

July 6th - via:
What a crazy ride this has been! But before we pull in to the station, we have almost 2 days left to hit our next stretch goal: More color choices! The team has been hard at work finishing up the design for manufacturing and getting things set up for... (Read More)

Celebrating a Nation of Makers (and a Stretch Goal)!

June 18th - via:
Did you know that today is the first ever White House Maker Faire? The president will be celebrating “America’s students and entrepreneurs who are inventing the future by using new tools and techniques to make just about anything in local... (Read More)

11-year-old designs "unbreakable" cup

June 14th - via:
The "Kangaroo Cup" is a sturdy three-legged cup which provides extra stability to protect itself against being knocked over. (Read More)

Stretch Goals!

June 12th - via:
Survey Feedback Wow, we had an astounding 450 responses to our survey. Anyone in marketing knows that’s an almost unheard of response rate. Thank you to everyone who participated! It was incredibly useful for us to learn more about you, our... (Read More)

Stretch Goal Survey

June 10th - via:
Hi Everyone, To get some sense of what our backers would like to see as stretch goals, we've put together a very quick 3-question survey. We'd love your input! Please take a minute to fill out this survey, and once we have enough responses, we'll... (Read More)

Shipping to the UK and Canada, Stretch Goals, and Other FAQs

June 10th - via:
Shipping to Canada and the UK We’ve hit critical mass with backers in Canada and the UK. What this means is that we’ll be able to ship a large quantity of cups to Amazon’s fulfillment centers in those countries and then offer domestic shipping... (Read More)

What a week! We're funded!

June 8th - via:
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thanks to your support, we’ve hit our goal! This means that Lily’s idea for a plastic version will become a reality. We can’t thank you enough! Lily and her project got a lot of attention in the last few days.... (Read More)

The 11-YEAR-OLD girl who invented the Kangaroo cup for her grandfather with Parkinson's

June 6th - via:
An 11-year-old girl has invented an un-breakable, un-spillable cup, which she designed for her grandfather who suffers from Parkinson's disease. (Read More)

Lily is featured in Fast Company Design!

June 5th - via:
Lily featured in Fast Company! Lily is featured in Fast Company Design today! Of course, she won't know that until she gets out of school... (Read More)

A Field Trip to the Injection Molder

June 1st - via:
Last week, Lily and crew took a field trip to a local injection molder, Inpres Inc, to see some injection molding robots in action. If you are curious about how an injection molder works, we shot a quick video showing a machine molding an... (Read More)

Ceramic Cups too

May 21st - via:
imagiroo on the sidewalk Although we're now officially out of the start of the campaign, sales continue to chug along, and we've got a considerable amount of outreach left to do.  We need to average about $350/day to reach our goal, and that feel's... (Read More)

A Great Start

May 14th - via:
First of all, a big thanks to everyone that's supported the project so far, it means the world to Lily and me.  We're off to a good start, with over 20% of the funding in the first 5 days of the campaign.  Please do share the campaign on your... (Read More)

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