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Who are you?
Wobblrs co-founders Roberto Camacho, graphic designer and art director at Whiskey Design, and Max Hasselquist, general music teacher at the Olathe School District.
What’s your product?
Wobblrs, the first soccer-specific tailgate game, is an exciting recreational and developmental tool for all ages and abilities. Wobblrs is a high-quality solution to a game that soccer enthusiasts are currently playing in parking lots across the country, but lacks the proper equipment and structure. We are seizing the opportunity to be the first to create a product, a brand and give structure to the first soccer-specific tailgate game.
How much do you hope to raise?
What do you plan to use the funds for?
The money raised will help with costs of the molds and some of the up-front production costs.
How are you differentiating your campaign?
We are creating a brand new product for a huge market and focusing on the growth of the sport in the US. We have a patent on the design of the product. We are working with local supporter groups such as The Cauldron and American Outlaws group. Recently, a local young star, Ariana Dos Santos, agreed to help promote our product in hopes to capture the attention of young kids and their parents. She has about 200,000 followers on social media and her audience reach is worldwide. We are working closely with youth soccer clubs such as Brookside Soccer Club to implement Wobblrs in training scenarios and in the future we’d love to partner with Major League Soccer to help the growth of the game in the US.
Is there anything quirky with your campaign?
I think the unusual part would be that we are creating a brand new game that has been missing from the world of tailgating and it’s geared towards the fastest growing fans/sport in the US.
Any advice on launching a crowdfunding campaign?
Start planning early and set goals. Grow a database of people who are interested in your campaign and reach out to people in your community who have done other Kickstarter campaigns. Think 5 steps ahead so that you know what might be coming in order to be as prepared as you can.
Learn more about Wobblrs here.