Editor’s note: Startland News is continuing its “Fund Me, KC” feature to highlight area entrepreneurial efforts to accelerate businesses or projects. If you or your startup is running a crowdfunding campaign, let us know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Today’s featured campaign is from Wag-N-Bag, a product created by brothers Brad and Tyler Hull.
Your name and title?
Brad Hull, co-founder. (I handle marketing from Kansas City, while my brother, Tyler, designed and prototyped the product in Austin, Texas.)
What’s the name of your company and what does it do?
Wag-N-Bag — Dual Action Cornhole Wagon. Load your gear up, roll to your destination, then convert into everybody’s favorite lawn game.
It’s essentially a wagon on steroids. Besides being the toughest and most rugged wagon on the planet, it converts into the yard game Bags or Cornhole. There is nothing like it out there.
Why are you launching this campaign?
We think people need and want a better way to experience the outdoors. It can be a headache carrying all your tailgating gear long distances, and who doesn’t love Cornhole?
Our product is perfect for anybody who enjoys camping, the beach, picnics, or BBQs.
How much money do you hope to raise with your campaign?
What do you plan to use the funds for?
Our manufacturer is ready for our first production run. The funding will go straight to producing wagons and marketing to raise awareness.
Is there anything quirky you’re trying with your campaign?
The idea hit us while tailgating at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City. We saw a lot of people struggling to carry their coolers, chairs, grills, etc. We also noticed almost everybody was playing Bags or Cornhole. So we thought … “Why not combine the two?”
It’s has taken my brother and I four years to perfect the design and lock down manufacturing and logistics.
There is nothing like Wag-N-Bag out there. If you want to stand out from the crowd at any event, Wag-N-Bag has your back!
Brad Hull recently presented Wag-N-Bag at 1 Million Cups in Kansas City. Check out his pitch below.