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Our vision at Tremel is a timeless design, and we want to bring the mobility in the two wheeler sector a step further towards the future! Through selected materials and components we want create and produce a beautiful contemporary retro moped. Tremel Campaign_tremel.engineeringDonate Now
Overview Hi my name is Filipa Domingues, I'm an award winning film producer and photographer and I'm running this campaign to help fund my first ever solo exhibition This would be one of my biggest dreams come true and as a token of my gratitude I have included some epic rewards available exclusively to the supporters of my campaign as a special once-off only. These include signed, limited ed. framed prints, 4 limited-release CheckMyPlants SMEG retro fridges as the ultimate collectors’ items and more! Why I need your help Your much needed contribution will help me to raise the funds to cover the printing and framing costs to make my first ever solo exhibition possible! Having spent the last year testing out the best fine art printing and framing that most effectively showcases my work, I'll be printing on museum grade archival Hahnemühle Photo Rag. Each print will then be set in a handmade frame using raw wood and finished off with a museum grade non-reflective UV glass which creates the illusion of a real plant floating in the frame. What You Get As part of my rewards I’ll be making an epic assortment of limited edition signed, framed prints available at cost price from my exhibition as a special once off only, exclusive to the supporters of my campaign :) This will in turn help me get all my artworks up on the wall - which I’m hugely excited about. My top rewards are next level AMAZING!!! I have curated 4 limited-release CheckMyPlants Smeg FAB28 retro fridges featuring my work. These incredibly special tribute pieces are literally the only ones of their kind in the world, and will be available in South Africa exclusively through this campaign only. Created as the ultimate way to say thank you to supporters of this campaign, these collectors’ items are guaranteed to be a striking feature and talking point in any space imaginable. Read press release here. T's & Cs Apply Other Ways You Can Help If you can't contribute but want to help :) please consider sharing my campaign on you social networks :) or you can tag a friend in the comments section and you can follow me on Instagram and Facebook From the bottom of my heart, Thank youDonate Now
COLD INSTINCT is the first book released by the world renowned amphibian and reptile photographer, Matthijs Kuijpers. This publication is a photographic nature book of unparalleled quality, featuring shots of bizarre, rare and endangered reptiles and amphibians. Through Matthijs’ enigmatic photographs, you will witness the savage and breathtaking beauty of these animals. This book is an incomparable collection of some of the most peculiar species that have ever crawled or slithered on the Earth; some of which are carefully dwelling in the most hidden crevices of the Planet! From top to bottom: Giant monkey frog, Two-headed corn snake, Green Keel-bellied lizard, Plumed basilisk, Smooth helmeted iguana From top to bottom: Giant monkey frog, Two-headed corn snake, Green Keel-bellied lizard, Plumed basilisk, Smooth helmeted iguana Fierce but fragile, this book allows you to see these animals in their true form: explore the shocking diversity of the herpetofauna through more than 70 captivating portraits of cold blooded species. The COLD INSTINCT book has two foldout spreads: one featuring photographs of lizards and another one featuring four cobra portraits. The COLD INSTINCT book has two foldout spreads: one featuring photographs of lizards and another one featuring four cobra portraits THE GOAL Our vision: we want to publish an art book on nature of the highest quality, a collectable coffee table book with dramatic and captivating photography. Support us so you can release the sought after book by Matthijs. All Indiegogo pledges are introduction prices to The Cold Instinct Series, so you can be sure that you will get an exceptional deal in the funding phase. Matthijs is an award-winning photographer who has been published worldwide on National Geographic, BBC wildlife magazine, Netflix, The Guardian, Time Magazine and Discovery Channel - just to name a few. Fuelled by his childhood passion, Matthijs left school to go to Madagascar and work with reptiles and amphibians; 27 years on Matthijs has become an expert photographer in his field. He is relentless, never failing to pick up his camera despite the number of dangerous encounters he has incurred. Armoured giants, venomous toads and other crawling creatures: Matthijs owns a vast collection of reptile and amphibian photographs; and by vast... we mean really immense: he has photographed an impressive 1500 species and counting. He’s one of the few people owning such a powerful compilation of coldblooded fauna. Incredibly diverse and rarely seen: In COLD INSTINCT, Matthijs has selected his greatest shots and the most extraordinary species he came across, to showcase a comprehensive selection of his body of work. His aim is to capture the pure essence of the animals, and he does that by completely removing the environment and habitat. During this photographic project, Matthijs has a mission: he wants to counteract the common stereotypes associated with these colourful animals. He would like us to abandon the fear and negative thoughts that often surround them. What’s left is the bizarre beauty of the reptiles and amphibians, in their simplest form, no backgrounds and no distractions. Matthijs creates a close relationship with his subjects when photographing - but you will be astonished rather than fearful, and you might just find yourself feeling intrigued. Matthijs is the Dutch Crocodile Dundee. He is one of the most passionate herpers out there. He has traveled the world through mountains and deserts to capture the rarest and most endangered cold blooded specimens, from the rain forests of Cameroon to the Dragon island of Komodo. He’s been on the trail of the most venomous and poisonous reptiles on the planet. A true master of camouflage: mossy frog (Theloderma corticale) A true master of camouflage: mossy frog (Theloderma corticale) This snake charmer’s lifestyle needs special equipment, so Kuijpers has two portable studios for different situations. One is for extreme locations without electricity and one is for travelling light. The other studio is a little bigger, (still portable), equipped with studio lights and used for conservation parks. Matthijs and his wife and two daughters also care for a number of diverse animals at home and they share his passion by fully supporting him on his endeavors. From top to bottom: Collet snake, Mount Hanang chameleon, Malayan horned frog From top to bottom: Collet snake, Mount Hanang chameleon, Malayan horned frog Did you know that about 86% of species on Earth are still waiting to be found? Most of those creatures could become extinct before we get a chance to discover them. Every year, approximately 18,000 new species are discovered and classified. We believe that about 20,000 species go extinct annually. The geographic range of the coldblooded animals featured in the book The geographic range of the coldblooded animals featured in the book Amphibians might look scary at first, but they are much more vulnerable than they appear. Their survival is challenged daily by threats of climate change, pollution and poaching. Habitat loss is the greatest threat to cold species in Europe. Some reptiles and amphibians have cleverly adapted to the threatening conditions, but they are in constant need of protection. Our hope is to create awareness of just how much these little guys need our attention. We need to know how we can help protect them; but for that, we must learn more about them. The Eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris collaris).They are able to run on their hind legs and reach 25 km/h! The Eastern collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris collaris).They are able to run on their hind legs and reach 25 km/h! We wanted to give you the kind of book that we would want to buy for ourselves; that’s why we chose to print and produce it 100% in Italy. We worked side by side with our Italian supplier to test different paper and printing samples with a unique binding technique to ensure we deliver the best product possible. HERE ARE ALL THE COLD FACTS ABOUT THE BOOK Portrait Format - Dimension 300x240 mm 200 gr finest Italian paper of highest quality and brilliance 152 edge printed pages 5 color offset prints, with every text printed in silver Pantone 72 beautiful images of rare and endangered species 8 colourful index pages of the species with all the classifications 2 gatefold spreads with 4 snake and 4 lizard portraits Animal print embossed hard cover Flat-opening Swiss binding The designer & editor team at work The designer & editor team at work The COLD INSTINCT photography book is bound using a traditional Swiss method. It's a perfect binding technique, which will allow your book to lay flat when open on a table. With this sleek technique, the spine is not attached to the cover and the cloth lining is intentionally exposed. This is a high quality binding that makes our books more durable: you can flip through it as many times as you want, your book cover won't get worn-out or damaged! Original hand drawn embossed cover and custom illustrations for the COLD Instinct series Original hand drawn embossed cover and custom illustrations for the COLD Instinct series COLD Instinct is a photographic encyclopedia: you will find the description of each species featured in the book. COLD Instinct is a photographic encyclopedia: you will find the description of each species featured in the book We've got some COOL wall art for you! Have a look at this colorful series featuring Matt's photography. Choose from a wide variety of art prints and dazzle your herper friends with the vibrant colors and cute little mugs. Let's face it: these little guys know how to show their true colors. This reward comes with the Reptaholic bundle. Get your hands on one of our mesmerising posters, available in 5 different iconic images; perfect for decorating your reptile room, classroom, office or home! This reward comes with the Reptaholic bundle. 1 calendar, 12 colourful species! Our desktop calendar comes with a beautiful all-black heavy cardboard stand. Every month features a different animal from the book. These rewards include a copy of the Cold Instinct book and your art print of choice! Incredible colours and details, dramatic light effects: our high quality photographic papers will make these nature portraits come alive. You can choose from two high quality options: Museum-grade matte art paper Silver metallic matte print that produces dazzling 3d effects. The prints are available in two different sizes: Small Limited Edition Print [A3 - 297 x 420 mm - 11.7 x 16.5 in] Large Limited Edition Print [A1 - 594 x 841 mm - 23.4 x 33.1 in] Each copy is signed and numbered by Matthijs. All art prints will be shipped in a protective cardboard tube. You will receive your copy of Cold Instinct in a separate shipment.Donate Now
modius honestly kickstarted my weight reduction! It appreciably decreased my meals and wine cravings and once i do eat i find i am complete after simplest about half my regular amount of meals. I used to be amazed when i misplaced 10lbs within the first few weeks using modius and i've saved it off for over 2 months by means of continuing to use modius, consuming healthful, and reasonably exercise. Modius has additionally improved the quality of my sleep whilst i've used it inside the evenings. I am so thrilled to have discovered modius and only desire i'd discovered it sooner!Donate Now
OverviewGreat art can change your world. This is why we've created Canvia: the world's most realistic interactive art display. Canvia offers an authentic viewing experience with an unprecedented level of freedom. Smart tech dynamically adapts images to appear like real paintings and prints under any visual conditions, and easy control via app, web or voice-enabled devices empowers you to find art in our expansive library to suit changing tastes or decor, keep you inspired and enliven your surroundings.Canvia offers lovers of art and design an authentic and harmonious viewing experience with an unprecedented level of freedom to change and explore. Controlled via an intuitive app, web account or voice-enabled devices such as Amazon Alexa, Canvia makes it easy to find art to suit changing tastes, keep you inspired and enliven your surroundings.Just as Spotify has revolutionized the accessibility, exploration and experience of recorded music, and services like Netflix have done the same for vast archives of film and TV, we want Canvia to revolutionize the accessibility and experience of art. In order to achieve this though, we realized it wasn't only a question of content - we also needed to create a device and platform that: looks and feels like authentic physical art (i.e. a painting or print), conserving realistic details such as color, texture and brushstrokesaugments the experience of art with key information and helpful guidance, avoiding any of the intimidating bars to entry of the art world, auctions and gallery systemand is connected, interactive, sharable as an experience and - most importantly - flexible for people's changing needs and spaces.Canvia is driven by Palacio’s proprietary (patent-pending) ArtSense technology that simulates the behavior of a physical painting or high quality print on a digital screen, whatever the environment.Built-in sensors read ambient visual conditions and this data is used to actively adapt the displayed image. The light-emitting screen therefore appears solely light-reflective, as with physical art, and ensures all images retain a realistic painting or print-like quality (conserving details like texture, color and individual brushstrokes) under any conditions.ArtSense also enables art selections that better suit an environment and context. In this way, Canvia offers a more realistic and harmonious art viewing experience than any computer monitor or TV; so real, in fact, that it’s difficult to tell the difference between Canvia and physical art. The Art LibraryCanvia is linked to a huge online library that includes artworks from all genres, eras, cultures and media (including photography), offering choices to suit any mood, occasion, context and décor.Need something relaxing for a late-night study session? You can schedule one of Monet's calming waterlily paintings. Friends over for the big game? Go for a George Bellows from one of our 'Sports' themed playlists. Throwing a house party? We've got an explosive Kandinsky or energetic Degas cabaret scene for that.Donate Now
OverviewePluribus is a civic network that gives you a streamlined, impact full way to contact the people who represent you. It also helps lawmakers process and understand the messages they receive, and provides media with data to hold your representatives accountable to what you believe.We're brothers and students at Stanford University. We founded ePluribus to better connect people and their government. ePluribus bridges the worlds of Silicon Valley and Capitol Hill to help you be heard. Living in Silicon Valley, we know firsthand how transformative technology has been in the private sector. But most people in technology aren't thinking enough about politics and government. We started ePluribus to do what we can to make the political system work better, for everyone."ePluribus" is a play on the "e-" commonly used to abbreviate "electronic," as in e-Mail or e-Commerce. "ePluribus" is also inspired by the unofficial motto of the United States "e pluribus unum", which is Latin for "out of many, one". You may not realize it, but this motto is all around you! Take out a one dollar bill and look at the back side.We're brothers and students at Stanford University building an online platform to help you be heard.We're working with a team of world-class developers and advisors to equip democracy with 21st-century tools.ePluribus lets you turn tweets and Facebook posts into official messages to your representatives. It also provides a contact form that any website can embed to let its users talk to their representatives.ePluribus users complete a one-time registration process that verifies their identity. This ensures that unique identity will be the new standard for civic communication, which is crucial for helping real people like you be heard.We give representatives aggregate, non-personally identifiable data to help them process your messages. We also give some of the data to media so that they can hold your representatives accountable.We need your help! We're raising money to make ePluribus a reality and would so appreciate your help. We'd also love it if you'd help spread the word!What We're BuildingWe've spent over a year working on ePluribus to deeply understand how representatives process and understand constituent messages and how we can help them do it better. We're now extremely well equipped to do so.ePluribus has four main components:social media integrationembeddable widgetwebsitedata dashboardOur social media integration helps you break that bubble! It lets you post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter and simultaneously send an official message to your representatives. It lets you tell your friends and your representatives what you think about political issues at the same time. You simply choose a representative from a dropdown menu, and ePluribus takes the text of your post or tweet and sends it as an official message to that representative. Check out the animation below to see how it works.The embeddable widget is a web form that any website can use to let its users send messages to their representatives. Representatives themselves can use the widget, as can news publications, blogs, government agencies, and many others. Check out the animations below for an example of how this could be used on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's website. Notice how much easier it is to use than his current contact form!The website will allow you to send messages to multiple representatives at the same time. It will also let you see the messages you've sent, control which personal data is attached to your messages, and change your account settings. The website will be mobile-friendly and accessible on any device -- whether a desktop computer in a public library or the latest iteration of the iPhone.Mobile-Friendly Website Data DashboardThe data dashboard is what representatives and their staff will be able to access. They'll get messages on one side and aggregate data about those messages and the people who sent them on the other side. Because ePluribus ensures unique identity and verifies personal information (see the sections below), representatives will know with certainty for the first time ever who's contacting them and what they're saying.Data DashboardThese four components (the social media integration, embeddable widget, website, and dashboard) make ePluribus the world's first civic network.Donate Now
At Northwest Rafting Company we bring groups of travelers to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Here, we explore a culturally diverse country high in the Himalayas and visit famous Dzongs, monasteries, and watch as western culture blends with the long standing traditions of Bhutan.In years past we have tried to raise money to bring our friends Thinley and Chencho to the USA for a kayaking adventure. We thought it would be fun to bring them here and show them new rivers, meet new people, and continue honing their kayaking skills. After hosting an International Rafting Federation course in spring 2019 we have decided to host another course. We figured this would be an excellent opportunity to get Thinley and Chencho to the USA for not only white water paddling, but also some top notch training. The larger goal is for them to become International Rafting Federation Instructors so they can train their fellow Bhutanese guides. Being a country with a Gross National Happiness, the Bhutanese strive to make those around them happy so they can be happy. Our guides generously show us this attitude and shared their culture. We want to return the hospitality. This page is dedicated to Thinley and Chencho, two of Bhutans finest river guides and kayakers.With over 10 + years of paddling and guiding rivers throughout Bhutan they seldom have the opportunity to leave their country. The goal of this fundraiser is to raise money to bring Thinley and Chencho to Oregon for an International Rafting Federation Tip Leader and Guide course. ter watching the short video, we hope… 1. You will be envious and want to go to Bhutan. 2. You won’t be able to avoid the contagious smiles of Chencho and Thinley. 3. Hopefully feel generous and willing to share your wealth by kicking in a few bucks.What We NeedWe are asking for 4,000 dollars. This will pay for visas, flights to and from Bhutan, International Rafting Federation Trip Leader and Guide training, and accommodations while in Oregon.The ImpactNot everyone can afford the time or money to adventure across the world for new experiences. Helping these two professional river guides get training through The International Rafting Federation will help will greatly benefit the river community in Bhutan.ChallengesThis project has lots of paperwork and hoops to jump through. Visa paperwork, flights, and other travel logistics are just some of the struggle. But a strong backing from friends, family, and outfitters can help raise the funds help better these two guides career's. Other Ways You Can HelpMaybe you have a bunch of frequent flyer miles you aren't sure what to do with. Excellent, you can donate them to help with airfare. It would be excellent if you could help spread the word about our project on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and any other social media you use. It would also be great if you could share with your friends and family that aren't connected via social media. Any and every little bit helps.Donate Now
OverviewRepresentation is Key! In a world where the drowning rates are 64% for African Americans, 45% for Hispanics and 40% for Caucasians, it is time to promote water safety and learning to swim in a more innovative way. Splash and Friends are 3d animated characters that will help our children inhale confidence and exhale fear. These Aquatic Superheroes are here to make Swimming fun and Safe!About UsCoach André Morton is owner of Rhythm and Stroke LLC, an Aquatics organization focusing on water safety, swim survival, stroke refinement and aquatic exercise. He has been an Aquatics Instructor for over ten years. who has exploded the fitness scene with his water classes. Coach André swam competitively for several years. Now he shares his experience and expertise with others. Teaching everyone from fearful newcomers to the water in his Free ‘Do it Afraid Program’, to more advanced swimmers who have a desire to enhance their swim skills. Teaching infants, seasoned seniors, Navy recruits and certifying aspiring and current lifeguards. Coach André is WSI and LGI certified and holds a Master's degree from Bowling Green State University. He and his Queen, Kimberly, work together to push their Swim Like Me initiative. It is their mission to help others inhale confidence & exhale fear in the water, especially in the African-American and Hispanic communities where the drowning rates are the highest.With your help, our 3D animated characters, Splash and Friends, will educate children and adults of all ages and cultures on the importance of water safety and learning to swim. What We Need We are raising $25,000.00 to create 5 animated episodes of Splash and Friends. Each episode will cover the myths and facts of swimming and water safety.For your donation, you will receive unique Rhythm and Stroke gear such as our state of the art Swim Cap.Once we reach our entire goal, funds will go to the production of the characters and the animated episodes so children and adults alike can have a new perspective of swimming and eliminate negative myths of swimmingThe ImpactWe have successfully done our part decreasing the high drowning rates by training over 600 people annually on water safety and learning to swim. This animation will help us reach the masses with 'educ-tainment', while entertaining we will also educate children and adults on water safety. We are promoting this project because we feel:Representation is important. In order to change the negative stereotypes among all races that Blacks and Hispanics can't swim, representation of these same cultures swimming is encouraging and empowering. Everyone loves to go to the water, Pool, ocean or cruises, but 87% of these same people cannot swim. The animation is a fun way to get people to Splash Safely. Education will help decrease the high drowning rates. Risks & ChallengesOnce the project is complete, we will have to promote it to production companies to get it into syndication, The challenge of others seeing value in the importance of children and adults learning to swim and practicing proper water safety techniques is something we have faced for years and continue to face in and outside of our communities. We also have the challenge of renting other facilities to hold our classes. Our Solutions: We are working diligently on purchasing our own facility We have begun and will continue to build relationships with individuals and companies that understand the importance of decreasing drowning rates who will take an interest in our mission. Other Ways You Can HelpWord of mouth is priceless. No Financial Contribution is too small, but we understand if you can't contribute at this time. So, How Can you help? Help us get the word out by helping us make some noise! Share our campaign from Indiegogo on Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, Instagram and YouTubeShare our campaign in Email BlastsShare our campaign in text messages and phone callsSHARE OUR CAMPAIGN!Donate Now
Our projectWe are a Canadian drone reforestation company that modifies drones to fire rapidly germinating tree seeds into the soil. We merge technology, software and ecological science to surpass traditional tree-planting efforts and rapidly accelerate global reforestation efforts. Help us with our ambitious goal of planting 1 billion trees by 2028.We need your help!We’ve now got a proof of concept and we’re aiming big! For every dollar you pledge, we pledge a tree. Make an Impact by Supporting Us! By supporting our project, you’re providing the crucial funds needed to take this to a truly global scale and reach our goal of 1 billion trees planted by 2028! From Canada’s boreal forests to the tropics of Sumatra, we want to make an impact and rebuild degraded ecosystems on every corner of the earth. Forests don’t just pull CO2 from the atmosphere. They provide homes and food for millions of species, from insects to elephants, they bring more rainfall and capture the rain, cooling the air and stabilizing the climate. They are the livelihoods and source of income for all the communities living off the forests.For every dollar that you pledge, we pledge a tree!Interested in offsetting your carbon emissions? The average North American person has an annual carbon footprint of 20 metric tons. Offset this by planting 275 trees! Or calculate your or your family's carbon footprint on our calculator:https://flashforest.ca/contributeThe average North American household emits 61 tons per year. Offset your family’s emissions by planting 650 trees! Be sure to follow us on social media! Our core valuesImpact: We started flash forest with the goal of offsetting carbon emissions enough to have a significant and measurable impact on climate change within the next decade.Inclusivity: We want everyone to have a way of personally contributing to a large-scale environmental solution through an organization they can trust.Quality: We work closely with botanists and forestry experts, and use multispectral mapping UAV technology to select ideal planting sites and provide valuable follow up data on ecosystem health.Cooperation: We are committed to partnering with local groups, agencies, scientists, and individuals of all types to share knowledge and resources for best reforestation solutions.FAQ:How do guarantee your trees will grow?Before we plant our pods, we pre-germinate the seeds inside using our own “secret sauce”. This ensures that the seeds have already sprouted before they’re even in the ground and that they have a strong rooting system when they grow. Not only that, but after we plant them we follow up with our spraying drone to remove competition and provide nitrogen and other nutrients for the best chance of success. We continuously monitor our seedlings with the mapping drone to make sure they’re healthy.How do you plant the trees?We plant our seed pods, using a heavy-lift drone that’s been customized with a pneumatic firing device to insert the pods into the soil at the appropriate depth.Tree planting companies use seedlings. Why would they use seed pods instead of seedlings if it takes longer to grow?Planting pods has several advantages over seedlings.1) Drones allow us to plant pods 10X faster per drone than seedlings can be planted.2) Our seed pods contain 3 pre-germinated tree seeds, mycorrhiza, nutrients and other supportive species for the area.3) Pods are much less energy/ water intensive to produce and have a lower environmental impact.4) Pods can be created in mass within a month, whereas seedlings take 1 to 2 years of intensive care in a nursery before they can be planted. This allows us to plant rapidly and at 20% the cost of a seedling.Are you qualified?Yes. Three of our core members have backgrounds in science and engineering. Additionally, we’re working closely with scientists with PhD's in botany, seed genetics, and forestry specialists on every job. We are fully certified and licensed for UAV operation in Canada.What tree species do you plant?This year we planted eight deciduous and coniferous species local to Southern Ontario. We can easily fill our pods with seeds of virtually any tree species (except for acorns and a few of the larger exceptions). If interested, we can also plant any flora that’s appropriate for an ecosystem in it’s successional period. In your video you talk about planting for full eco-system recovery, how are you doing this?We know that planting a single tree species will not restore an ecosystem to its natural state nor will it guarantee a healthy forest. That’s why we develop pods that capture the relevant tree seeds, mycorrhiza, nutrients, and soil properties for the target area. Seeds from local sources are usually the best adapted to the target ecosystem but even that isn’t always the case. Climate change has rapidly changed ecosystems and sometimes seeds from lower latitudes are actually more likely to survive in warming climates. We are building a team of experts in restoration ecology to ensure that science underpins all of our efforts and captures nature’s nuances.Do you work with companies that are interested in planting only one or two types of trees?While our focus is on full-eco system recovery, we can work with others, including oil and timber companies, who prioritize a select few tree species. However, we will always push to ensure our seedlings have the best chance of success and will disclose what the ecosystem's needs are to ensure this.Where do you operate?So far we’ve planted in southern Ontario. However, we are in talks for potential work in Alberta and Brazil (Atlantic Forest). Our sights are set internationally and we are actively working to scale this globally.Risks and challengesReforestation is an extremely nuanced field and in order for us to bring this technology across international borders we need funding..and we need it quick. We have an immediate need to purchase equipment that will allow us to produce millions of seed pods. Additionally, we require access to the best experts available in botany, ecology, seed genetics, engineering and automation. We have overcome every challenge we have faced up until this stage and we know what is needed next. By sponsoring our company, you help us take our technology to the Pacific Forests of Canada, the Amazon Rainforests of Brazil and, ultimately, the globe.Donate Now
Bring A Great Chase To Your City! The video you just watched is only a small portion of the fun and excitement that is known as A Great Chase - and we want to bring it to your city so you can experience it too! A Great Chase is an adventurous and fun activity that challenges teams to solve clues and compete to finish the race first. It was started in Las Vegas in 2012 by my husband and I because we wanted to be on An Amazing Race (the TV show) and thought, "Since we can't participate, lets create a local version and other people might want to particpate as well". Boy were we right! We have had a tremendous turnout since we launched and we have expanded to San Diego. We even do special charity events in one-off cities. What we hear at every event from the Chasers is, "BRING A GREAT CHASE TO OUR CITY!" We think it's time the rest of the USA and even a few other countries get to experience all of the fun A Great Chase offers - and that is where you come in! What It Will Take: Expanding is expensive and A Great Chase is more of a fun activity than a big business right now. So we need $23,000 to bring A Great Chase to 10 cities. This money is $3,000 in legal fees and then $2,000 per city for: Finding staff, setting up the course, finding people/businesses to partner with and launching the event. Our ultimate goal is 25 US cities and 10 international destinations for vacationers. (It even sounds super fun as I type that out : ) A full list of cities is available on our website at www.agreatchase.com (Click on FRANCHISE tab) but here are a few we are targeting: Miami - New York - Washington D.C. - Los Angeles - Phoenix - Dallas Houston - Atlanta - Philadelphia - Chicago - New Orleans and more.... If we don't reach the full $23,000, it means A Great Chase will be in less cities. If we exceed the $23,000 it means A Great Chase will be in more cities! Our goal is to make A Great Chase a permanent attraction in each of these cities and not a one time event. Your contribution can not only bring A Great Chase to your city as a permanent activity but your contribution can register you for A Great Chase in a city near you! So don't miss out on all the fun. (Or you can give it to someone as a gift - they will love you for it : ) This isn't an idea ....IT'S REALITY! People love doing A Great Chase and give tons of feedback on our Facebook page. Making A Difference A Great Chase is a fun activity and I don't want to act like we are "saving the world" BUT it has had a much bigger impact than my husband and I originally envisioned. First, it has allowed all of the Chasers at each event to interact and meet new friends. That may not sound like much but in a world of Social Media, TV and Video games...regular interaction and socialization with real human beings is often missing. This event has allowed father/son teams to bond, husband/wife teams to get closer and co-workers to build relationships. In addition we have been able to donate 25 entries to the Ronald McDonald House in Las Vegas to support their charity!! We have also partnered with Hui O'wanie in Hawaii to raise $2,000 for the charity in a January Hawaii based Great Chase!! We didn't realize when we started that charities would be so interested in partnering with A Great Chase to raise money but we are more than happy to provide a fun way to raise money for a great cause. Other Ways You Can Help If you aren't able to contribute because money is tight believe us when we say, "We understand". But if you still like A Great Chase, you can help us by: 1.) Telling people to support our campaign 2.) You can let us know that you want A Great Chase to come to your city by visiting the website and sending us an email. 3.) You can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Every bit helps and we appreciate all of your support!!! We hope to see you in your city soon - for A Great Chase!Donate Now
Hello, my name is David Patrick, for years I had a longing to travel the world. Not just on my own, but to share it with others who have the same passion as I do to see new places, cultures and people. Starting in 1998, I have been involved in the tourism industry in a multitude of capacities. I spent 6 seasons in Breckenridge, CO working for Vail Resorts. In March of 2005, I joined the Trek America team leading tours and driving for 4 years from Mexico to the Arctic Ocean, Los Angeles to New York City. After a brief hiatus in graduate school and teaching chemistry, I returned to the road working for Dragoman in the Middle East along with Eastern/Southern Africa and South America. I love what I do and the initial focus of Infinite Adventures is to highlight the amazing beauty and adventures available in the wilds of Alaska. Over time, the hope is to grow the adventures offered on down through Western Canada and the lower-48. I want to be your expert on all things North America! The reason for my campaign is to be assisted in developing in an overland vehicle. I would love to build a vehicle from scratch but this would cost close to $150,000. Way too much for a startup to invest and expect to grow and become profitable within it's first few years. So, I've decided on the next best option; which is to take an old bus and refurbish it to my specifications where we will have a backlocker (luggage storage), 20 seats, 2 tables, a refrigerator, overhead lockers, exterior storage compartments, and a roof rack with viewing platform along with other vital amenities. This type of vehicle is commonly being used in tours throughout the world, except here in North America. If I can develop the first of its kind here, I believe that Infinite Adventures will see remarkable growth within it's formitive years. I believe that this undertaking is the next step in the tourism industry here in the states. With gas/diesel prices continuing to rise, the need for travelers to utilize these types of small group adventure tours will continue to grow. Your contributions to my small business will be a great spring board in being ready to get the wheels rolling May 2013. Infinite Adventures is looking to raise $15,000 towards the initial purchase of our overland vehicle. With the experience gained leading tours in the Middle East, Africa, South and North America, we know what sights and experiences our clients are looking forward to, as well as the ones that haven't even crossed their minds. Part of the experience is this overland vehicle which becomes more like a home to them. Compared to the competition who utilizes 15 passenger vans, this vehicle gives you the space to stretch your legs, walk around while moving, play cards or write your journal, and when you see that amazing photo, you don't have to clamor over your neighbor to get it. Even if our goal isn't met, the funds you donate will go directly to either the vehicle's purchase or the refurbishing project. Please help me achieve my dream to show the world how amazing North America is with its' nature, geology, and culture. Don't worry if you can't donate, just do me a favor and pass it along to your friends and family. Not only can you help me financially, but you can be a huge asset in spreading the word about my company and what we provide.Donate Now
Short Summary My name is Harry Gorman and I run a small independent Barber Shop in the Uptown Area of Saint John, NB. For just over a year I've been operating my barbershop with three chairs while attempting to finish renovations in the rear area of the shop in order to better serve the citizens of Saint John. After spending many years working in trades and living out west, I decided a few years ago to return to Saint John and take part in the revitalization of the Uptown core. I took over a lease in an empty space on Princess st. and have been renovating since, mostly myself. We've been able to set up a warm and cozy space with three barber chairs, but almost half of our total space is still in the throes of renovation. I'm proud to be in Saint John and am looking forward to being able to provide a better guest experience by having more barber chairs, as well as some beverages and a lounge area! What We Need & What You Get We are looking to fundraise from our community in order to finish our renovations. I'm doing the work myself, but the materials and furniture needed to finish the job are very expensive. We're hoping to raise enough to cover costs, but regardless of where we land every penny will go towards renovations. We're looking to expand the space of our barbershop into the back area in order to host more guests, and to provide a better experience while you're here, with things to watch, read and drink and a comfortable area to chill before or after your cut The Impact Our block on Princess st. is slowly coming up over the last few years, going from being almost completely empty to housing new businesses like Catapult coffee or our new neighbours Ethel & Mary's. We're looking to further build this block to the point where the Uptown shopping district can expand further and provide a better general business area in the Uptown not only for all of our great visitors during tourist season, but for people living in our community. We would like to become a cool and relaxed place to hang out and get a haircut, have a beer, and catch up on the talk of the town, in that classic Barber Shop way! We're excited about some of the perks we've come up with for this campaign. One very convenient option is to buy a punch card for haircuts, that way you don't have to worry about it for months to come, just pop in with your card and get yourself right! The funds from this campaign will go directly into the development of our space in the following ways: 1: Finish renovations in rear of the shop and install bar. 2: New flooring in the rear are of the shop as well as pine trim. 3: Carpenter fees to build new barber station. 4: Additional lighting in the ceiling of the new bar space. 5: New heaters in the rear area. 6: Painting. 7: Seating for lounge area in the bar and television. 8: New sign for the storefront. 9: Licensing fee for bar. As you can see there's lots to be done! We've worked very hard so far doing much of the renovations ourselves to get to where we are now, so if you're interested in helping you could get us to the finish line of our renovations and help to finish revitalizing a little piece of uptown Saint John. Risks & Challenges At this point we are in operation and happily serving our customer base, but in order to get to a place where we can become profitable enough to sustain and build a solid business that will last for years to come we need to expand our space and especially put more barber stations in, which is very expensive. If we aren't able to reach our goal we will still get where we need to go, but it will take considerably longer and put more of a strain on the business as a whole. Other Ways You Can Help Not everyone can help financially, but I can't overstate how helpful it is to us to share our campaign on social media, and to point people towards our campaign in any way. We're right here on Princess st. if you'd like to pop by for a visit and ask us for more details about our plans for the space, we'd love to show you!Donate Now
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