Thursday, June 14, 2012

Brewing up some mischief....

So Ubes and I are starting a brewery. We've talked about this for a while, but we are now in full force biz start up mode. Dude. This is not for the faint of heart. Starting a new business kinda sucks. We feel like we're totally bipolar. One minute we're like "THIS IS AWESOME!!!" And two minutes later we are all "OH MY GOD WE'RE GOING TO LOSE EVERYTHING!!!" Sigh.

But in the end, it will pay off. I know with one hundred percent of my heart, this is what we are meant to do. Getting all the money together has been the hardest part. We had a little money saved, nothing huge, but enough to get us started. We also have a couple of people who believe in us and our concept and are willing silent investors. But to bridge the gap, we have decided to use a fundraising platform called Kickstarter.

Kickstarter allows creative projects to see donations from friends, family and total strangers. You can check out our Kickstarter page here. There's a cute video of us talking about our business and how we will use the money. Please take a minute to check it out, and even more.... if you can... Please think about backing our project. We will take any amount. A $10 donation will get your name on our Wall of Mischief permanently! You will be a part of our hearts and history forever.

We only have THREE days left!! Our goal is $30,000. We have almost $10K right now, and a good friend of ours came forward and said he would give us the last $10K if we made it to $20,000. We need to make TEN THOUSAND in three days. I may be totally naive, but I know we can do this! So please help if you can.

I can't tell you enough how much we appreciate it. We've received donations from all over the world. More than half of the donations we have received are from total strangers. It's shocking. Overwhelming. Incredibly humbling and beautiful. These people are making our dreams come true. We are so thankful. We both have been moved to tears on numerous occasions. This experience has been so much more than fundraising. It has shown us what a community can do, and helped us realize what we want to do for a community.

We can't wait to make Mischief with you.

2 comments:

Marie said...

I think its time for an update. How's everything going?

Chris H said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR, I HOPE 2012 IS A GOOD ONE FOR YOU.