Kickstarter Projects We Love
I’m a huge supporter of creativity and the notion that everyone deserves an opportunity to pursue their passion, especially when those passions can bring good into the world. As a passionate creative myself, I can relate to anyone who puts themselves out there and takes audacious risks on something positive they truly believe in. We’ve all been there, it’s not always the easiest thing to start from scratch and pour your time into an idea that may or may not succeed. On top of challenges you may face during the beginning of your project, it can be discouraging when you lack the proper resources to get your idea off the ground. This is why I highly admire the brand Kickstarter.
Kickstarter’s mission is to help to bring creative projects to life. They value the idea that creators should have the resources and support they need to make their ideas a reality and they’ve done an incredible job at this. Here are some staggering statistics from their site:
“Since our launch, on April 28, 2009, 11 million people have backed a project, $2.3 Billion has been pledged, and 103,611 projects have been successfully funded.”
Pretty incredible right? I thought so too. Which leads me to why I wrote this blog post. There are two Kickstarter projects out there I think you should definitely know about. These projects are specific to ideas that can help improve not only the livelihood of our pets, but also the livelihood of owners.
The Antibacterial Pet Bowl That Won’t Get Slimy
If you’re a dog owner, you’ve probably experienced that disgusting slimy layer that occurs in the bottom of your pup’s water bowl- it’s called a biofilm. Yuck! Dog water bowls are considered to be the dirtiest places in your house because of the high amounts of bacteria in your dog’s mouth! Luckily for you, the wonderful people at CuBowl figured out a way to prevent this muck by designing their own stylish copper water bowl. What’s so special about copper you ask? Well, copper contains a property called the oligodynamic effect that destroys biofilms and can prevent their formation. Such a simple yet brilliant idea indeed. There’s 20 days to go for their campaign, so go take a look at their Kickstarter page and help these germ fighters get funded!
The Pet Collar Re-Invented
It’s a crazy world out there, and sometimes our pets can be unpredictable. At some point or another your pet has gotten away from you (if not, kudos to you! Keep it up). In the US alone upwards of 10 million pets get lost every year! That’s not a fun stat. It’s a terrifying feeling not knowing the whereabouts of your furry friend, which is why we encourage you to check out KYON, the thinnest GPS pet tracker collar that looks and feels like a traditional collar. KYON works together with its user friendly mobile application that will immediately alert you if your pet is missing. Not only does KYON help you to track its location, but the collar itself displays helpful contact information on the front when your pet is found by someone else! Go to the Kickstarter page for KYON and help keep your pets by your side!