Here at EyeQue, we love technology. We love the convenience that modern gadgets bring to our daily lives, and we love how social media empowers individuals to have a voice.
When it comes to validating our product, we chose a similar path. We are running a Kickstarter campaign! (Hint: early bird discounts!)
Based on our research, Kickstarter is the largest crowdfunding platform out there, and has been the “ground zero” for many VERY successful startups. Some famous examples include Pebble, the smart watch company who raised a total of $43 million dollars through 3 campaigns, and Oculus Rift, the VR company that was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion dollars in 2014.
While we are inspired by the wild success of our crowdfunding predecessors, our ultimate goal remains close to our heart: to elevate eye care for all. We are donating 3 percent of all Kickstarter proceeds to TWOBILLIONEYES, a non-profit organization based in the Netherlands, whose mission is to provide low-cost eyewear to all of those in need. If we reach our pledge goal of $25,000, the donations to TWOBILLIONEYES will provide about 250 pairs of corrective eyeglasses in Kenya. A total pledge of $50,000 would double the donation, up to 500 pairs of low cost eyeglasses. We are excited about the collaboration between our companies since we share a similar vision of the future, where refractive error can no longer impair anyone on earth.
Please support us and our cause! To sweeten the deal, we’ve included several “Early bird specials”, which means if you support our Kickstarter campaign early, you can receive up to 40% off retail price. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be the first to own the award-winning EyeQue Personal Vision Tracker!
For those of you who are new to Kickstarter: Pledge now, you will only be charged if the campaign is successful, on January 4, 2017. This is the only way to obtain a miniscope before February 2017. We will not fulfill any online orders before fulfilling Kickstarter orders.
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