The WheelAir campaign has reached the end of its month on Kickstarter. And what a thrilling and testing month it has been!
We might have not obtained our £30K target. But we have gained and grown in a variety of other important ways. And fantastically, this is just the beginning of the WheelAir journey!
Winning £100K at Scottish Edge in the 3rd week of our campaign ensures that we now have the money required to start manufacture (and some left over to expand the Staels Design team!).
5 Amazing positives from our campaign!
- Ten thousand pounds worth of support!
We are proud to say that although it wasn’t quite our goal & we won’t receive the money, we did still manage to raise over £10,500 in the WheelAir campaign. In truth, most funded campaigns only aim and reach £10K – so to meet this target was a personal achievement for the team.
- A new WheelAir ® community
An amazing 95 people pledged! We would love to give you all a tight & squeezy hug in thanks. To have such a wide support network out there on the worldwide web is really fulfilling. We had people pledging from Brussels to Vancouver! We apologise that we will no longer be able to deliver the tote bag, water bottle or T-shirt… But never say never!
- Our first (and forever favourite – shhh) WheelAir Customers!
Those who purchased the WheelAir – our earliest adopters – will receive their reward! The only thing you need to do is go to our website and click on PRE-ORDER to order again (coming soon!). Those who pledged a WheelAir on Kickstarter will receive an e-mail from us with a little gift they can use at pre-order check-out. We are still aiming to send you your cooling cushion no later than November.
- Positive Feedback about the WheelAir
The community’s reaction to WheelAir has been absolutely phenomenal. Not only has nearly every disability magazine written about us, many have said how they love the product and how WheelAir could make a difference to their lives. Which is exactly why we do what we do.
- Interest Worldwide
The Kickstarter campaign has no doubt put WheelAir on the map. The amount of interest from retailers, distributors and brands has been overwhelming! We are very excited indeed about our future and cannot wait to share more (very exciting!!!) good news soon.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU
We just wanted to give a special thank you to everyone who helped us with our crowdfunding campaign:
- Kickstarter – for helping us reach such a wide audience
- Michael Kerr, Catherine Chung, Ryan MacDonald and Jay Anderson for support and featuring in our crowdfunding video
- Mallard Productions who filmed our video
- All the press that covered us
- Adam from Talent Cupboard for help with our webpage
To finish off, personally I see the campaign as a huge success. Even though we did not reach our target, the traction, press and following we gained from it has been absolutely fantastic. We have many very exciting things to share with you soon, so keep following our journey!
And again, THANK YOU!