Imagine a fly-free word: no nuisance at the restaurant, no irritation at home and no sanitary threat in the hospital.
I know you already like this imaginary world: Dennis and Joylyn Darnell had the same feeling, so they made it reality.
With engineering and business backgrounds, they found the perfect way to create a most-needed device: A simple and efficient trap for flies, that uses no chemicals, but simply their natural attraction towards smell.
Never having to worry about flies landing on my food is such a great relief! Thanks @GarbageFlyTrap for being so awesome!
Essential Learning Lesson From These Makers:
01:47 – The widespread problem that inspired this solution
04:59 – What’s unique about the Garbage Can Fly Trap
07:44 – The wide applications of the trap
11:25 – Training for the first crowdfunding campaign
13:32 – Manufacturing: other locations besides China
15:30 – How Dennis and Joylyn chose their project goal
17:02 – Complementary backgrounds that brought value to the campaign
18:02 – How Joylyn encouraged Dennis to polish his idea
20:25 – Where to search for patents
20:54 – Finding and working with a patent attorney – why is it worth the extra money in the end
23:38 – Selling the product beyond the campaign
27:06 – Contacting a big company: why sending and email doesn’t work anymore nowadays
30:06 – Where to pre-order the Trap
30:55 – Additional tools: Working with Indiegogo
33:32 – Joylyn shares an inspirational thought
Crowdfunding campaign: THE GARBAGE CAN FLY TRAP on Kickstarter