About two years ago Edinburgh Reviews wrote about the plucky Union of Genius using Kickstarter to fund a move.
They’re at it again. The kitchen they couldn’t outgrow –they’ve outgrown. I might be a bit skeptical about using Kickstarter in this way but the UoG supply their soups to charity and build community.
As the video pitch explains they’ve just a short while to pay the landlord and expand into the unit, now empty, beside them.
The Union are looking to raise £10,000 on Kickstarter. At the time of writing they’ve surged past £3,000 from over 40 backers. Time is short; they’ve only 18 days left. This can happen but people need to chip in.
What do you get for chipping in? £10 gets you a soupon – that’s a PDF coupon that’ll be good for a large soup before the end of 2016, £15 gets you a recipe collection, jump up to £40 and you start to take home t-shirts, bags plus the soup and there are higher pledges for those who really want to back the cause. In fact, you can go up to £2,000 and be Soup Khaleesi!
If you’ve not yet watched the pitch video, you should.