Dear Drink Careers 101 Friends, Colleagues, Advisory Board Members & Contributors,
We are pleased to announce that Drink Careers 101 is moving forward without Kickstarter. We’ve received massive beverage industry interest in terms of supporting and sponsoring this project, as well as major publisher interest in working with us to bring the guide to life.
You may have noticed that the Kickstarter campaign was not on track to reach its goal, and the reason for this is that beverage companies are not able to sponsor a project of this magnitude at the levels required through a crowd-funding platform. As such, we’ve shut down the Kickstarter campaign and will be facilitating beverage industry sponsorships on an individual basis, with several beverage companies already on board.
We realize that attempting a Kickstarter fundraiser for a project like this was a non-traditional approach, and something we were inspired to try because with Drink Careers 101 being so much bigger than Mutineer Magazine, we wanted to open it up for anyone to be a part of it. We’re glad we gave it a shot, and now look forward to continue to journey bringing this project to life.
THANK YOU to all of the Kickstarter contributors who pledged their support. You throwing down on our inspired plans means the world to us. THANK YOU to the Drink Careers 101 Project Advisory Board for your support thus far. We look forward to continuing to work with all of you on this, telling your stories and empowering young people to consider careers in the beverage industry. We’ve just scratched the surface on this. YES.
President, Mutineer Magazine