Let me begin by apologizing for the lack of updates over the past couple months. As we were approaching the end of our Kickstarter campaign, it was obvious I had some tough decisions to make about the future of TREWGrip. Faced with the reality of a failed campaign, I remembered a famous quote from a fellow Ohioan named Thomas Edison.
Saturday August 24th was the most difficult day of the Kickstarter campaign for me because there was still time left, but our chances for success where quickly fading. I spent most of the day thinking about the words “Many of,” trying to decide if a failed campaign was part of the process, or an indicator of a futile effort. By the end of the day, I had given up thinking about “Many of,” and in my head removed the words from the quote. It was at that moment that I decided to keep TREWGrip moving forward…
What I realized is no one knows how close they are to success until they get there, and the only way to get there is to keep moving forward. I also realized that an essential part of success is the individual (or company) making the decision to keep moving forward, that’s why I believe Edison included those two words. I don’t know how close we are to success, but I do know we’re closer than we were when we started.
Since September, we have made tremendous progress with prototype #3, and have secured strategic and financial partnerships to help keep TREWGrip moving forward. Our focus is now on creating “bridge tooling” for low-volume manufacturing, and gearing up for the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) January 7-10 in Las Vegas.
For those of you who supported our Kickstarter campaign, or are interested in TREWGrip, we will have a limited supply of pre-production units available for sale beginning in January 2014. Please continue to follow TREWGrip, or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, for notification of availability.