or Connect
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Startup Skiing & Snowboarding brands
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Startup Skiing & Snowboarding brands

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hey Guys,

 

I’d love to get your feedback on a project I am working on in action sports. Here is a link to a landing page that fully describes the idea. http://www.reddyyeti.com/ If you like the idea, I’d be incredibly appreciative if you could subscribe and share it on social media and with friends that you feel would like it, thanks!

post #2 of 8

...being completely honest - not that enticing to me to get emails from essentially a marketing company for startup gear  for a 'chance' of winning some gear.  You've got the seed of something good - might need some evolution and tweaking and could be something really good - IMHO.

 

Best of Luck !

post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 

I appreciate the honest feedback. If you are not a huge fan of the idea, what makes you feel like we are on to something? Ideally we want to become a community of outdoor enthusiasts that want to help shape the future brands of our sports. It obviously is a long way from that but that is our end goal.  

post #4 of 8
Yes there are many start-up's out there but how many will still be around when I I want another of their items or have an issue? I'll spend a few bucks on something new if I like the item but they need to prove themselves before I spend more.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

The startups we are working with are a few years in. While that doesn't guarantee they will always be around it will help mitigate it as much as possible. How would they prove themselves to you? 

post #6 of 8

I like the idea of hyping startups. I follow new outdoor gear, and I know there's a lot of cool stuff out there from brands you never hear about. I attend Outdoor Retailer often (not there right now, but usually go to Summer, sometimes Winter) and a lot of the most interesting new gear is from brand-new exhibitors and smaller companies. Meanwhile, most magazines and blogs trip over each other covering and awarding the big brands and their modest redesigns.

 

I agree your idea needs to be tweaked or fleshed out more. It sounds like you're coming at it from a consumer level (attract consumers with giveaways to hype your startups) when you should be coming at it from a business level (organizing small startups to more effectively communicate and market across various existing verticals). 

 

Giveaways seem like they could be a component, not the whole package. Perhaps a multi-faceted Web community with articles on startup gear, forums, etc.? As was said above, I'm not going to sign up for a lifetime of spam just for the chance at winning some gear I may or may not want - even though I am interested in gear startups. I would, however, visit a site with regular feature content about startups, giveaways, discussions, etc. 

post #7 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Josh Salvo View Post

The startups we are working with are a few years in. While that doesn't guarantee they will always be around it will help mitigate it as much as possible. How would they prove themselves to you? 
That's hard to say for sure! For expensive items I guess they'd need a product I really like, increasing annual sales and be around a few years with really good reviews. I've followed a few local ski & bike builders that just disappeared about the time I felt comfortable buying from them. Glad I didn't!
post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the feedback guys. The giveaways are just the first step of the concept. As apart of the community, you would only give your email to the brands that you like and want to support. Each giveaway would be accompanied by a full write up on the startups, with gear reviews, interviews with the founders and the startups story. Based on feedback we are thinking of also adding a forum so the community can talk about these startups, their products and give feedback.

 

If you guys have any other ideas, we'd love to hear them, thanks!   

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion
EpicSki › The Barking Bear Forums › On the Snow (Skiing Forums) › General Skiing Discussion › Startup Skiing & Snowboarding brands