One Week on Kickstarter!

Today marks one week that Linkitz has officially been live on Kickstarter, and what a week it has been!

The Linkitz story has already resonated with 260 backers around the globe who have helped us raise over $38,000 - 40% of our total goal - to inspire the next generation of female tech titans. It has been wonderful to hear your stories, too, and how many of you wish you had a toy like Linkitz growing up, and want to see girls be part of making the future.  

In case you missed them, we’ve recapped important media coverage from throughout the week!

  1. Yesterday was a big media day for Linkitz. We were covered in Fast Company, TechRepublic and Global News. A big thanks to Michael Grothaus, Lyndsey Gilpin and Nicole Bogart for their support!

  2. Co-founder Dr. Lyssa Neel was dubbed a top Mom in STEM by John Hayden from We Are Wearables.

  3. We were named a top Kickstarter campaign by Atmel Corporation and GeekDad, as well as one of the best wearable Kickstarters by WAREABLE.

  4. Betakit featured us in their Wearable Weekly section.

  5. Linkitz was named to the Watch List by Lisa Johnston from TWICE Magazine. The Watch List is an ongoing series that covers start-ups and crowdfunding.  

  6. And Amandah Wood from Ways We Work got the ball rolling just before we launched on Kickstarter. Dr. Neel tells her about the rewards and challenges of running a startup and the tools she uses to stay productive. Thanks, Amandah!

We also had a fantastic launch event at the We Are Wearables Toronto meetup. Here are some pictures! A big thanks to Tom Emrich and the We Are Wearables team for an amazing evening!

We still have work to do to raise our total goal of $95,000, but we know that with your continued support, Linkitz will be brought to life! Thank you for all the great feedback on Twitter and Facebook (keep it coming!) and for continuing to spread the word about Linkitz!

You can find us on Twitter and Instagram @LinkitzToys, and on Facebook, and we’ll be at the Bay Area Maker Faire this weekend. Come say hi!

24 days to go!