Hand Sanitizer, Startups and Still Waiting for $120,000 from Amazon

Over the three-month period, the business was involved in producing over 1.2M bottles of hand sanitizer… with $500,000 donated as of the end of August, split between five charities: Fathers Uplift Inc.; Y2Y Network; Fresno Barrios Unidos; My Stuff Bags Foundation; and Urban Revival Inc.

Things I’m thinking about in July 2020

1. Sandymount Draft You might remember seeing a video last year of Sandymount’s draft dispense technology, allowing beer or non-alcoholic beer to be dispensed at a bar from a tiny keg of concentrate, by adding CO2 and filtered water. Over the last months the Sandymount team has been working hard to develop a user interfaceContinue reading “Things I’m thinking about in July 2020”

A brief story about selling hand sanitizer online.

When the COVID-19 Response team (Anton, Ad, Dana, Gina, John, Barry) got together, one of the issues in getting hand sanitizer production started was finding the money to pay for all of the ingredients and bottles upfront. Thanks to a distribution partner we were able to get funds to kick production off. Selling online wasContinue reading “A brief story about selling hand sanitizer online.”

Your ideas for making a lot of simple fabric masks

By now, many of us are wearing masks when outdoors. I’ve found it tricky to get a comfortable fabric mask, and I’ve been lucky that my housemate’s girlfriend made me one. It was much appreciated. Some thoughts: Not everyone’s head/face is the same size. I imagine it’s tricky finding smaller masks to fit kids. WearingContinue reading “Your ideas for making a lot of simple fabric masks”