In Status Update

DailyCandy & NYC

Monday, October 17th, 2011

 (Me on 3 cups of coffee by 11am….. I crashed at 4pm* FYI.) Coulter and I attend the DailyCandy Start Small Go Big mentorship last week. It was kind of ridiculous. The day was packed and each event was incredible to say the least.

Our Common Pitch

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

A few weeks ago, while we were high off our Kickstarter progress, we decided to take a chance and submit our “project” to a competition called The COMMON Pitch.

Packing Popcorn

Monday, August 15th, 2011

We started packing boxes three days ago. I have to say it feels pretty incredible to see all those boxes and all that popcorn. We stared in amazement for about 20 seconds and then started packing. It wasn’t pretty at first. It sounded pretty simply beforehand, but, actually, it takes a number of steps to get to a packed box. After a good bit of trial and error we got a good system down.

One More Kickstarter Day

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

It’s been 29 days. That doesn’t seem possible, but it has. Now there are only 24 hours left until we get off this euphoric wave called Kickstarter.

Pallets of Popcorn

Monday, August 8th, 2011

We received our first big shipment a few days ago. All throughout the last year we have eagerly met the UPS/USPS guy at the door. Usually we were getting a new ingredient, or maybe a package sample. This is different. This shipment is 12,000 filled Pure-Pop bags. That’s two pallets worth. It all weighs more than a ton!  

I Passed!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

( Coulter is obsessed with fireworks, he took the above photo a few years ago when we were in MT.)   I PASSED the test!

Tuesday’s Test

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I have been studying for two weeks and all day today for my ServeSafe Food Managerial test I am taking tomorrow morning at 10am. This is the one I need to pass in order to box our popcorn. If you mess this up it’s going to delay everything. (You might have noticed a coffee theme to the images I choose for these update posts. I need all the energy I can get. This one is from the Speedwell Coffee stand at the SoWa Market. So good.)

Confidence & Momentum

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The night we posted Quinn Popcorn on Kickstarter Kristy and I each went to bed with a lump in our throat. I remember saying, “What did we just do? What if no one pledges?” Kristy just shook her head in acknowledgement. We were terrified.

A Long Painful Outtake

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

So it turns out that getting in front of a video camera is difficult, really difficult. We had to do it for the Kickstarter video, but it wasn’t pretty. I know, I know this video is waaaaay too long, but there wasn’t any other way to really show the true severity of our inability. I have roughly 3 more hours of the exact same thing in different locations.

Hot Off the Press

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

  I spent this morning at our box manufacturer in Connecticut. They gave me the full tour, which, for a geek like me, was incredible to see. Moving from one warehouse sized room to another we checked out each step of the process; from making the dies to packing up the boxes and everything in between.

First Bags in Hand

Friday, June 10th, 2011

A few of our first bags arrived yesterday via UPS overnight.  Really this shouldn’t be a big deal.  I mean, we printed tons of mock-ups, we have been using the prototype bags for months.  Somehow, however, it is a big deal.

Status Update – Production Craziness

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

The final days of putting this all together means total chaos over here.  Okay, total chose might me a little strong, but there are a lot of moving parts and lining everything up has been a real challenge.  Here are a few fires that I have be putting out in the last week:

Logistical Fun

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Well, we knew things were going to come up closer to our deadline, but I kinda hoped that they would not make an appearance.  Wishful thinking on my part! It’s all part of the process.

Status Update – 6 Weeks!?

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Coulter took the above photo on a trip to Munich. It looks like a vacation. Toasted bread with Brie and a shot of espresso?!  I am lucky if I get to lick Quinn’s leftover bowl of oatmeal and butternut squash in the morning…

Speed Bumps

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Remember when we said that we were cruising along at high-speed… well, we have run into a few roadblocks that we are currently trying to maneuver around.  

Coffee Break?

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

If you ask me to stop for one second, even to breath, I will tell you that you’re out of your bloody mind… It will ALL come crashing down!  

Papers Papers Everywhere

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Completed paperwork is pretty satisfying. It means that we are that much closer to getting Quinn Popcorn on the shelves.

A Fun Status Update

Monday, March 14th, 2011

We have started friends and family flavor testing. We have a ton of bags and pouches to fill and then a ton of people to ship to, but we are getting there!