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Invest in Baby Vend

Changing the way families travel by providing the supplies they need on the go🍼

Highlights

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Established business with diverse locations doing an average of 771 transactions per month 📈.
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🏆 An award-winning founder with extensive business development and management experience.
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A socially conscience company with a mission to make money and give back to those in need
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🌱 The opportunity to scale with over 10 locations pending on the waiting list.
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Founder goals to diversity offerings to include "on board" product sales

Our Team

Because I am single mom with 6 year old twins who started this company out of need when I found myself stuck with no supplies and crying babies and stressed to the max thinking about all the things I needed to pack and wondering what I would while on the way to our destination. I live this life daily and understand first hand and see a huge gap.

THIS IS US!

Baby Vend- How it came to be

My name is Jasmin Smith and I am a single mother of twins who resides in Anchorage Alaska in what was named by CNN as the most diverse neighborhood in America (Mountain View). I started Baby Vend when my son used his last diaper while out Christmas shopping. I found myself stuck in the mall with a cart full of presents that needed to be paid for. I realized my choice was to leave immediately or figure out a solution. At that moment I realized how frustrating this scenario could be for other families and lactating mothers. I decided I wanted to help and create a company that centers around ensuring no family is left somewhere without access to supplies. I gathered up my friends and asked them if they were down to join me on this new journey and they said yes! Together we decided to ensure no family was left without the supplies they needed, no matter the location. After researching the market and seeing what was available and where we could fit in, we found a niche and launched! We promised ourselves to grow this company to the highest level for our kids and other families in need and create custom vending and product solutions that reach wherever traveling families find themselves. 

Why Support Us?

Your support is directly tied to the goals and dreams of a founder and team with a story just like yours who developed this business from the group and has taken the steps to see it grow to the highest potential. Your support will allow us to accomplish 3 things.

1. Upgrading our machines to a newer model that will allow us to serve the many families that now rely on Baby Vend. By getting new machines we will be able to serve more families as efficiently as possible because we will have machines that feature

  • More capacity for products
  • Easier transactions for the families
  • A new range of products
  • More size offerings to fit in our machines and products in diverse spaces

By having upgraded machines we will be able to accommodate the requests for more locations and ensure the easiest transaction possible (thus improving customer experiences). We are happy with our current locations but look forward to growing to become truly nationwide and bringing down the numbers on our waiting list. 

2. We also want to add a full-time sales and business development position to our team. This will allow to have a designated department to service new and current locations and strategic partnerships and ensure the best onboarding and training experience.

3. Further development of our "onboard" product offerings to service customers on planes, trains, boats, buses, etc.

This campaign is important because it allow us to improve our machine technology and business processes but it will also allow us to serve more families in more locations (currently we have a waiting list and this support will help us get all off the placed).

Our goal or beyond will allow us to purchase

  • our desired further customized machine
  • research and development to finalize our "onboard" products
  • hire a sales and business development coordinator to ensure the goals/processes/procedure/image of the company support new and existing locations and machine operators and encourage long term ownership

For traveling families, this will be a game-changer.

Not only will these machines make it easier for families to travel and add a sense of security but they will also lead to economic opportunities for individuals looking to run their own machine in their community. Families (mine included) will be able to enjoy the time together vs. stressing about what they did or did not pack. Families will be able to plan for their trip and know that the customized products and travel information that they need will be in all locations of trip. 

We Have Made An Impact Already

  • Currently in 4 travel industry locations
  • social media support tripled in a 3 month period of time to include posts with engagement from over 30,000 people.
  • News coverage in over 7 states to include Black Enterprise, CNBC, Blacknews, American Way Magazine, The Points Guy and more
  • Machines located in 5 states
  • Machines requested in an additional 6 states
  • Offices in Anchorage Alaska, Fairbanks Alaska and Atlanta, Georgia
  • Strong web presence (we are the top ranked and googled company)
  • Community give back supporting homeless families and pregnant mothers 

Risks & Challenges

Because we are currently operating the prototype machines we have been able to successfully document and address issues with our current machines and areas for improvement. By getting new machines we will solve these hurdles which included:

  • not having enough room in the machine to handle the product demand
  • More flexible to vend items that have unconventional packaging
  • An easier to navigate user interface
  • Expanded team, our team is jack of all trades crew that jumps in where we need to but this funding will allow us to further develop our departments and organizational structure to support the influx of machine requests.

"Everything we do is for our families and families just like yours! It's a movement and we need your help.  Help us change the way families travel and make a postive impact on our community by supporting our growth and development which will lead to other successful businesses nationwide." -Founder Jasmin Smith

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