My Final Chance at My Olympic Dream – Ashley McKenzie

Ashley McKenzie born in Queen’s Park, London and was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at an early age. Ashley was first exposed to judo at the age of 11, when he got into a fight with a boy who stole his Charizard Pokémon card. Determined to get it back he joined the Moberly Judo Club where he met his assailant by chance. He eventually got his card back after befriending the boy.

Ashley was a member of the Great Britain Olympic Judo Team at London 2012 and is a triple Olympian and double gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games and is looking for funding to help him get to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

Project status dated : 31 January 2024

Hi, I’m Ashley McKenzie, triple Olympian and double gold medalist at the Commonwealth Games! I’m looking for funding to help me get to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games!

I started judo at 11 and it’s been my passion and life saver. I’ve suffered from ADHD, had a heart op and had many ups and downs in life! But judo has changed my life for the better.

I’ve represented my wonderful homeland, Great Britain, for my entire judo career. This is my final shot at the dream of being an Olympic medallist and I really need your help with funding for training camps, competitions and travel costs to help make my dream come true. I’d be so grateful for any support!

I want to put everything I have into this Olympic campaign without having to do a day job every day! I need and want to train every day, do competitions and camps, but would need backing from all my followers and supporters to achieve this!


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Ring One : The most advanced Smart Ring for you

Our payments feature was live in 28 countries including UK, EU and India.During Covid, we understood the need of the hour and developed India’s first comprehensive health tracker, which measured 5 crucial health vitals including Blood oxygen levels.

Deploying it in multiple hospitals, 1000+ patient beds and saving hundreds of lives with timely alerts for oxygen requirements helped us to truly understand the profound impact technology can have on our lives.

These experiences came with a couple of important learnings. We realised that the readings from the finger were far more reliable than those from the wrist and that a wrist worn device was not comfortable to wear all night and all day.

This gave us the idea for Ring One. We married findings from the health tracking with the learnings from payments feature of our first hybrid smartwatch and came up with something which we believe is truly path breaking – the Ring One.

Project status dated : 25 January 2024

The world’s most comfortable and stylish smart ring that offers advanced health tracking and on-the-go payments.

Ring One monitors your sleep, exercise and recovery to help you find the perfect balance all day, everyday

Wake up each morning to detailed sleep insights and see how prepared you are for the day ahead

Wake up each morning to detailed sleep insights and see how prepared you are for the day ahead

Maximise your fitness gains with advanced exercise metrics

Ring One nudges you to take preventive action when the vitals are off from your baseline,  empowering you to stay ahead in safeguarding your health.

Improve mindfulness by measuring the impact of your meditation and body relaxing sessions 

Take the guesswork out from your Menstrual Cycle tracking

Stay prepared with Ring One’s Menstrual cycle and fertility tracking. Ring One’s temperature sensors detect even a minute change (0.1 degree celcius ) in your basal body temperature to predict the phase and keep you informed all the time.

Crush your personal goals with tailored insights and personalised coaching

Inspire, encourage and compete with friends to achieve new personal bests.

Just wave your palm across any POS terminal to make secure payments with the ring. 
Leave your wallet behind and use the most convenient way to pay.

Enjoy the convenience of unlocking your Tesla  and other cars that support the NFC-based Digital Key 2.0 specification with Ring One.

Extend your ring’s battery life to a month, easily check charging levels, locate your ring even in the dark.

We have partnered with a very reliable contract manufacturer in India who has decades of experience in delivering electronic products to world class companies. We have already started our manufacturing trials. Here are some pictures:

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Make Silent & Confidential Calls Everywhere In Silence With Skyted

In the fast-paced world of modern workplaces, the hustle and bustle of crowded environments have become an inescapable reality for many professionals. The incessant noise, constant chatter, and crowded spaces can create a challenging atmosphere, particularly when it comes to tasks that require focus and concentration.

In a world where everything is connected, Skyted silent mask utilizes advanced noise-absorption technology to enable secure and confidential voice calls in public spaces. You can make calls with peace of mind, knowing your conversations are protected from eavesdroppers.

Project status dated : 16 January 2024

In the fast-paced world of modern workplaces, the hustle and bustle of crowded environments have become an inescapable reality for many professionals. The incessant noise, constant chatter, and crowded spaces can create a challenging atmosphere, particularly when it comes to tasks that require focus and concentration.

In a world where everything is connected, Skyted silent mask utilizes advanced noise-absorption technology to enable secure and confidential voice calls in public spaces. You can make calls with peace of mind, knowing your conversations are protected from eavesdroppers.

In cooperation with Airbus, ONERA and ESA (European Space Agency), Skyted Silent Mask was designed to use jet engine dampening technology to muffle the wearer’s voice by up to 80%.

Skyted is made from aerospace technology ✈

Our secret lies in LEONAR, the groundbreaking technology from ONERA, a jet engine silencer.

Crafted with precision and innovation, Skyted takes the power of aerospace acoustics and brings it to your everyday life.

ONERA’s expertise in sound absorption, once reserved for the skies, is now at your service, creating a sanctuary of stillness wherever you go.

Don’t compromise between gaming and working. Designed to take silent calls while playing or working. Elevate your work-play experience with Skyted.

Engineered to seamlessly integrate into your gaming and working routines, this mask is designed for individuals who demand the utmost flexibility.

Calls in-flight are soon going to be a reality. The technology to support in-flight calls has been around for quite some time. Although the adoption has not been widespread because the airlines are concerned that inflight voice calls will prove to be a significant annoyance to other passengers. 

This question was asked to Stephane Hersen, ex-VP Airbus and now the CEO of Skyted which is when he took up the challenge to solve this crucial problem.

The  Skyted Mask offers open-air ventilation while trapping only the sound, ensuring maximum comfort during calls.

Thanks to its jet engine-based technology, Skyted Mask absorption works in both ways: voice is absorbed and doesn’t go out and external environment doesn’t come in.
As a result, you are perfectly audible without causing disruption to the conversations of others.

The Skyted App furnishes you with insights into your perceptibility and intelligibility levels. This measure is what we call your Sound Bubble.
Easily calculate your unique sound bubble directly from our app and tailor it to varying degrees of privacy.

Be heard, even when you can’t raise your voice. Skyted’s Voice Booster enhances the volume of your voice, ensuring clear communication with your interlocutor. It works through the app and it helps people to raise their voices even if you whisper or you speak quietly through the mask.

Talk with your mates without removing the mask.
You can talk, thanks to an embedded speaker, without ending your calls. This feature mutes your voice in the ongoing call and allows you to speak to your cab, your workmates or anyone else. Enjoy the freedom to interact with those around you without compromising on your call’s confidentiality.

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Outta Puff Daddys – Mental Health Awareness

Hello, my name is Paul Jukes (crew name: JUKEBOX), and I am the Manager & Choreographer of an amateur, male-only, over 40’s dance crew from Brighton, UK. We’re called the Outta Puff Daddys and use our profile to encourage change in society’s approach to mental health – particularly among men.

I am asking for your financial support through kind donations enabling me to continue the mental health awareness work that I have tirelessly committed myself to for the past 2.5 years voluntarily – helping me reach more people and change more lives for the better.

Project status dated : 16 January 2024

Here is a summary of my story and how your generous donations will be used…

Initially founded in 2012 by local dance teacher JP Omari, we first got together after taking our children to street dance classes. We rehearsed secretly to perform at their annual dance showcase and were hugely successful, so we vowed to continue dancing.

The sudden impact of a founding member passing away (during our early rehearsals) drew us closer together. It was the first trigger to me how vital this unique male social network was for our mental well-being.

It is shocking to consider that in the UK, the biggest killer of men under 45 is suicide. This is not only profoundly tragic, but it is also largely preventable.

In 2017 I suffered my own period of depression and having a strong male social bond with whom I could share my vulnerabilities and emotions was integral to my recovery.

Following my own experience, I became deeply passionate about doing all I could to encourage change in society’s approach/acceptance of mental health.

In Spring 2020, as one of the original founding members, I took over the leadership and choreography role. Even though it was a daunting prospect and with no previous dance teaching experience, I embraced the opportunity and recognised our vast potential to promote mental health awareness.

At this point, through my guidance and shared creativity, our social media content began to amass thousands of followers and millions of views. Our profile and mental health awareness message is now truly being heard and supported worldwide.

As a group of men, our camaraderie and friendship goes far beyond just dancing. We have supported each other through various personal tragedies and challenges. Our close bond provides a safe space to share our vulnerabilities, emotions and discuss our mental well-being.

We break through all stereotypes surrounding traditional masculinity, encouraging others to talk openly about their mental health. We actively promote the importance of talking freely about personal problems or challenges, to seek and ask for help when needed and for others to listen without judgement. Another huge element of our messaging is promoting the importance of self-care and social connectivity with other like-minded positive people.

Our story and message has since been featured globally on various broadcasts, including the BBC, ITV, NBC, Channel10, radio, podcasts and printed features.

I receive regular heartwarming messages from our followers detailing the positive impact we have made to their lives. They actively use the strategies I share along with our fun, uplifting routines as part of their ongoing daily mental well-being.

Now reaching millions worldwide, our content highlights the positive change that we can all make to other people’s lives. It is incredible to know that we are making a real difference but there is much more work to be done.

I am passionate about reaching even more people with our message to encourage positive change and remove mental health stigma. Outside of social media, I offer motivational talks at colleges, workplaces and events, providing insights into my own mental health experiences and strategies. Finally, as a crew we love to perform live, which provides a fantastic opportunity to promote our underlying message in a highly unique and engaging way.

My wider aspirations include many ideas that will allow others worldwide to benefit from the same social support we have come to appreciate – providing vital mental well-being. This includes the development of similar groups (for men and women) around the country/world, which is something I am regularly asked to develop.

As you can imagine, managing the crew and developing all the various performance, talks, PR, media and messaging opportunities is practically a full-time job which I currently have little/no funding – all of my time is provided voluntarily. I was struggling to find the time around my main employment. So in July of this year, I made the decision to dramatically reduce my professional working hours so that I could dedicate more time to the Outta Puff Daddys and the circulation of our important message – to connect with and support many more lives. This is where I am now asking for your help.

To empower others and make the impact that is truly needed, I am asking for your financial support through kind donations. This will enable me to dedicate more time to this valuable work and a message that I am so passionate about, helping me reach more people globally and change more lives for the better.

  • to support my work, reaching more people with my mental health mission – to break the stigma, encourage change and transform lives for the better.
  • to further develop my leadership, choreography and presentation skills.
  • to empower and mentor new OPD Community groups/crews (globally) where others worldwide can benefit from the same social support we have come to appreciate – providing vital mental well-being. This is something I am often asked to develop.
  • to visit more schools and workplaces with my unique, powerful, uplifting, motivational talks. Currently, I have to charge for these to cover my costs. However, I would like to offer these talks free of charge to those that cannot afford to pay.
  • to perform with my crew at more events where our performances always make people stop, smile and think about their own approach to mental well-being. Currently, we often cover our own performance expenses.
  • to further grow our social media with new, engaging, relevant content and messaging – reaching even more people globally.
  • to expand my PR and media opportunities, enabling me to reach more people.
  • to create live streams on our social media, allowing all those who have contributed to this fund to get involved, learn our routines and benefit from the joys of dancing.
  • to launch a new ‘in conversation with’ podcast – with a focus on engaging life stories, personal experiences and enlightening mental health strategies from a variety of inspiring and influential guests.
  • to provide my current weekly dance classes free of charge to the incredible crew members (who I call Brothers) that have supported me massively since I took the lead. I know the Outta Puff Daddys is vital to their ongoing mental health, self-care and well-being.
  • to develop other ideas I have, which for reasons I hope you will understand, are confidential, but I can assure you are for the better good of my mission.
  • to track and monitor the success of my work, providing valuable insights and learnings. It is important that I ensure my work is reaching those that need it, and genuinely impacting lives for the better.

Much of the above, I am currently unable to provide. However, your kind donations will allow me to fully embrace the opportunities, reach more people and truly create positve change.

I will provide regular feedback and updates to all donors ensuring they are fully aware of the impact they are making.

I know the cost of living is a burden to us all at the moment, and I fully respect you might not be in a financial position to donate large sums of funding. Even a small donation will be massively appreciated and make a huge difference. If your amazing donation helps me reach and change the mindset of just one person, then all of this will have been worth it.

20 November 2023by Paul Jukes, Organiser

Dear all,

It has been a while since I updated you…I apologise for that, I’ve been very busy.

In recent months your kind donations have enabled me to continue pursuing an array of motivational talks, content creation, liaison with OPD Community enquiries, performance plans / negotiations and a much bigger project that I one day hope to share with you – for now it remains confidential!! Ooohhhhh!

Here is a recent Testimonial from one of my talks to a large corporate firm:

As part of our communications in acknowledgement and support of International Mens Day, we invited Paul, the Leader and Director from Outta Puff Daddys to run a webinar for employees. The focus was to share his passion and spread his message about the importance of breaking the stigma and supporting men (and all individuals) around mental health and wellbeing. It was fantastic, joyous, authentic and heartfelt. We had some wonderful feedback from employees. Here are are few:
Very moving, powerful and inspiring talk. Thank you Paul.
Thank you for sharing your stories and personal journey. I found it very relatable but very uplifting – Thank you
Thank you so much for being you Paul – your mindset and crew are amazing.

We will certainly be following the Outta Puff Daddys and their journey to bring joy and spread their messages around mental health and hope we can work together again in the future. A big thank you

Heather Sherrah-Davies,
Occupational Health Advisor
BASF plc, United Kingdom

I send a HUGE THANK YOU to anyone that can donate, whatever the amount – you truly are supporting a worthwhile cause.

Together we can help improve the lives of many…we are all STRONGER TOGETHER.

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2023-24 Winter Homeless Support

Behind everyone person affected by homelessness is a human being like you and I. How would I like to be treated if I was the one sat there asking for help?

The dark, cold, windy and wet season is here which makes each day even more of struggle for our fellow citizens on the streets. Each week our teams come across more human beings who have gone from being the neighbour to becoming invisible.

“All their warming words really did help me through those dark days and literally kept me going when I just wanted to throw the towel in”. Michael (then homeless, now runs his own business)

Under One Sky already supports our homeless friends 30,000 times yearly. We need your support to continue to provide dignity, sustenance and solutions to those facing this human tragedy.

Project status dated : 16 January 2024

By changing society’s relationship with homelessness we bring together local communities to change lives.

In Dec 22 a recently homeless young man approached our team. Today he is working for Under One Sky, lives in a flat and is growing in life.

Human connection and problem-solving are at our core. We make people feel seen, heard and cared for. Our teams are on the streets in Central London and Newcastle.

Each week we provide 500-600 people with food, hot and cold drinks, snacks, socks, underwear, hats, gloves, hand warmers and toiletries (our skywalk bundle). Most of these items are purchased, not donated to us. We refer our homeless friends to physical and mental health services and other homelessness organisations.

Historically Under One Sky has spent 100% of private crowdfunded donations directly on support to those we serve. We intend to continue that way.

The weekly Skywalk bundle we provide costs £3.50 per person or £53,000 to serve 15,000 people from Nov 23 to Mar 24. The remainder of our target £22,000 is allocated to the services below.

On-demand items: Our teams take orders from individuals and deliver the following week for items such as shoes, clothing, coats, sleeping bags and tents.

High-impact items: Some items can make a big difference, such as glasses, wheelchairs and travel tickets to reconnect a person with family and friends.

Emergencies: When someone is deemed exposed to high risk, such as hyperthermia, sexual abuse or pregnant women, we provide emergency overnight stays in hostels.

We constantly seek out opportunities for supplies donations from our volunteer network, social media channels and partners to keep our costs down and recycle preloved items. Examples include Barings Bank/Thomas Franks Foundation (food), Rohan/Stand4Socks/4BYSIX (clothing), The Crown Estate/Punjab Restaurant/We Are Waterloo (storage space), Havas Media/NBCUniversal (marketing/media support).

  • Sleeping bag: to donate, use our Amazon Wishlist
  • Personal message: send a message of hope. We will share your message with several hundred homeless friends over Christmas. To do this, contact the campaign organiser below with your message.
  • Share our campaign: use the “Share” button (below the “Donate Now” button at the top of this page).

Together, we can rewrite the narrative

To thriving. No longer just surviving

With conversation, with compassion, with collaboration

It starts with just you

And ends in a growing compassionate community.

Your support is crucial to continue our efforts to keep people alive and to keep changing lives.

With love and gratitude

Under One Sky

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The Water Gong Ancient Powers of Sound and Healing.

The Water Gong is a travel-sized, musical instrument deeply rooted in the ancient, transformative powers of sound and healing.

Each Water Gong is an exclusive, unique piece of art, echoing a message that resonates deeply in our digital era: the importance of disconnecting from the virtual world and immersing oneself in the primal, soothing vibrations of authentic sound.


Project status dated : 12 January 2024

Hand-crafted in Italy by our partners at Grotta Sonora, each Water Gong stands as a one-of-a-kind sound sculpture, providing you with authentic sound journeys for a lifetime or more.

A Symphony of Deep Tones and Complex Harmonics

The Water Gong is not just an instrument; it’s an orchestral experience condensed into a single piece

Its fundamental frequency, coupled with complex harmonics, produces one of the deepest tones for its size. 

The result is a musical experience that is unparalleled, enveloping the listener in a wave of sound that is as profound as it is soothing.

At the heart of its creation is a custom alloy, carefully selected for its acoustic properties. This unique blend of metals is not just about durability; it’s about creating a canvas for sound, where every strike resonates with clarity and depth.

Listen to the Water Gong

For over 4,000 years, the gong has resonated with the world, captivating cultures across the globe with its distinctive and transformative power.

But the gong is more than just an instrument; it’s a gateway to healing, stress reduction, and soothing the nervous system through the enchanting medium of vibrations. 

1. Stress Reduction

The soothing vibrations and resonant tones produced by gongs have a profound ability to activate the parasympathetic nervous system, leading to a reduction in stress levels. This promotes relaxation, alleviates tension, and supports overall mental well-being.

2. Enhanced Sleep Quality

Regular exposure to gong sounds has been associated with improved sleep quality. The calming and immersive nature of gong experiences can help individuals achieve a more restful and rejuvenating sleep, contributing to overall health.

3. Pain Management

Gong therapy has been used as a complementary approach in pain management. The deep vibrations can penetrate tissues and muscles, providing relief from physical discomfort and promoting a sense of ease.

4. Emotional Release and Well-Being

The emotional resonance of gongs can facilitate the release of stored emotions and emotional blockages. This process contributes to emotional well-being, helping individuals to process and navigate their feelings more effectively.

5. Mental Clarity and Focus

Gong sessions are known to induce a state of deep relaxation and mindfulness. This heightened state of awareness can lead to improved mental clarity, enhanced focus, and a greater ability to manage the challenges of daily life.

Sound waves passing through water conjure intricate and captivating geometric patterns. This phenomenon is known as Cymatics. 

The Water Gong displays mesmerizing visual effects emerging from the marriage of sound and liquid, with specific frequencies unveiling captivating geometric shapes..

The Water Gong is the embodiment of our vision: to bring the vivid symphony of sound waves to life, allowing you to witness the profound connection between sound and the fluid world it touches. 

About 70% of the human body is made of water. Imagine what these patterns do to our cells?

It’s not just an instrument; it’s an experience waiting to be unveiled. 

Timelessly designed, the Water Gong is an authentic sonic art piece, merging collector’s value and conversational appeal with a sensory-rich fusion of design and craftsmanship.

Every Water Gong stands as a singular work of art, embodying a profound message particularly poignant in today’s digital age: the essential need to detach from the virtual realm and delve into the fundamental, calming frequencies of the natural world. 

Compact and portable, the Water Gong provides the freedom to create spontaneous sounds wherever you go, whether at the park, office, beach, yoga class, or forest. 

It is designed to travel with you anywhere, from meditation rooms to music studios, inside or outside.

Say goodbye to the complexities of apps, plugins, and electricity. 

With our Water Gong, you can create music in its purest form, completely free from digital constraints.

Accessible to all, regardless of musical expertise, the Water Gong invites users into an intuitive realm of sound. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or just beginning your musical journey, experience its enduring resonance and innate simplicity.


Hand-Tuned by Experts: The Art of Sonic Perfection 

The true magic of the Water Gong lies in the hands of our skilled partners at Grotta Sonora.

Every gong undergoes a meticulous tuning process, a ritual where art meets science. With years of experience and a deep understanding of sound dynamics, each Water Gong is fine-tuned to enhance its inherent sonic qualities. 

This careful process ensures that every gong is not just an instrument, but a one-of-a-kind sound sculpture.

Water Gong

Fundamental Frequency: 73-146 Hz (Notes D2-D3 on musical scale of 440 Hz)

Material: Custom Metal Alloy

Sound: Deep tones, rich overtones

Size: 19″ / 48cm Diameter

* Please note that we do not offer customization of specific frequencies for pledges.

UVlifeCare: Smart UV Steriliser Air Drying Box

Meet UVlifecare a UV sterling box with sterilisation and deodorisation function, adopts LED deep ultraviolet sterilisation technology. One button to start UV disinfection, rapid sterilisation and deodorisation. Sterilisation rate up to 99%, no radiation, care for your health.

GOALFlexible GoalPLEDGED£136 GBP

Project status dated : 12 January 2024

The project team has a working demo, not the final product. Their ability to begin production may be affected by product development or financial challenges. 

Referring to the pasteurization method for clothes in 65-70℃ environment for 3-minute disinfection and sterilization and 1-hour rapid drying, effective sterilization and disinfection.

UV sterilization for 3 minutes, equivalent to 6 hours of direct sunlight, sterilization rate up to 99.9%, and also remove clothes’s musty smell and Odor-causing residue.

Utilizing 260-280nm wavelength irradiation UV, instantly destroys the DNA and RNA of bacteria and microorganisms, and the aura loses its ability to reproduce and survive.

When folded, it is only a quarter of the volume when opened, greatly reducing the occupied volume, and can be used as a storage box when it does not need disinfection.

CozyPod Portable Plugin Heater By Venty

We’re the humans behind, the viral Ultimate Portable Folding Fan and we’re back with CozyPod this 800 watt compact electric heater engineered with high-performance ceramic heat technology

GOALFlexible GoalPLEDGED£140 GBP

Project status dated : 11 January 2024

The Story

Small but mighty, this 800 watt compact electric heater is engineered with high-performance ceramic heat technology, inspired ergonomic design, innovative wireless charging remote and integrated thermostat to ensure the perfect temperature at all times.

Remember us? We’re the humans behind, the viral Ultimate Portable Folding Fan. And we’re back with CozyPod.

Since the launch of our successful kickstarter campaign, we’ve grown into a thriving brand, with over 200,000 customers worldwide. 

In short, this isn’t our first rodeo. Our crowdfunding approach lies in a steadfast commitment to our backers and exceptional execution. With a proven track record in delivering extraordinary products, we know you’ll love CozyPod. 

Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what backers like you have to say about Venty:

Picture this: it’s a typical day at the office, and the temperature is a total guessing game. Somebody’s too hot, somebody’s freezing, somebody’s WFH… in a blanket. Cold fingers, heated debates – sound familiar?

“Why isn’t there a heater that’s not only compact but also elevates the vibe?”

And then, it hit us. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a cozy companion warming up our favorite space at home or the office? Even better – tagging along and making every adventure feel a bit more cozy.

That’s when CozyPod was conceived – our little heater with a big heart.

When we say CozyPod is compact, we mean it. It’s like the superhero of heaters – small, sleek, and packs a punch:

With its clean lines, curved silhouette, and matte finish, CozyPod isn’t just a heater; it’s a statement piece. Say goodbye to clunky and unappealing eyesores. 

The CozyPod remote boasts a beautiful TFT display. It’s crisp, responsive, and never needs a battery.  Use the self charging remote to control the following features:

  • 3 Power Settings, 500 – 800 Watts of Heat
  • Eco Mode: Set your room temperature and CozyPod will shut off when the desired temperature is reached
  • Timer:  From 1 – 12 hours, program how long you want CozyPod to stay on.
  • LED Light: 4 brightness settings.
  • Fahrenheit to Celcius conversion
  • Child Lock Mode: Prevent small hands from turning on.
  • Full Memory Functionality: Remembers your settings.

CozyPod is the only space heater with a self charging remote. Our patent pending wireless charging remote means no batteries needed, ever.

Cozypod’s 800 watts best cover small enclosed spaces. Take it with you to the office, your bedroom, and other enclosed spaces around 200 Sq Feet.

Also great for dorm rooms, studios, RVs, hotel rooms, and much more!

Vegius: Revolutionizing Vegan Travel & Lifestyle

Empowering compassionate living through vegan-friendly travel and community support.

GOALFlexible GoalPLEDGED£23,535 GBP

Project status dated : 11 January 2024

rom a single idea to a global movement, Vegius, formerly known as The Vegan Stay, has been on an incredible journey. Founded in August 2022 by Faik Bouhrik, an astrophysicist, university instructor, and passionate vegan activist, Vegius began with a simple yet profound mission: to revolutionize vegan travel & lifestyle and support animal sanctuaries worldwide.

Initially we started with stays, aiming to add other components at some point down the road to impact the vegan journey more holistically. Our evolution continued with the launch of new experiences in July 2023, enriching the vegan journey, culminating in the launch of Vegius in November 2023 – an all-encompassing platform for vegan travel and living.

Now, as we eagerly anticipate our app beta launch in January 2024, Vegius stands as a beacon for compassionate living, empowering vegans worldwide with seamless, integrated experiences.

Exciting Future Expansions on the Horizon

Once fully funded, Vegius is set to embark on an exciting journey of expansion and innovation. We are committed to enhancing the vegan lifestyle through our app and platform, and here’s what you can look forward to:


Join Us in Elevating Vegius: A $500K Journey Towards Compassionate Innovation

Building Robust Infrastructure: We are seeking $500,000 to bring Vegius to life. These funds will go towards:

  1. AI-Powered App and Website Development: A significant portion of the funds will be dedicated to building state-of-the-art AI technology. This will personalize user experiences, making it easier to discover vegan stays, experiences, and services.
  2. Expanding Stays and Experiences: We plan to enrich our app with an extensive range of vegan stays and experiences, offering more choices and diversity to our users. Your funding will help us populate our current directory with more verified and user-friendly listings, ensuring a comprehensive resource for all vegan needs.
  3. New Features for Additional Services: We’re excited to add new sections like a restaurant directory, services, and retail options. These expansions will transform Vegius into a one-stop solution for all vegan lifestyle needs.
  4. Marketing & Expanding Global Reach: Spreading the word to grow our compassionate community. Our vision extends to establishing Vegius as the leading global resource for vegan travel and lifestyle, making compassionate and sustainable living more accessible worldwide.

Backers’ Benefits: Your Support, Our Gratitude

1. Generous Saver’s Perk: Pledge $25

Unlock exceptional value with your $25 pledge! You’ll receive a $50 service fee credit on Vegius, reusable across multiple bookings until fully redeemed. Start experiencing the joy of compassionate travel with this exclusive discount, valid from March 2024.

2. Compassionate Double Benefit: Pledge $50

Embrace the power of kindness with our Compassionate Double Benefit! Your generous $50 pledge gifts you a $100 discount on service fees. Enjoy the flexibility to spread this benefit over multiple Vegius bookings, making each journey more rewarding. Start your compassionate travel adventures with this exclusive offer, valid from March 2024.

3. Journey Enhancer Bonus: Pledge $100

Transform your travel experiences with our Journey Enhancer Bonus! Pledge $100 and receive a whopping $200 discount on service fees. Plus, once you’ve utilized the initial $200, continue your adventures with an extra 8% off on service fees until 30th June 2025. It’s our way of saying thanks and making your compassionate journeys even more memorable.

4. Traveler’s Compassion Circle: Pledge $250

1. $500 Discount on Service Fees: An immediate $500 discount applicable to service fees on Vegius.

2. Ongoing 8% Off on Service Fees: After utilizing the initial $500, enjoy an additional 8% off on service fees until 30th June 2025.

3. Five-Year Pro Membership: Exclusive Pro Membership for five years, offering a suite of premium features:

  • Unlimited AI Curated Searches: Access to limitless searches with our AI system, tailored for your vegan preferences.
  • Exclusive Deals at Vegan Restaurants: Enjoy special discounts and deals at select vegan restaurants, exclusively for Pro members.
  • Access to a Variety of Vegan Recipes: Explore and try diverse vegan recipes, enhancing your culinary journey.

If we don’t reach our full goal, the funds will still be used to develop the core features of Vegius, ensuring the critical parts of our work continue.

At Vegius, our journey is driven by a deep-rooted belief in sustainability – not just as a concept, but as a practical, everyday reality. We’re pioneering a platform that harmonizes vegan-friendly travel and lifestyle with ecological and ethical consciousness. Our commitment goes beyond offering services; it’s about nurturing a global community that values kindness, compassion, and sustainability.

Building a Sustainable Platform: Crowdfunding allows us to build Vegius on a foundation of community support, ensuring that our growth aligns with the values we stand for. By involving you, our backers, we’re creating a platform that’s truly by the people, for the planet. Your contributions will directly fund the development of our app and website, ensuring they are robust, user-friendly, and aligned with our sustainable goals.

Empowering the Community: Your support helps us expand our reach, connecting more vegan service seekers and providers, and thereby amplifying the impact of sustainable living practices. It also enables us to support animal sanctuaries, turning every booking on Vegius into a step towards greater animal welfare.

A Collective Vision: This crowdfunding campaign is more than just raising funds; it’s about building a community united in its vision for a sustainable future. It’s a chance for each of us to be part of something larger – a movement towards a more compassionate and eco-conscious world.

Join Us in Making a Difference: By backing Vegius, you’re not just supporting a business – you’re championing a cause. Your contribution is an investment in a sustainable future, making a statement that compassion and conscientious living are not just ideals, but achievable realities.

We believe in the power of collective action. With your support, Vegius will be more than just a platform – it will be a testament to what we can achieve when we come together for compassion and sustainability.

Your contribution to Vegius is pivotal. By supporting us, you’re not only backing a platform that simplifies vegan-friendly travel and living, but you’re also empowering compassionate businesses by connecting them with their target audience. Vegius isn’t just an app; it’s a movement towards a more compassionate world. Our mission extends beyond providing services—it’s about supporting animals and those who dedicate their lives to caring for them.

We are proud to have partnered with over 120+ vegan animal sanctuaries worldwide. This collaboration is at the heart of our mission, where a significant portion of our service fees is channeled directly to these sanctuaries. Through this initiative, every booking or transaction made on Vegius doesn’t just benefit the user—it also contributes to the wellbeing of animals and supports the incredible work of these sanctuaries.

Your contribution is pivotal. Not only are you supporting a platform that simplifies vegan-friendly travel and living, while empowering compassionate businesses by connecting them to their target audience. Vegius isn’t just an app; it’s a movement towards a more compassionate world, centered around supporting animals and those who care for them (animal sanctuaries).

Risks & Challenges

Launching a platform like Vegius comes with challenges, from development hurdles to building a robust user base. My background in technology and a dedicated team of experts equip us to overcome these obstacles. We’re committed to transparency and will keep our backers informed every step of the way.

Other Ways You Can Help

Even if you can’t contribute financially, you can help immensely by spreading the word about Vegius. Share our campaign on social media, tell your friends, and use the Indiegogo share tools. Every bit of support brings us closer to our goal!

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Vestwoods V-Series:Fastest Charge Home Energy Storage System

Vestwoods V-Series sets the new standard for home energy storage systems! 

V-Series V5/V14 are the first home energy storage system that allows 12,000W Solar Input, which means you can enjoy solar energy with the fastest charging speed ever, a huge step to solve energy shortage! 

Project status dated : 10 January 2023

The 5.1kWh~57kWh expandable power system can be custom fit to any house to provide greater storage capacity and superior safety. With the dual 120V/240V output, 8,000W AC input/output, and seamless UPS feature, V-Series ensure a solid power supply for your home anytime, anywhere.

80% charged in 1 hour with only solar charging for 14330Wh capacity. VM-Power V is a perfect solution to solve energy shortages, lower your electric bills, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Integrate V-Series to your home grid for a power outage or regular use, saving money on your electric bills.  Take VM-Power V5 with you for RV or camping, and power your adventure anytime, anywhere. 

The 8,000W AC outputs can power all high-powered appliances and electric tools.

The modular design concept aims to allow users to customize the system to fit their needs. VM-Power V series is 100% modular and can accept up to 4×V14 (14,330Wh each) expansion battery packs, adding up to an overall capacity of 57,320Wh – Power your home to save on electric bills or during a blackout!

Only 1 hour of Solar Charging to get enough power for 4 days of daily household electric needs! Being the first solar generator with impressive 12,000W Solar and 8,000W AC Input, V-Series saves you hours of waiting for recharging.

Unlike other inverters in the market, AC8 doesn’t need 2 or more units to get 8,000W AC input, it can accept the industry-leading power input rate with only one unit, which saves you money and effort to get your system fully charged. 

V-Series is the only system in the industry that can handle solar arrays up to 12,000W while its competitors can only handle up to 3,000W. It is a huge step toward real off-the-grid life. It is enough to fully charge V5 in 30 minutes, or V14 in 1.5 hours. VM-Power is compatible with a wide range of solar panels from 12V to 150V and can be easily integrated into your existing solar system.

You can feed in enough power to charge your VM-Power V within 2 hours*. Vestwooods V-Series are compatible with most solar kit and solar panels. so you can plug in and charge.  

8,000W output can power anything imaginable. Plug in your laptop, fridge, saw, or even a Tesla. Vestwoods can power an entire household on its own!

A single unit packs 8,000W AC outputs, power anything you could imagine. Laptop, Refrigerator, Electric saw, or even a Tesla, just plug in whatever you need to power. You can even use it as an emergency backup for powering your electric vehicles up to 90% on Tesla Model 3 on a single charge.  It can be easily controlled remotely using the Vestwoods App.

A blackout doesn’t have to cause a dead EV. The 57kWh V-Series can store enough energy to almost fully charge a Tesla Model 3 Standard Version(60kWh). So with V-Series, you’ll still be able to drive your EV, even when your house is off the grid!

AC8 is equipped with 8000W output and ready for 99% of devices. AC8 is specially designed for Home backup and RV/Motorhome travelers, etc.

High-voltage outputs may be needed in your house, farm, or worksite to power 240V appliances or electric tools.  Instead of providing 120V or 240V, VM-Power is the first system that can supply both at the same time in one unit. It also makes massive 8000W output power integrated into your home grid a reality for the first time!

Storage systems, CCTV, or other Sensitive electric equipment be damaged from power failure or power outages, and you may lose important data that you can not afford. VM-Power’s online UPS switches on at 0ms, so your equipment can stay online with no interruption.

Whether you want to control the V-Series at close range or away from home, we got you covered. Monitor and control your power usage from anywhere with the Vestwoods app, keeping all energy under your control.

VM-Power is equipped with LiFePO4 batteries – Lithium batteries that are the safest on the market. 

Being the most stable of modern batteries, LiFePO4 batteries are well-known for their safety, and they have excellent charge-discharge performance. They do not overheat, and they will not catch on fire even if punctured when being recharged. 

The cathode material in LiFePO4 batteries is non-hazardous so you can have confidence that there are no hazards to your health or the environment.

VM-Power’s LiFePO4 batteries offer an incredible 6000 cycles life cycle. 

Exclusive to our Kickstarter backers, we are offering a 10-year warranty!

VM-Power is compatible with most of the solar panels and installations on the market, which means you can fully utilize other solar power systems and store that energy in VM-Power for your daily use of power outages.

VESTWOODS is a battery industry well-known manufacturer founded in 2016. global users with lithium battery system solutions. One of the leading companies covering most continents in the world, including Japan, South Korea, Southeast Asia, India, Africa, and North America. 

VESTWOODS has focused on the research and development, production, and sales of new energy power supply equipment in the fields of telecom, energy storage, IDC, and other fields.  

VESTWOODS takes innovation as the company’s core development strategy, and we have been committed to providing clean, green, and reliable power for various application scenarios. VESTWOODS adheres to the concept of “reliable technology, leading quality”, and makes greater contributions to leading and continuously promoting the realization of green earth!

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Our experienced team has years of experience in the design of home appliances and we work closely with reliable partners for manufacturing and logistics. Vestwoods has undergone rigorous development, testing, and refinement. We know what it takes to bring a product to market and are confident that we can avoid any potential problems and stay on schedule. Unexpected issues may arise and if they do we will always deal with them with your satisfaction at the top of our priorities and we will handle all enquiries with care.

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