BarCusi Aspire.be

Bringing all of your travel planning needs to one place and designing experiences that are inherently you!
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Matthew Barstow
Technology
Alexandria, Virginia
United States
2 Team Members

What is BarCusi?

 

Lifestyle [lahyf-stahyl] Brand [brand]

You might say a lifestyle brand includes the habits, attitudes, tastes, and standards that together constitute the mode of living of an individual or group. It also includes a trademark, used by a manufacturer, merchant, or individual to identify that which makes them distinctive. Trademarks are often prominently displayed on goods, in advertising, or as a defining characteristic of an individual’s or a company’s personal style.

At BarCusi, we believe that lifestyle is defined by where we live, how we travel, how we use technology, our individual style, and how these things influence the image we project to define our personal lifestyle brand.

It is with this in mind that BarCusi is working to modernize and redesign the systems, processes, built environments, and products that have failed to stand the test of time and are no longer relevant to modern lifestyles. With a focus on exploring how we can redefine what functionality and user experience mean to lifestyle-minded consumers, BarCusi hopes to provide design innovation in the areas of travel, finance, energy, aerospace, education, technology, and exploration. 

Modern living is fast-paced, multifaceted, and connected through social media now more than ever. As we work to create design solutions for the problems facing our focus areas, we intend connect the technologies that shape our daily lives to the systems that are desperately in need of modernization.

Aspire. be

Matthew A. BARstow + Nick ManCUSI

 

The BarCusi App

Reinventing how travel represents a lifestyle that is essentially you.

Whether you are traveling for business, pleasure, romance, or adventure, your experiences and the memories you create should represent that which is essentially you.

At BarCusi, we are developing a system that is truly one of a kind. A system that responds to your needs and works to design experiences specific to you. Whether you prefer to travel by air, land, or sea; are looking for solitude in the mountains or that perfect day at the beach; a day of sky-diving or even a day at the spa, we'll help you do it all with guaranteed BarCusi style. Even better, you can book it all in one place, creating an experience that is essentially you.

As you watch our video for a sneak peek of what is to come, ask yourself why you have to go to so many places to put together a high-quality travel experience. Ask why choosing your destination often leaves you no choice but to sacrifice hours of your time doing research on dozens of sites only to end up with a trip that is more work than play.

At BarCusi, we are consolidating all of your travel needs into one place, where the experience you've always imagined is literally at your fingertips with no hassle, no mystery, and in no time at all.

 

Matthew Barstow, Co-Founder

 

With a BA in architecture from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning, Matthew comes from very humble beginnings. As the current President of the American Institute of Architecture Students and an active Director on the American Institute of Architects National Board in Washington, D.C., he plays an integral role in the American architectural community. 

Before architecture, Mr. Barstow learned the value of hard work, dedication, and what it means to create something from nothing as a veteran of the United States Marine Corps (serving from 1999– 2003) and later as the founder of Majestic Development Group and Property Management. This company began with the purchase and renovation of several triplexes in the Albuquerque area, growing over the next several years into a mid-size development firm with properties in Florida, New Mexico, and Arizona.

As a Co-Founder of BarCusi, he hopes to bridge the design of human experiences with the use of technology in order to enhance lifestyles and create environments that afford a more vibrant user experience.

 

Nick Mancusi, Co-Founder

With a professional Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree and a Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) degree from Taliesin, the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture, Nick is a driven entrepreneur and creative advocate. As a past President of the American Institute of Architecture Students and former Director on the American Institute of Architects National Board in Washington, D.C., he is also a prominent figure within the architectural and design community.

Mr. Mancusi is never content with what is and is always seeking ways to improve the world through design, whether by designing experiences, spaces, or images. He views the world as a sphere filled with opportunity. As Partner of the Design/Build firm Mancusi Builders, LLC in New England and Founder of Design Moves People a Creative and Brand Development firm, Nick firmly believes in doing what you love and helping others while doing it.

As Co-Founder of BarCusi, he hopes to imagine and redefine experiences that enhance the way we think, feel, and go about our lives by designing new and better solutions.

 

Why Our App Is Different

 

A Little More About Our Perks

We have worked long and hard to bring you top quality perks for your investment in us. Our glassware is top notch and laser etched with the BarCusi logo and shield. All of our leather goods are embossed with the BarCusi Logo and shield and our travel blazer is one of a kind and designed by Matthew and Nick for this launch. For those of you who would consider our most invested perks you will be treated to some amazing travel experiences personally designed by Matthew and Nick based on their own travels around the globe.

How Your Contribution Helps Us

Operations 58% of funding

People

We desperately need to add to our team specifically we need to add a back support professional and another app developer.

Tech

With new people comes with new workstations.

App Development 20% of funding

App development is moving ahead rapidly and the costs of working through design development and user experience feedback is getting costly. Your investment will help us with contracting out some of our design load and allow us to develop the app for ios, android and windows simultaneously 

Legal 12% of funding

We are still working through some of the legal hoops at the patent office and with some of the trademarking/ copywriting of a couple of inventions that will eventually work with the app to ensure a stress free travel experience with our partners.

Fees/Perks 10% of funding

International Shipping of Perks

You can add your shipping cost on top of the amount of your perk. If you do not add the shipping costs to your payment, we will send you an email post campaign to do this payment.

This is not included in the Indiegogo platform we will keep track and let you know if additional shipping is required or if you overpaid.

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Questions, Comments, & Suggestions

For anything you may want to know about BarCusi or if you wish to get in touch with us, you can contact us on our contact form at www.BarCusi.com on Facebook or Twitter @barcusi

Please Help Us Spread The Word

We realize that monetary contribution is not realistic for everyone, so for those of you who would still like to contribute in other ways please help us promote our page, sign up for our subscriber list and contribute to our social media pages.

 Please Help Us Spread The Word

We realize that monetary contribution is not realistic for everyone, so for those of you who would still like to contribute in other ways please help us promote our page, sign up for our subscriber list and contribute to our social media pages.

 

 

 

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  • $10USD
    Thank You- We Love You

    You are great and we appreciate your support. Be patient and gain exclusive access into BarCusi’s first year as a start up… Join us in the heartaches, innovation, drunken tangents and hopefully our success. For your support you will receive an exclusive link to our documentary BarCusi: year one. Additionally we will add you to our subscriber list to keep you up to date on all things BarCusi. For all items International shipping fees will apply

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    Estimated delivery: October 2014
  • $50USD
    Travel in Style

    At this level you receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you can choose one of these four amazing gift options. Choose One: 1. The BarCusi leather embossed luggage tag. 2. The BarCusi T-shirt (Throw caution to the wind and dress down for that red eye, we will look the other way) 3. The BarCusi Scotch Glass Set. 4. The BarCusi Wine Glass Set. (You'll be relaxing with us in the Sky Lounge soon enough, but until then enjoy one at home before you depart.)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    I travel often (Option One)

    At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you can choose two of these four amazing gift options. Choose Two: 1. The BarCusi leather embossed luggage tag. 2. The BarCusi T-shirt (Throw caution to the wind and dress down for that red eye, we will look the other way) 3. The BarCusi Scotch Glass Set. 4. The BarCusi Wine Glass Set. (You be relaxing with us in the Sky Club soon enough, but until then enjoy one at home before you depart.)

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    I travel often (Option Two)

    At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you will receive an amazingly elegant BarCusi embossed Dopp Kit.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    I want to travel with it all

    Option One At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you will receive an amazingly elegant BarCusi embossed Dopp Kit filled with a BarCusi T-shirt, BarCusi embossed luggage tag and a BarCusi Scotch glass set.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    I want to travel with it all

    Option Two At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you will receive an amazingly elegant BarCusi embossed Dopp Kit filled with a BarCusi T-shirt, BarCusi embossed luggage tag and a BarCusi Wine Glass Set

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $250USD
    I want to travel with it all

    Option Three At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, you will receive an amazingly elegant BarCusi embossed Duffle Bag.

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    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $500USD
    Fits nicely in a Duffle

    At this level you will receive all previously offered items in our amazingly elegant BarCusi embossed Duffle Bag.

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  • $1,000USD
    Jetsettingly Amazing Style

    Option One At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, a BarCusi Branded Victorinox Hard Shell Carry on Suitcase.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Jetsettingly Amazing Style

    Option Two At this level you will receive everything included at the $10 level. Additionally, a BarCusi Designed Blue Travel Blazer.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Come Fly with Us (Option One)

    At this level you will receive everything included at the $500 level. Additionally, you will receive a BarCusi Branded Victorinox Hard Shell Carry on Suitcase

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $2,000USD
    Come Fly With Us (Option Two)

    At this level you will receive everything included at the $500 level. Additionally, you will receive a BarCusi Designed Blue Travel Blazer.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $5,000USD
    You Get Everything

    At this level receive all previous gifts packaged neatly in your BarCusi Branded Victorinox Hard Shell Carry on Suitcase.

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $10,000USD
    Aspire.be.Away for Two

    At this level we want to say thank you in a big way, We will get to know you and design a one of a kind two day get away for two. (Includes Flight, Hotel and One of a kind experience for two, Delivery will depend on experience picked, schedules and availability. We will make every effort to have the travel plans finalized before December 1, 2013)

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  • $25,000USD
    Aspire.be.Two for Four

    At this level we want to show our appreciation for your support by sending you and a guest on a four day custom designed BarCusi get away, you will be included in the BarCusi: Year One Documentary and be credited as an associate producer. We will design it and you will enjoy it. (Includes Flight, Hotel and One of a kind experience for two, Delivery will depend on experience picked, schedules and availability. We will make every effort to have the travel plans finalized before December 1, 2013)

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  • $50,000USD
    Aspire.be. Unimaginable

    At this level we want to show our appreciation for your support by letting you choose one of four custom designed BarCusi get aways, you will be included in the BarCusi: Year One Documentary and be credited as an executive producer. . (Includes Flight, Hotel and One of a kind experience for two, Delivery will depend on experience picked, schedules and availability. We will make every effort to have the travel plans finalized before December 1, 2013)

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