FastRack: The World's Best Empty Beer Bottle System

Available Now: WWW.TheFastRack.CA
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Mitchell Lesbirel
Design
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
2 Team Members

 

 

BUY NOW AT - www.thefastrack.ca

 

THE BUZZ

"My FastRack samples are awesome - cannot wait to get my hands on the updated FastRack and new FastRack Tray!"

 Andy Wells | CEO | Responsible Bartenders of America 

"When your finished drinking you simply drop your bottle into one of the slots and you’re on to the next one."

TrendHunter.com - http://bit.ly/Utgtux 

"FastRack makes cleaning up beer bottles a breeze"

Guyism.com - http://bit.ly/Rk0H66 

"Our buddies Mitchell and Casey have a winner on their hands. Fast Rack: The World's Best Empty Beer Bottle System!"
 
TAPS The Beer magazine | tapsmagazine.com 
 
"Our staff find it easy to use and efficient with less time sorting bottles."
 
 Mark Teneycke | Director of Opperations | Pegasus Group of Companies

"Awesome idea. I could see this replacing the bottle tree when sanitizing bottles for homebrew."

Frank Gabo | SixPackTech.com

FastRack Makes a Great Holiday Gift!

You probably know someone that enjoys beer!
  • Order A FastRack
  • Receive a link to the holiday gift printout (valid when we hit our goal)
  • Email it to the gift receiver & have their order sent directly to them

This makes gift giving so easy and simple!

The Rewards

We hope you like our rewards and we appreciate your pledge.
 
1-10 FastRacks & FastRack Trays
 
Depending on how and where you use FastRacks will determine the number you will need. Small gatherings generally need 1-2 FastRacks and larger gatherings and home brewers usually need 3-4 FastRacks. For taking care of the long weekend at the cottage with the entire family and uncle “Jeff”, 5 FastRacks are required. And if you are hosting rocking togo parties with a hundred people you will need 10 FastRacks. 
 
30 & 50 FastRacks & FastRack Trays
 
Stores and distributors looking to get their hands on the first production run of the FastRack and NEW FastRack Tray should look no further. Be the first location to have the product that is changing the way we handle beer bottles! Endorsed by the "Responsible Bartenders of America" and loved by hundreds!
 
Grand Rewards
 
These rewards are for those looking to meet the founders in person and hear some great stories about bringing FastRack to market. Our advisers are excited to get together for dinner and meet the Grand Reward Backer! We promise lots of interesting conversation and stories and don't worry we'll get the bill. 
 

Color Voting

  • FastRacks and FastRack Trays will be available in 3 colors
  • FastRack and FastRack Tray will be the same color
  • White will be the first color.
  • At the end of the campaign, a survey will be sent out to all those who pledged to decide the two other colors that will be made.

There really is no limit to how wild the colors can be, so we encourage everyone to get creative!  

Why We Need Your Help

We need your help to prototype and build a new FastRack Tray and to enhance our current FastRack mold. The current FastRack Tray is a makeshift tray that we buy from a third party and modify. This tray will not work for home consumers due to its flat bottom, large size, flat walls and un-elegant appearance. 

The new FastRack Tray and polished FastRack will be very elegant and complement the other accesories in your home. The biggest design feature of the new FastRack Tray are the risers incorporated into the bottom of each corner. These risers lift the FastRack out of the FastRack Tray - thus keeping the bottom of each FastRack leg dry. This means you can partially fill the FastRack, remove it from the new FastRack Tray and store it/put it on the counter without having beer drip off onto the counter.

Cut-Away Showing A Prototype FastRack Tray Riser

 

 Back Story 

Over 2 years of R&D (Research and Drinking) later, the design was finalized and ready for testing. Next, 8 different FastRack prototypes where constructed. Then 2 expensive rapid prototypes were 3D printed for the Nightclub and Bar Trade Show and Convention in Vegas to confirm the fit for FastRack. 

People loved It! 

Lastly, we met Gary, at Do All Plastic, who turned out to be the perfect “Made in Detroit” manufacturing partner. 3 generations of plastic injection molding in the heartland of America is the type of experience and reliablility Do All Plastic provides. 

Thanks Gary!

Laslty, it really came down to the design that ensures 99% of all industry standard beer bottles work with FastRack. Since having the first test manufacturing units made in August, things have been ramping up and about 200 home entertaining settings, bars, restaurants and hotels have got their hands on this first run. The response has been incredible and we thank all our FastRack users!

 

The Plan

  • Print a 3D prototype of the new FastRack Tray for testing
  • Order the new FastRack Tray mold materials and have them cut
  • Test the new FastRack Tray mold and benchmark/polish it
  • Benchmark/polish our current FastRack mold and remove thin layer of excess plastic 

Lastly, the FastRack Tray and FastRack will both be proudly made in Detroit. The material for both will be polyethylene that will have recycled content. Our goal is to have 100% recycled content but we need to place a very large order of plastic to help facilitate this. 

The FastRack and FastRack Tray are the same size as a 24 box of beer and about 4 inches deep. For a single FastRack approximately 40% of a pledge is shipping and handling costs.

Timeline:

End-December:---IndieGoGo Ends
January:----------3D Printed FastRack Tray Ordered
January:----------FastRack Tray Prototype Testing & Mold Materials Ordered
Febuary:----------Mold Cut and test units ran - FastRack mold polished 
Begin-March:-----FastRacks and FastRack Trays manufactured 
End-March:-------All rewards shipped out

Credibility 

We have a great network of support from organizations such as MaRS, the RIC Centre, Dalhousie University and our fantastic and talented Advisory Board. 

Founders

Mitchell Lesbirel

  • Founder of MPS
  • Co-Founder of PushPal Mobile
  • Alumni - The Next 36
  • Dalhousie University - Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Casey Binkley

  • Founder of Ready Set Reycle
  • Co-Founder of Full Throttle Gold 
  • Co-Founder of The Atlantic Eco Expo
  • Dalhousie University - Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Manufacturer and Tool Maker

Our manufacturer Gary and Do All Plastic Inc. has been in the plastic injection business for over 60 years and have made 1000s of custom parts for companies such as Ford, GM & Toyota. Our tool maker, Dave, has worked closely with Do All Plastic for many years desinging and building custom molds. Combined they did a fantastic job on the complicated FastRack mold and they will do the same for the New FastRack Tray Mold

 

And that is the FastRack and the NEW FastRack Tray! 

An awesomely simple and minimilistic product that will improve the way you spend time enjoying beer.

If you cannot pledge - sending this out to friends or posting it on your social media channels is greatly appreciated!

We are still new to this and would love your feedback. It only takes 2 clicks.
If you didn't get a FastRack, what was the main reason? 
 

Thanks For Checking Us Out!

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  • $2USD
    START THE PARTY

    Receive a private video link of Mitchell and Casey dancing to a funny and embarrassing song.

    1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2013
  • $12USD
    POSTCARD OF GRATITUDE

    Receive a postcard of gratitude and a private video link of Mitchell and Casey going over the designs of the various physical prototypes built and a Thank You on our website.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $24USD
    EARLY BIRDS

    Help get us started! FastRack and NEW FastRack Tray and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $6 for shipping to Canada, email for international shipping.)

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  • $27USD
    SINGLE

    FastRack and NEW FastRack Tray and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $6 for shipping to Canada, email for international shipping.)

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $50USD
    DOUBLE TROUBLE

    2 FastRacks and 2 NEW FastRack Trays (for handling those slightly bigger than a couple buddies over for beer gatherings) and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $8 for shipping to Canada, email for international shipping.)

    9 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $70USD
    TRIPLE STACK

    3 FastRacks and 3 NEW FastRack Trays and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $8 for shipping to Canada, email for international shipping.

    1 claimed
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  • $110USD
    FIVE ALIVE

    5 FastRacks and 5 NEW FastRack Trays (for taking care of those larger than life gatherings) and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, email for International Shipping.)

    1 claimed
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  • $200USD
    TEN TIMES

    10 FastRacks and 10 NEW FastRack Trays and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $20 for shipping to Canada, email for International Shipping.)

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    30 PACK

    30 FastRacks and 30 NEW FastRack Trays and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA. (Add $30 for shipping to Canada, email for International Shipping.)

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    50 PACK

    50 FastRacks and NEW FastRack Trays and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Free Shipping to USA & Canada (email for International Shipping.)

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $1,000USD
    MEET THE FOUNDERS

    Meet Mitchell and Casey in Toronto, Ontario. Pick our brains on the FastRack and NEW FastRack Tray and our past businesses. Learn where we are going next with FastRack! See all the original prototypes and designs in person. FastRack and NEW FastRack Tray and a Thank You on our website. Choice of White or one of the two colors that will chosen by backers at the end of our campaign via a survey. Flights and accommodation not included.

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    Estimated delivery: March 2013
  • $10,000USD
    ONCE IN A LIFETIME

    Spend a day with Mitchell and Casey and have dinner with the FastRack Advisory Board. Andreas Souvaliotis - Founder of Green Rewards and AIR MILES for Social Change - Harvey Coleman - Former President Dell Computer Corp Canada - James Tucker - Principal BCG - Kerry Harris - Former President Weber Shandwick Canada. TEN TIMES PACK INCLUDED. (Economy flights within North America and 1 night stay at the Fairmont Hotel in Toronto, Ontario included.)

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    Estimated delivery: April 2013
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