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Student Start-Up Launches Kickstarter Campaign

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016 - 12:21 PM Engineering , Arts and Sciences , All News , Business

Student holding Anycafe coffee mug


At the conclusion of the Kickstarter campaign on December 15,  $93,161 was raised, well above the goal of $75,000, with 1051 investors participating.

 AnyCafé, a Springfield startup company that was formed at Western New England University by five students, has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help raise funds through pre-sales of their product. The startup company grew out of a program sponsored by Valley Venture Mentors.

AnyCafé has developed a coffee mug that will conveniently brew coffee inside the mug anytime, anywhere. The user can add cold or hot water, and use a K-Cup coffee insert. The mug operates using batteries, a wall plug, or a car charging adaptor. A patent is pending on the AnyCafé Travel Brewer™.  To view a video demonstration of the Travel Brewer™, or to contact AnyCafé, click here. 

The student developers include Engineering seniors, Logan Carlson, from Horseheads, NY, Chris Urciuoli from Victor, NY, and Ryan Noon from Kutztown, PA, Computer Science major Evan Choquette from Rocky Hill, CT, and Michael Belinski, a Marketing major from Quinebaug, CT.

The Kickstarter campaign will begin on Friday, November 4, and run through Tuesday, December 13, and will allow consumers to purchase the mug for a discounted price.

To visit the AnyCafé Kickstarter campaign click here, or cut and paste the following URL into your browser search window: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/anycafe/the-anycafe-travel-brewer-the-travel-mug-that-brew?ref=4ptgxl

AnyCafé is also sponsoring a unique holiday tree display at the annual Festival of Trees in Tower Square in downtown Springfield, from November 25 through December 11.