23
23
2

Teatraps

$1,750 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 14 months


I am a veteran Philadelphia high school English teacher and debate coach who has been a tea drinker for most of my life. This past summer, after being annoyed by having nowhere to put my used teabag while driving in the car, I came up with a unique idea called the "teatrap". It is a disposable receptacle that attaches right to the outside of a cup where one can save their teabag for reuse or simply later disposal. In the matter of 3-4 months, I opened up an LLC (The Catcher in the Tea), filed for a patent pending, and ordered the supplies for my first 20,000 teatraps and put them together (with the help of friends and family), set up a website, and attended a Coffee and Tea Festival and local flea market where I sold a bunch!

Now I need to enter the second phase of the "TEATRAP"s! I really want to push the product and get it out. There are a few next steps I would like to take and that is where you come in!

1) My plan is to make a silicone non-disposable product (one that could be attached to a non-disposable cup for daily use). A lot of people also gave feedback that they would be interested in this product. 

2) I want to finish the patent, because "patent pending" is only temporary (provisional) and lasts one year from, filing (which runs out in September 2018).  Having a patent opens up many doors for me when it comes to my product and its distribution, and ultimately, it protects my ideas!

So, here's where you come in! I have hustled the last few months getting this product off the ground, and have been successful so far! The response of tea-drinkers has been amazing, and I am hoping that come the spring, I have my silicone non-disposable teatraps manufactured, and have my patent moving along towards completion.  Once all that is done, I plan on going for it and actually applying to "Shark Tank" AND pitching the teatrap as a more environmentally-friendly way to serve take-out tea.


I am psyched for this next phase of my invention, and hope you are, too! It's been an exciting ride so far, and I hope to take this venture much, much further!

As always, 10% of profits go towards ASAP, bringing after-school programs to students in Philadelphia!

Also, anyone who donates will receive teatraps as a gift!
+ Read More

$1,750 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 22 people in 14 months
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
KD
$25
Keeley DeAngelo
10 months ago
AP
$100
Avkash Patel
13 months ago
NS
$50
Nicole Simon
13 months ago
$25
Anonymous
13 months ago
AR
$100
Alison Rigby
13 months ago
LB
$100
Lyn Berner
14 months ago
$500
Anonymous
14 months ago
MS
$50
Mark Sliwowicz
14 months ago
$200
Liz Ebersole
14 months ago
HT
$100
Heather Tighe
14 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.