Sardines Site Launch

We need your help getting the website Sardines deserve.

Odofoley
Lifestyle
$ 20,185
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Project Description

  • What is the mission of your company or project?
  • Sardines seeks to connect travelers and we need the right platform to do it.  In order to build it, we need financial assistance.  
  • Describe the problem you are solving.
  • Most travel platforms seek to connect hosts with travelers looking for accommodations.  However, there are countless times where a solo traveler can't manage the financial stress of travelling solo or a group of travelers has dwindled down to only a few, leaving space for others to join.  Sardines connects these two groups looking for one another in one central place.
  • What is the market size/opportunity?
  • Initially, Sardines will launch to an exclusive group of women travelers with 30k members.  As we expand, the intent is to address lifestyle needs, such as co-ed travelers, LGBTQ, and other similar lifestyle travelers to one another.
  • What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem? 
  • Sardines is a website, which we hope to expand into an app.  We're about connecting travelers when their destinations and dates align.  The site will have the ability to search using filters and see results for scrolling.
  • Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?
  • Based on the statement of work we've received, we are looking to raise enough money to build the site through gifts and donations.  The funding will be used for a design team and developers to build the site.
  • Who is on your team?
  • Currently, we have one founding member, Odofoley Oquaye.  Currently seeking a co-founder.
  • Thank your backers and make them feel appreciated!
    • Our top donors will receive a token of our appreciation.  Whatever the contribution, we are grateful for all gifts.  Thank you.

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Who is Odofoley Oquaye?
  • Sardines was founded by  CEO, Odofoley Oquaye in 2019. She is of Ghanaian descent, currently residing in Raleigh, NC. She has been working in the SaaS industry since 2013 with over 15 years of customer service experience. Currently, she's preparing to become one of Shaw University's 2019 graduating class majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She is also the designated planner in her circle of friends when it comes to organizing trips. As an extensive and avid traveler, having traveled to over 100 cities and 10 countries, taking the stress out of travel logistics has become her passion!
  • What's Up with the Name?
  • In addition to the fish, Sardines takes its name after an outdoor game similar to hide and seek. Rather than have one person seek to find all the hiders scattered about, everyone plays a part in seeking out the one hider.  Once you find the initial hider, you join that person to become a hider as well.  By the time the last person locates you, your group resembles a pack of sardines.  Since Sardines is connecting two groups who are trying to find one another, the name only makes sense.
  • What Inspired you to Create Sardines?
  • As the person who usually organizes trips for friends, it's projected that 100% of the time, the group who initially showed interest is not the same group who will attend.  Time and time again, I've had to turn people away from joining us only to find out that those we held spots for could no longer come on the trip.  Instead of having to cancel the trip altogether, I was forced to raised shared costs for the remaining travellers.  There just had to be a better way.  Sardines is addressing this issue head on.

 

 

Shenee Hayes
04/24/2019
Monetary Contribution
$ 20,000
04/16/2019
Snacks, Swag and More!
$ 100
03/22/2019
Find your Pack Merch
$ 50
Shante Hayward
03/13/2019
Monetary Contribution
$ 30
Amy
03/08/2019
Monetary Contribution
$ 5
$ 100
Snacks, Swag and More!

We'll also provide gift cards to help you travel more.  

The top 100 donors who contribute $100 or more will receive branded merchandise, complete with the Sardines logo! #swag

Thank you shout outs will be on the social media platform of your choice and we will also be giving away a month's subscription to Snack Crates so you can try global snacks before you go and see for yourself. 

 

 

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The top 100 donors who contribute $50 or more will receive branded merchandise, complete with the Sardines logo! #swag

Donors will also receive a personal thank you for contributions on social media.  Please let us know your preferred handle.

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$ 100
Snacks, Swag and More!

We'll also provide gift cards to help you travel more.  

The top 100 donors who contribute $100 or more will receive branded merchandise, complete with the Sardines logo! #swag

Thank you shout outs will be on the social media platform of your choice and we will also be giving away a month's subscription to Snack Crates so you can try global snacks before you go and see for yourself. 

 

 

49 Left
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$ 50
Find your Pack Merch

The top 100 donors who contribute $50 or more will receive branded merchandise, complete with the Sardines logo! #swag

Donors will also receive a personal thank you for contributions on social media.  Please let us know your preferred handle.

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