MakersKit was founded with the purpose to inspire creativity.They share the favorite ideas and offer the best tools and supplies to make DIY a blast! MakersKit founders Mike Stone and Jawn McQuade are two creative guys.Mike is a serial entrepreneur who also volunteered as a grade school art teacher. Jawn went to film school while also working as a grade school teacher. Once they met, the duo quickly became the best of friends and within weeks they started their first project together, teaching DIY workshops in San Francisco. The side project took off and became hugely popular. In order to keep up with demand, they created DIY kits that are paired with video tutorials so that anyone, anywhere can create something amazing.
MakersKit launched in 2014 and since then they have sold over 250,000 DIY Kits and are on track to get to 1 million kits sold by the end of the year. It is their goal in the coming years to become a household name and take the place of stores like Michaels and Joanns as the go to place for creative projects and supplies. They have partnered with amazing people and brands, including TOMS and National Geographic. Their DIY kits are available in over 5,000 stores like Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma.
What makes MakersKit special is that Mike and Jawn continue to give back with their Give a Kit Campaign in partnership with Pledge 1%. The purchase of a kit on their site let’s them donate an art supply kit to a public school in their home state or country.
Their revenue model includes the wholesale of kits to their partner brands. Direct to Consumer sales of awesome, high quality kits. A subscription model is also in the works. All of this is coupled with highly engaging youtube content that not only teaches you how to build these kits but also videos to provide creative inspiration thus opening another revenue stream through youtube.
They aim to bring creativity back into peoples lives through a medium that most people identify with, social video and sharing. They are making building your own unique products easily accessible for everyone. Whether you are an ardent DIYer or just getting started they have everything you need to easily make all of your ideas come to life.
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