Minnesota Startup Hidrate Clears $627k In Crowdfunding On Kickstarter

 

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Minnesota tech startup Hidrate has received $627k in pledges from 8,015 backers as of close yesterday.

The campaign launched on June 1st to a very receptive audience considering their $35k minimum goal was exceeded under 24 hours — a trajectory reminiscent of notable local wins like Zivix, SmartThings and Spark (before they split).

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Teammates Nadya Nguyen, Alex Feeken, Alex Hambrock, Cole Iverson come from the University of Minnesota and concocted their smart water bottle + mobile app MVP during Twin Cities Startup Weekend 6.

Then they took the venture to Techstars in Kansas City and, well, now they have ~10,000 units pre-sold.

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