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Moving Right Along!

Moving Right Along!

It’s been a bit quiet on the media front, but busy as ever behind the closed doors. So what’s been happening? The iOS beta process was a success. All the feedback let to a complete rebuild of the app and we are preparing public release to the App Store as I type this post! The Puck […]

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Made In Illinois: Puck

Made In Illinois: Puck
SmashToast was lucky enough to be in the WICS ABC Channel 20 spotlight recently!  As part of her "Made in Illinois" series, reporter Maggie Poteau interviewed CEO and founder Barnabas Helmy in as the beta units were being shipped out late 2015. Maggie got to see where it all started in the basement of Helmy's home [...] Read More

SmashToast receives $50,000 equity-free Arch Grant!

SmashToast receives $50,000 equity-free Arch Grant!

For more information: Dewayne Nickerson (314) 645-4244 office (415) 519-0004 cell media@archgrants.org Arch Grants Announces Summer 2015 Global Startup Competition Recipients 11 Businesses To Receive $50,000; Total of 66 Startups and $3.65 Million Granted Since Inception ST. LOUIS, MO – June 18, 2015 – Arch Grants, a non-profit providing $50,000 equity-free grants and pro bono […]

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St. Louis Arch Grant Finalists!

St. Louis Arch Grant Finalists!

It’s been a busy several weeks, with the manufacturing underway and implementing the valuable feedback from our alpha test.  One of the more exciting developments we didn’t share was our selection as finalists in the St. Louis Arch Grants competition, which the chosen recipients receive $50,000! Last Wednesday and Thursday, SmashToast pitched to the panel […]

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Our final week in San Francisco

Our final week in San Francisco

As we approach the conclusion of our final week in San Francisco, it’s good to reflect a little bit on how the month has gone.  The PUCK public beta units are being manufactured and the iOS app is waiting confirmation from the App Store.  We’ve met an incredible array of people in the industry, tested PUCK with positive […]

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Beta testers – it’s a go!

Beta testers – it’s a go!

For those of you who have been incredibly patient and supported us during our beta tester campaign, the moment has arrived! We’ve given the go ahead on expedited manufacturing and you should be receiving you units in the next month to month and a half. We will be using Test Flight for the iOS users. […]

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Working from TechShop, San Francisco

Working from TechShop, San Francisco

Day 2 at the TechShop. While we finalize the manufacturing details for our public beta test group, we continue to refine the PUCK app.  This will be an ongoing process, with many “wish list” features on the back burner until more resources are available. What Andrew has been able to do by himself is staggering […]

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From the Basement to the Bay Area

From the Basement to the Bay Area

SmashToast will officially be spending the month of April working from the Tech Shop in San Francisco, refining PUCK and getting it prepped for market-readiness.  This is a super-exciting month! We are running our in-house alpha tests now and are addressing a few final bugs prior to getting the public beta units manufactured.  Things are […]

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Look what we got today!

Look what we got today!

Though we are still working out this infuriating BLE issue, we got the injection-molded shell today! We are getting soooo close.  More big news to come, so please stay tuned!

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