We are excited to announce the winners of the contest:
Non-Machine Business Owner: Chris of Herb’s Furniture
Current X-Carve Owner: Courtney and Jessica of Creative Wood-N-Things
Learn more about the winners in this blog post
Thank you to all the entrants for sharing their passion, ideas, and stories with us!
This short overview video outlines the contest.
For official rules, see below.
‘Like’ a video on YouTube to give the submission a greater chance of winning an X-Carve. Your vote helps decide who wins an X-Carve.
Click here to vote for a business owner who does not own an X-Carve. Learn what goals small business owners have for X-Carve.
Click here to vote for current X-Carve. This is a great way to see what success looks like as an X-Carve business owner.
The X-Carve Business Bundle includes an annual membership for Easel Pro and a fully-loaded X-Carve in the size of your choice.
The fully-loaded X-Carve includes all the hardware components listed in the X-Carve configurator (excludes “Additional Software,” Materials,” and some “Carving Bits” components).
There will be a total of two winners, one for each participant category. The two participant categories are (1) individuals who do not own an X-Carve and want to launch or grow a business; (2) individuals who run a business with an X-Carve (or Carvey).
All entries must be in the form of a YouTube video submission. Videos cannot exceed 2 minutes in length (they can be shorter than 2 minutes). Submissions must be uploaded to YouTube and set to “public” or “unlisted.”
Once uploaded, email your YouTube video URL to email@example.com. Make sure to indicate whether the URL is “unlisted” if you don’t want us to add it to our playlist. Only public videos will go into the Inventables playlist. Making your video public can increase your chances of winning (see “Judging Criteria,” below).
Participants fall into two categories: (1) individuals who do not own an X-Carve and want to launch or grow a business; (2) individuals who run a business with an X-Carve (or Carvey). Both sets of participants must explain how the X-Carve will help them start or grow their business.
Video submission requirements for each participant category are as follows:
Individuals who do not own an X-Carve
Geared towards people who either (a) want to start a business or (b) grow their existing business by using an X-Carve. Videos in this category must include the following two elements:
• What is your business or business idea?
Describe your business or idea in detail. A few talking points: What do you make (or want to make)? How did you get the idea to start your business? What inspired you to launch this particular business? Who are your customers? What need are you filling?
• How will X-Carve contribute to your business’ success?
We’re interested in partnering with individuals who understand how an X-Carve will impact their business. Think critically about the roles that an X-Carve and Easel Pro will play in your business. Are you interested in scaling production of a current product? Do you want to prototype a larger design before production? Do you want to do something faster or more efficiently? The better you convey the role of these products in your business, the better your chances of winning based on the judging criteria.
Individuals who run a business with an X-Carve
Geared towards current Inventables customers who use their machine to generate some sort of supplemental income. We want to learn about your success story. Winning a second machine means you can scale growth, prototype faster, or experiment with a new venture while your existing machine stays dedicated to your current business.Videos in this category must include the following two elements:
• What was the turning point in your business?
Success looks like different things to different companies. Think about the first really exciting moment in your business that made you want to keep going: that’s the moment we want you to share.Maybe it was your first order, a breakthrough in developing your most popular product, or the day you started using social media to sell your products. Tell us about this moment and how it set you on a path to success.
• How has X-Carve contributed to your business’ success?
Tell us how your X-Carve helped you get to where you are now. This helps us understand how a second machine will help your business. What role did the X-Carve play in the development of your business? Explain how your first X-Carve helped you get to where you are now.
All video URLs must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight (CDT) on March 31, 2018. We will announce the winners in mid-April.
We will select the winner based on these two factors:
Demonstrates X-Carve’s capacity to help your business
The best videos will clearly show that you are invested in your product or idea and that you understand how X-Carve will help you be successful. Your video provides insightful, specific observations about how the role X-Carve will play in your business. This is important whether you are currently operating your business or getting ready to launch.
Most number of “likes” on their video
The more likes your video accrues, the better your chances of winning. Share your video to earn more likes for your video and increase your odds of winning! To help level the playing field, we will post all public YouTube video submissions in a public playlist on the Inventables YouTube channel.
Eligible entrants must be 18 years or older as of February 1, 2018. Participants can be existing Inventables customers or non-Inventables customers. No purchase necessary.
The contest is open to US and international residents. Void where prohibited. International customers must live in a country where we can legally ship your machine.-
Contest ends March 31, 2018. All YouTube URLs must be emailed to email@example.com by midnight (CDT) on March 31, 2018.
The two winners (one for each participant category: machine owners and non-machine owners) will be announced in mid-April.