Josh and his kids enjoyed the decades old game of playing with water balloons. The frustrating part, of course, was how long it took to fill up a single balloon, let alone dozens, in order to have some real fun. There were times the family would spend hours filling up hundreds of balloons so they could really enjoy getting each other soaking wet.
Although it took a while, he did eventually create something quite original and totally unique. In order to take it to market, he decided to raise funds through the Kickstarter crowd-funding platform. His invention, called Bunch O Balloons, went viral and, in just a few days, over $900,000 was raised.
Production started, sales were brisk and to Josh’s utter amazement and absolute delight after years of struggle, his innovation had captured America’s love of fun and Bunch O Balloons became the number one selling summer toy.
Unfortunately, his success on Kickstarter and in the retail marketplace made Bunch O Balloons stand out and become a target for patent thieves.